JFK November 22, 1963

JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History. When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, the event and its aftermath were transmitted to a stunned nation via photography and television. Many of the key news photographs from those days were taken by amateur photographers, or happenstance bystanders, rather than by professional photojournalists.

jfk1963Governor John Connally, Nellie Connally, President John F. Kennedy, and Jacqueline Kennedy in presidential limousine, Dallas], November 22, 1963, Unidentified Photographer. (International Center of Photography)
On Exhibit:
JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History
, an exhibition that considers the role of the amateur photographers as witnesses to President Kennedy’s tragic assassination.November 22, 1963 provides viewers with an alternate version of history—and of the history of photography—different from the official narrative. In doing so, it considers the historical and aesthetic merits of vernacular photographs, which collectively constitute a kind of folk history of photography. On the fiftieth anniversary of the tragedy, these historical artifacts demonstrate the active role of photography in negotiating trauma and mourning. The exhibition will run till January 19, 2014 (read more: International Center of Photography )


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