John F. Kennedy's Life and Times
Exhibition Opening / Free admission
In association with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation WS Productions brings this exhibition of iconic photographs to celebrate the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, to Germany. An exhibition of framed photographs culled from Getty Images, noted photojournalist archives, and Kennedy Presidential Library collections, will be launched at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC on May 3 in anticipation of JFK’s 100th birthday on May 29 and at Amerikahaus München on July 14.
Before television became the dominant medium, photojournalism set the gold standard around the world, and the vibrant and compelling period of the early 1960s produced some of the finest and most vivid documentary photography of the era. No single politician was photographed more than JFK – from his first congressional bid as a decorated war hero in 1948, to his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, his run for the White House, his role as Commander-in-Chief, his commitment to the arts, his travels around the world, and the final tragedy in Dallas.
The most exhaustively researched group of Kennedy photos ever assembled, the exhibition celebrates the life, political career, and extraordinary vision of one of the country’s most admired and most charismatic presidents.
Original photographs from the Kennedy family archives and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library capture the unforgettable and dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life and times, as well as his enduring impact. Some of these images from his early life, career in politics, and role as President, the most powerful person on earth, are classics; others have never been published before.
Organizers: Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, U.S. Consulate General Munich
(Photo: JFK ©Paul Schutzer, The LIFE Picture Collection, Getty Images)