Through both iconic and rarely seen pictures of White House residents and insights from the photographers who chronicled them, visitors will be transported through presidential history, from photos made when the first official presidential photographer was hired in 1963, to today’s unprecedented coverage of Barack Obama. Throughout we are continually reminded of the power of the still image as a tool for understanding our own history.
Assembled by three-time Emmy Award-winner John Bredar, this exhibition features works by veteran presidential photographers David Hume Kennerly (Gerald Ford), David Valdez (George H.W. Bush), Bob McNeely (Bill Clinton), Eric Draper (George W. Bush), Pete Souza (Barack Obama) and many more.
The exhibition is accompanied by the newly published The President’s Photographer (National Geographic Books, 2010; $35 hardcover).
Content: 50 framed prints with labels
Size: 275 running feet minimum—flexible
Duration: 3 months minimum
Comments: Potential programming includes photographer lectures, book signings.
Documentary available for theatrical showings.
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