JFK A Photographic Memoir

by Lee Friedlander

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.


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JFK A Photographic Memoir Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780300191080
Publication date: 03/09/2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9780300191080
Publication date: 3rd September 2013
Author: Lee Friedlander
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,

About Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander is a photographer based in New York City.

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