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Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
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Dirck Halstead
President Nixon dines with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.,  Dirck Halstead, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Dirck Halstead, 1972
President Nixon tries out his chopstick skills while dining with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai (left) in Beijing's Great Hall of the People during his historic visit to the communist nation.
Did you know?
Richard Nixon was the first president to visit China while in office. During his administration, the United States lifted its trade embargo and began reestablishing diplomatic relations with Communist China.
Read this photograph:
What does this picture tell you about honoring cultural differences? What do the facial expressions say about the moment? What was the photographer trying to do with this photo?
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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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