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‘Presidential Image’ coming to WKU; exhibit opening, lecture Sept. 27

WKU’s School of Journalism and Broadcasting is hosting an exhibit of 70 years of the best in White House photography, opening with an evening with three presidential photographers.

“The Presidential Image” will be on display Sept. 27-Oct. 16 in the atrium of Mass Media and Technology Hall. It consists of 16 panels displaying photographs chronicling presidential life from the Roosevelt administration to today.

The photos are culled from the archive of Pictures of the Year International, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

The exhibit opens Sept. 27 with an “Evening with the President’s Photographers.” The evening begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception in the MMTH atrium. At 6:30 p.m., David Hume Kennerly, Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning photographer who has been shooting on the front lines of history for more than 45 years, will present a lecture in the MMTH auditorium.

A panel discussion will follow the lecture. Panelists are Mike Davis, deputy director of photography for visuals during the first four years of the George W. Bush presidency, and Luke Sharrett, a WKU student who is a contract photographer with the New York Times covering the 2012 presidential election. He has also interned for the White House Photo Office.

Contact: Kelley Coppinger, (270) 745-2067.

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