The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office

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Official companion to the National Geographic Television Special airing in November 2010, The President's Photographer is the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and key links between the public and the Presidents. Like the film, this behind-the-scenes invitation features the images and recollections of the nine professionals who have served as official White House photographers. (President John F. Kennedy appointed the first, Cecil Stoughton, in 1960; all ...

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Overview

Official companion to the National Geographic Television Special airing in November 2010, The President's Photographer is the intimate story of the men and women who are both visual historians and key links between the public and the Presidents. Like the film, this behind-the-scenes invitation features the images and recollections of the nine professionals who have served as official White House photographers. (President John F. Kennedy appointed the first, Cecil Stoughton, in 1960; all predecessors were with the U.S. Navy or Park Service). Five of the nine are alive today, and in rare personal interviews, they recount the stories behind the remarkable photographs. Expressive close-ups of presidents reveal moments of joy, reflection, and turmoil over public issues and private challenges. Unexpected angles cast new light on historic events. Through both iconic and little-known images, this book offers a fresh perspective on life and work behind the famous facade of the White House.

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It was John F. Kennedy, one of our most photogenic presidents, who named the first official White House photographer. In the half century since, nine respected professionals have served in that busy and often unpredictable job, recording our chief executives in public and private; at work and at play. This National Geographic coffee table hardcover displays the most memorable work of the official presidential photographers and supplements it with rare interviews with all the surviving cameramen. History breaking at close range.

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“These photos are intimate, humanizing glimpses of our First Families.” –BookPage
 
“Working as a White House photographer offers access to scenes witnessed initially by few and ultimately by millions when the images eventually gain a worldwide audience.” –The Oregonian
 
“Presidents are seen as never before – expressing shock, anger and joy.” –The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426206764
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 675,256
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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