JFK A Photographic Memoir

by Lee friedlander



JFK A Photographic Memoir by Lee Friedlander. First edition (2013). First impression. Hardback in new condition. No markings, this is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About JFK A Photographic Memoir

So, there was a public outpouring of support for newly elected President John F. Kennedy in 1960. This was only then exceeded in scope and magnitude by the manifestations of grief and mourning after his assassination in 1963. These responses also had an unusually strong visual component. Likenesses of the president were framed in shop windows, pinned to living room walls, and also plastered in public spaces across the nation. JKF was a hero within America, so his death hit everyone very hard. Having the incident being filmed allowed everyone to witness the tragedy before their own eyes. Democratising the event, bringing it closer to home. 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 encountered these responses and then 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 still today.

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