As the fifty-seventh presidential inauguration draws near, a traveling photo exhibit entitled The American President is on display in the Rotunda of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
More than eighty photos from the Associated Press’s vast photo archive are in the display. The photos show American presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama at war, in victory and defeat, in crises, campaigning, and leading the country on the world stage.
Baker Center visitors can peruse the exhibit free of charge from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mike Martinez, a UT journalism professor, will lead a walking tour of the exhibit at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.
Martinez spent twenty-six years as a photojournalist. He worked at Associated Press in New York headquarters from 1992 to 1999, and he also worked at the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Detroit News, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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