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Behind the Lens: White House Photography from LBJ to Obama

Sponsored by the LBJ Library and The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Tickets are no longer available for this presentation. Although there is no guarantee, we anticipate some seats will become available. If you would like, you may be in line outside the LBJ Auditorium by 5:45 p.m. Just before 6 p.m., we will open the doors to fill all empty seats.

Overflow seating will be available in the Bass Lecture Hall next to the LBJ Auditorium.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. LBJ Auditorium

Please join us as four former presidential photographers share their behind-the-scenes images and perspectives of life in the White House, including the historic inauguration of Barack Obama.

The photographers:

- David Hume Kennerly - Gerald Ford

- David Valdez - George H. W. Bush

- Robert McNeely - Bill Clinton

- Eric Draper - George W. Bush

- Special Guest - Frank Wolfe - Lyndon Johnson

Please visit the LBJ Museum site for directions and a map.

Kennerly and McNeely will sign copies of their book Barack Obama: The Official Inauguration Book beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the upper lobby of the LBJ Auditorium. Books will be available for sale that evening, or can be purchased in advance by calling the LBJ Museum Store at (512) 232-2396.

Free parking is available in the LBJ Library visitors' lot (lot #38); the neighboring parking lots are open to those with University permits only. Overflow parking is available in Manor Garage on Dedman Drive for a charge of $5-10.

For more information, please contact Erin Purdy (, 512.495.4692).