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  • emObamaem
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    Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for President Obama, talked about his book Obama: An Intimate Portrait, in which he recalls his eight years photographing the president.…

  • John F Kennedys Life in Photos
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    John F. Kennedy's Life in Photos

    Lawrence Schiller talked about the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of dozens of images that chronicle the life of President John F. Kennedy. President Kennedy was born on May…

  • QA with Thomas Sowell
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    Q&A with Thomas Sowell

    Thomas Sowell, who recently ended the syndicated column that he had for 25 years, talked about his life and career. He also talked about his love of photography, which he has been engaged…

  • Photographing the President
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    Photographing the President

    David Valdez talked about his work as a photojournalist for George H.W. Bush while he was both vice president and president. David Valdez first worked as a personal photographer to Vice…

  • Views of Refugees in America
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    Views of Refugees in America

    Panelists discussed U.S. views on and treatment of refugees. Held at the Skylight Studios of the Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles, photographs of refugee communities in recent…

  • Jacob Riis Exhibit
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    Jacob Riis Exhibit

    Cheryl Regan and Barbara Bair gave a tour of the “Jacob Riis: Revealing 'How the Other Half Lives'” exhibit at the Library of Congress. The exhibit is sponsored by both the Library of Congress…

  • Vietnam War and Photography
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    Vietnam War and Photography

    Photographers Nick Ut and David Hume Kennerly spoke about their wartime work in Vietnam. Photographs were shown as the photographers recalled the stories behind the images and their impact on American views of the…

  • Social Reformer and Photojournalist Jacob Riis
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    Social Reformer and Photojournalist Jacob Riis

    Bonnie Yochelson talked about and showed images from her book, Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half: A Complete Catalogue of His Photographs. Ms. Yochelson argued that the…

  • Amelia Earhart Exhibit
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    Amelia Earhart Exhibit

    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is commemorating the 75th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on an around-the-world flight. She was called “Lady Lindy” after pioneering aviator…

  • Candidate Photographs
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    Candidate Photographs

    Photographer Mark Ostow talked about his project photographing the 2016 presidential candidates. Several of the photographs hanging in the Manchester offices of New Hampshire Magazine were…

  • emWar Is Beautifulem
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    War Is Beautiful

    David Shields analyzed over a decade of war-related photos from Afghanistan and Iraq that appeared on the front page of The New York Times to determine what kind of message the paper had…

  • Dorothea Lange Photography and Social Commentary
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    Dorothea Lange Photography and Social Commentary

    Drew Johnson gave a tour of the Dorothea Lange collection at the Oakland Museum of California. Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her…

  • emVietnam The Real Warem
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    Vietnam: The Real War

    Santiago Lyon, Peter Arnett, Nick Ut, and Julie Jacobson talked about the book Vietnam: The Real War - A Photographic History by the Associated Press and the state of war photography today.…

  • Martha Sandweiss on emPrint the Legendem
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    Print the Legend: Photography and the American West

    Professor Martha Sandweiss discussed her book Print the Legend: Photography and the American West, published by Yale University Press Through narrative and previously unknown nineteenth…

  • Combating World Hunger Introduction
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    Combating World Hunger, Introduction

    Jeffrey Herbst introduced a special program to open the Newseum’s exhibit, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World - The Photography of Howard G. Buffett.” The program opened a video…

  • Discussion on Color Photographs from the 1930s and 1940s
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    1930s-40s Color Photographs

    During the Great Depression and World War II, photographers working for the U.S. Government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) created about…

  • Photographer Robert Nickelsberg on 25 Years in Afghanistan
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    25 Years Inside Afghanistan

    Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg talked about the 25 years he has spent documenting Afghanistan, including events such as the Soviet occupation in 1988, the rise of al-Qaeda, and the…

  • Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography
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    Panel Discussion on Civil War Photography

    Contributors discussed their book, Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War, edited by J. Matthew Gallman and Gary W. Gallagher. The book uses photographs to reveal new insights into the war.…

  • emWe Live in the Shadowem
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    We Live in the Shadow

    Professor Elaine Bell Kaplan talked about her book "We Live in the Shadow": Inner-City Kids Tell Their Stories through Photographs, in which she documents the lives of at-risk youth living in…

  • Discussion on World War II Photographs
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    World War II Photographs

    Alex Kershaw, author of The Liberator spoke with 92-year-old photographer Tony Vaccaro, who smuggled his portable 35mm camera onto the battlefield during World War II and created intimate…

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