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May 24, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Time Details:
about an hour
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Free. Light lunch provided.
Book Cover of "Ultimate Insiders..." shows the White House through a camera lens
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Lunch & Learn: "Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History," with author Kenneth T. Walsh

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Virtually unknown to the public or historians, White House photographers have developed amazing access to the Presidents of the United States over the past half-century. In this book, long-time White House Correspondent Kenneth T. Walsh tells their stories, emphasizing observations about the presidents the photographers got to know so well along with other key figures close to those presidents. This book shows how official White House photographers have morphed into ultimate insiders within the American presidency. The "photogs" have often become close friends with the presidents they served. Acting not only as image makers but as visual historians, they have built pictorial chronicles of the presidency, intimate narratives of America’s leaders in public and private, showing how they dealt with everyday life as well as moments of great crisis and opportunity. Images created by White House photographers can make or break a presidential administration as well as define an era.