Cre­at­ing Camelot: The Kennedy Pho­tog­ra­phy of Jac­ques Lowe, Wash­ing­ton D.C., USA

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To mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the birth of Pres­i­dent

John F. Kennedy, the New­seum is bring­ing back Cre­at­ing Camelot, one of its most pop­u­lar ex­hibits. This stun­ning ex­hibit fea­tures more than 70 in­ti­mate and iconic im­ages of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, first Lady Jac­que­line Kennedy and their chil­dren, Caro­line and John, taken by Kennedy’s per­sonal pho­tog­ra­pher, Jac­ques Lowe. Lowe’s pho­tographs of the Kennedys helped cre­ate the leg­end of the Kennedy pres­i­dency known as ‘Camelot’. His ex­tra­or­di­nary ac­cess to Kennedy’s pri­vate and public life al­lowed him to doc­u­ment Kennedy’s rise to power along with in­ti­mate scenes of the fam­ily at home. The orig­i­nal neg­a­tives were stored in a vault in the World Trade Cen­ter, and all were lost in the Septem­ber 11 at­tacks, however his con­tact sheets and prints were else­where. New­seum has seven lev­els of in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits, 15 galleries and 15 the­atres with other high­lights in­clud­ing the 9/11 Gallery, the Ber­lin Wall Gallery, In­side To­day’s FBI and the Pulitzer Prize Pho­tographs Gallery, where you can see pho­tographs from ev­ery prize-win­ning en­try dat­ing back to 1942. new­

Above: This photo of John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press con­fer­ence in Omaha, Neb., was widely used on his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign ma­te­ri­als. Jac­que­line Kennedy later chose this im­age for her hus­band’s memo­rial card. Photo Credit: Es­tate of Jac­ques Lowe.

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