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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Dirck Halstead
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"Taking The Photo", Dirck Halstead - transcript
audio clip"Rediscovering The Photo", Dirck Halstead - transcript
Did you know?
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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Dirck Halstead and David Hume Kennerly as young photojournalists at work in Chon Thanh, VietnamComedian Bob Hope and Miss World Runner-Up, Dianna Lynn Batts entertain U.S troops.President Nixon dines with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.
A Vietnamese father clutches his wounded baby.A Sioux activist brandishes his AK-47.President Clinton embraces White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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