UT Professor Michael Martinez Gathering Snapshot of Presidential Photographers
As President’s Day approaches, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Journalism Professor Michael Martinez is busy studying U.S. commanders-in-chief through the lens of the White House photographers.
Since John F. Kennedy started the tradition of hiring a White House photographer, these cameramen have given the public a close, sometimes intimate, look at America’s first family. Martinez is working on a book looking at the public’s memory of U.S. presidents as portrayed through these photographs.
Martinez, who spent years as a photojournalist, graphics editor and web producer, is particularly interested in Gerald Ford’s photographer, David Hume Kennerly. He received a grant from the … Read more “UT Professor Michael Martinez Gathering Snapshot of Presidential Photographers”