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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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President Clinton embraces White House intern Monica Lewinsky.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1996
President Clinton embraces White House intern Monica Lewinsky during a campaign fundraiser a few days before the '96 presidential election.
audio clip"Film vs. Digital", Dirck Halstead - transcript
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When this photograph was taken, the public did not know about their relationship. When the news broke, Dirck Halstead recalled this image. After an extensive search through his files, this photograph was found. He had taken the photograph, which turned out to be an exclusive, using film. Halstead speculated that most other photographers had used digital cameras and erased any similar photos. This image appeared on the cover of Time magazine and won the Eisie Award for cover photography.
 

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Young Jesse JacksonGovernor Bill Clinton and First Lady Rosalynn CarterPresident Clinton embraces White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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