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JFK A Photographic Memoir by Lee Friedlander

JFK A Photographic Memoir

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   
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In the 50th anniversary year of Kennedy’s assassination, Lee Friedlander looks back to 1963 with a collection of photographs that captured the nation’s mood at that time. He travelled extensively observing how people responded; the event stunned the country as his pictures so ably show. Many of the photographs are published for the first time.

See below for some other books in our JFK selection:
The Letters of John F. Kennedy by Martin W. Sandler
My Kennedy Years: A Memoir by Jacques Lowe and Thomasina Lowe

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JFK A Photographic Memoir by Lee Friedlander

The public outpouring of support for newly elected President John F. Kennedy in 1960 was exceeded in scope and magnitude by the manifestations of grief and mourning after his assassination in 1963. These responses had an unusually strong visual component: likenesses of the president were framed in shop windows, pinned to living room walls, and plastered in public spaces across the nation. Fifty years after Kennedy's death, this book observes the public's reaction to the president's election and assassination, featuring many photographs published here for the first time. In his travels throughout America during this period, Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) encountered these responses and photographed what he witnessed. From Washington, D.C. to Buffalo to Minneapolis to Los Angeles, Friedlander has captured a moment in American history that galvanized the nation and continues to resonate today.


Of the selection [of books to mark the 50 years since the assassination of JFK], the most handsome is a small volume from the archive of Lee Friedlander, JFK: a Photographic Memoir. -Lucy Davies, The Daily Telegraph -- Lucy Davies The Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Lee Friedlander is a photographer based in New York City.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd September 2013


Lee Friedlander

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Yale University Press


60 pages


Biography / Autobiography
The Real World

Photographs: portraits
Political leaders & leadership
Individual photographers



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