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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Jimmy Carter, Thirty-Ninth President
President Carter greets reporters at a press conference., © David Hume Kennerly, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: David Hume Kennerly, 1977
Several months into his presidency, Jimmy Carter greets reporters at a press conference in Washington, D.C.
Did you know?
For the members of the working press who cover the news and events at the White House, there are several professional organizations such as the White House Correspondents' Association and the White House News Photographers' Association. According to the Freedom Forum, "the White House Correspondents' Association was founded in February 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson announced that he would hold formal press conferences each week to provide ‘full and free discussion of all large questions of the moment.' A group of 11 reporters created the association to ensure that none of them would be shut out of the press conferences. Today, more than 1,600 journalists hold credentials to cover the White House on a regular basis."
See also:
Freedom Forum
Photographers Association
White House Correspondants Association
 
Click below to enlarge photographs:

The July 26, 1976 cover of Time magazine features presidential nominee Jimmy Carter.President-elect, Jimmy Carter visits the White House shortly before being inaugurated.President Carter works in his private office.
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance confers with President Carter.President Carter greets reporters at a press conference.President Carter and the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi wives, Rosalynn Carter and Farah Diba
Presidents Nixon and Carter exchange greetings.President Carter greets the crowd on Earth Day.President Carter places flowers on the grave of a soldier.
President Carter greets House Speaker Tip O'Neill.President Carter and Vice President Mondale listen to Elie Wiesel.President Carter witnesses the historic signing of a Middle East peace treaty.
President Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and their wives, Rosalynn and JehanFirst Lady Rosalynn Carter visits Cambodian refugees.President Carter flashes a smile while campaigning.

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