“The American President: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press” at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum, opening May 11th

The American President: Photographs from the Archives of the Associated Press at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum, opening May 11th

photo © Ron Edmunds

“Since the Associated Press launched its WirePhoto service in 1935, the news cooperative has been committed to photographic coverage of the White House. AP photographers accompany the president everywhere. Wearying routine and photo ops can yield in an instant to breaking news that moves the world and dominates front pages, broadcasts and Web sites. “The American President” showcases 70 of AP’s finest photographs including some of of AP’s Pulitzer Prize-winning images: Paul Vathis’ view of John F. Kennedy conferring gravely with his predecessor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, at Camp David after the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and Ron Edmonds’ split-second documentation of the 1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.”

Further details about this upcoming exhibition can be seen here.

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