PEP Photo Summit 2019, Asia’s largest photography learning convention, will have the renowned American photojournalist Pete Souza as their keynote speaker at the event.

For the first time in India Pete, the former Chief Official White House Photographer for U.S. Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan will be sharing the art and science of photography at the 4th edition of PEP.

Known to be one of the best photographers in the world, Pete Souza has unparalleled insights into the art and craft of photography. He was the Director of the White House Photography Office and has served as an official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan from June 1983 until 1989.

As the official White House photographer, Souza probably spent more time alongside President Obama than anyone else. His years photographing Obama gave him unique insight into both the gravity of the Presidential office and the responsibilities and burdens that come with it. Souza has been responsible for capturing some truly iconic photos of Obama including The Situation Room, Spider-Man’s Web, Obama at the Resolution Desk in the Oval Office, and another of him sharing an intimate moment with Michelle Obama after the Inaugural Ball.

Pete is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author. His book, ‘Obama: An Intimate Portrait’, is a beautiful testament to President Obama’s tenure at the White House. His latest book, Shade, presents a hard-hitting juxtaposition of the Trump and Obama Presidencies through a series of clever photographs. Pete Souza has also received the distinguished status of Professor Emeritus at Ohio University since 2017.

“PEP is known to bring eminent photography professionals to unfold the secrets of the art for those who want to learn it. Pete Souza is globally renowned for his exceptional work in photography and we are honored to have him at the event.” – Joshua Karthik, Co Founder, PEP

PEP which was started by Joseph Radhik, Joshua Karthik and Arjun Rajan as a convention to educate photographers about wedding photography, has established itself as one of the most

prestigious photography summits in the world today. The Summit is being held in Hyderabad from 3rd to 5th May, this year. Pete will be addressing about 2500 photography professionals and enthusiasts who are expected to come together to learn the Art, Business, and Craft of photography.

The 3-day event which celebrates photographers and educates enthusiasts from around the world has seen massive reach and impact since its inception. PEP has seen more than 2000 experienced photographers attend the convention. PEP brings photographers from all around the world to one platform including keynote speakers Jerry Ghionis, Brian Smith and Ira Block, and other prominent photographers including Jesh De Rox, Mauricio Arias, Brendan Declerq, Roberto Valenzuela, and Two Mann Studios. This year PEP is all set to take another leap with celebrities like Pete Souza, Lindsay Adler and Pooja Dhingra addressing 2500 photographers from 102 cities and 9 countries.

PEP Photo Summit 2019 organizes three days of talks, classes, and workshops by a curated panel of educators and inspirations. With a community of over 7000, PEP is the meeting-ground for a variety of photographers. Whether one is an enthusiast, professional or simply a lover of photography, there’s something for everyone here. Post the event there will be day-long photography workshops for practicing photographers on 6th and 7th May, 2019.

About The Founders:

Joseph Radhik and Joshua Karthik, are also the co-founders of awarding winning brand “Stories by Joseph Radhik”. They are the photographers behind the well-celebrated weddings of Virat Kohli- Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra- Nick Jonas, Isha Ambani- Anand Piramal, amongst many others. Joseph is an international award winning wedding photographer with his most notable achievements being: the first and only Indian to be chosen as a Global Ambassador for Sony, starting in a global ad campaign for Profoto, and being listed in GQ’s 50 Most Influential Young Indians for 2018.

Joshua is the youngest recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award 2016 XLRI for entrepreneurship. He began his career with a large MNC, where he spent 8 years across several stints in sales and marketing. In 2012, he and his brother founded “Stories by Joseph Radhik” to become one of the pioneers in the wedding photography industry in India.

Arjun has 8 years of international experience in managing large operations. A Procter & Gamble alumnus, his last stint was at P&G Geneva. He joined the brothers Joseph and Joshua to co-found PEP and runs the operations of the company.

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