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Ohio University to honor former White House photographer

September 22, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio University is honoring a former faculty member who served as chief official White House photographer for both President Barack Obama and President Ronald Reagan.

The university says Pete Souza will receive the Outstanding Federal Government Alumnus Award on Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington.

Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis will host the event on behalf of the school’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Souza is a Washington-based freelance photographer and retired Ohio University Visual Communication professor.

His awards include the Pictures of the Year annual competition, the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association’s yearly contest.

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