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Touring Exhibits

The following photograph exhibits are available for loan from the Briscoe Center. Please contact Lynn Bell for more information.

"Deadline Every Minute," Photographs from the Darryl Heikes Archives:
In his lifetime, Heikes has photographed all the American presidents from Harry Truman to George W. Bush. A Deadline Every Minute features 25 revealing news pictures taken by Heikes that document great moments in politics, the Olympics and world changing events from 1959 to 2001. For four decades, Heikes’ photographs have appeared in leading publications worldwide. These include the front pages of The New York Times, New York Daily News, Washington Post, and the covers of U. S. News and World Report.

BREAKING OUT / BREAKING IN, The Photographs of Margaret Sandahl Thomas, 1967–1997:
In 1966, Margaret Thomas began her professional career as the first woman photographer hired by the the Washington Post. Her assignments have encompassed local, national, and international news, including Congress and the White House, anti-war demonstrations, the Reagan-Gorbachev Geneva Summit, Haiti during the aftermath of the Duvalier era, the repatriation of Haitian boat people, East and West Germany on the eve of reunification, Israel, Panama, and military women in Europe. Thomas also has focused on many aspects of everyday life in America, such as horse-raising in Virginia, convent life, Mardi Gras celebrations in Cajun Louisiana, and the impact of droughts on Midwestern family farms.

Kings of the River: Steamboat Transportation in the American South:
Kings of the River showcases 33 images of historic riverboats by Henry Norman, a photographer who worked in Natchez, Mississippi from 1870 until his death in 1913. Norman’s camera documented daily life in the historic river port town of Natchez in the last decades of the 19th century when steamboats and cotton still dominated transportation and commerce. Henry Norman’s photographs provide a remarkable visual record of the great paddlewheel steamboats, including images of their crews, passengers, and luxurious interiors.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered, Photographs by Flip Schulke:
Flip Schulke met and became a close friend of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. while on assignment for Ebony magazine in 1958. Their friendship enabled Schulke to document Dr. King and the civil rights movement for the next decade. Winner of the 1995 Kodak Crystal Eagle Award, Schulke was recognized for his "documentation of a vital social issue [which] has changed the way people live or what they believe."

Moments in TIME, Photographs from the Dirck Halstead Collection:
With a career spanning five decades, photojournalist Dirck Halstead has documented historically significant world-wide eventsranging from the fall of Saigon to the destruction of the World Trade Center towers in 2001. Rising to Senior White House Photographer for Time magazine, Halstead covered the administrations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush. His photographs have graced the cover of Time a record-setting fifty-four times. Also recognized as a “special still photographer,” Halstead has captured the careers of film stars, television personalities, and celebrities of popular culture.

Natchez on the Mississippi, Photographs by Henry Norman from the Tom and Joan Gandy Collection:
Natchez on the Mississippi showcases 116 images by Henry Norman, a photographer who worked in Natchez, Mississippi, from 1870 until his death in 1913. Norman’s camera documented daily life in the historic river port town of Natchez in the last decades of the19th century when steamboats and cotton still dominated transportation and commerce. His wide-ranging work includes images of the luxurious interiors of the great paddlewheel steamboats; studio portraits of African American families and Jewish merchants; photographs of Natchez street scenes, buildings, and plantation mansions; pictures of Natchez citizens observing official occasions and enjoying leisure time; and images of notorious Natchez-Under-the-Hill. Henry Norman’s photographs provide a remarkable visual record of the unique town of Natchez, Mississippi, from the Civil War through the Victorian era and into the 20th century.

Presidents, Politics, and Personalities: 40 Years of Photojournalism by Wally McNamee:
Every president from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush has been captured on film by Wally McNamee. McNamee spent 30 years documenting world events for Newsweek magazine, for which he produced more than 100 cover photos. From Vietnam to the Kremlin to Beijing's Forbidden City, McNamee circled the globe, photographing history's defining moments. A four-time winner of the coveted White House News Photographers Association Photographer of the Year Award, the former Marinehas been known occasionally to stray beyond politics--covering the likes of the American Bicentennial, the Super Bowl, 11 Olympic Games, and even a Willie Nelson tour.

STATE FAIR: A Top Photojournalists Odyssey Through Fairs in Ten States:
State Fair is a visual distillation of Arthur Graceʼs photographic odyssey through fairs in ten states—California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. Time and again, regardless of geographic location, Graceʼs images deftly capture the strange mixture of the traditional, the kitsch, and the off-the-wall that is unique to these annual gatherings, which began as a celebration of rural American life and have evolved into super-sized extravaganzas.

Southern Faces: The Photojournalism of Bruce Roberts, 1956–1978:
Bruce Roberts has spent a lifetime photographing the American South. A native of New York, he worked for the New York Daily News while studying journalism and photography at New York University. In 1958 he joined the staff of the Charlotte Observer, where he pioneered the use of small 35mm cameras and natural light photography. Twice named Southern Photographer of the year, Bruce Roberts has been both Director of Photography and Senior Travel Photographer for Southern Living magazine as well as the photographer for or co-author of numerous books.

Tierra y Su Gente, The Rio Grande Photographs of Robert Runyon, 1910–1926:

WHO Rocked for Ages, The Photographs of Tom Wright:
Tom Wright, a native of Alabama, met Pete Townshend in the early 1960s while both were attending Ealing Art School near London. When Townshendʼs band The Who came to the United States in 1967, Wright joined the tour as photographer and road manager. From 1967 until The Whoʼs 25th Anniversary Tour in 1989, Wright traveled with the band whenever it played in the U.S. Wright also served as photographer and/or road manager for the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Bob Seger, the Eagles, Elvis Costello, and others.