Topic: JFK

Jim MacCammon, courtesy Howard Upchurch
The Backstory

An End to Conspiracy? Rare Photo of Lee Harvey Oswald’s Arrest Suggests Why He’s Guilty

Gary Mack, the curator of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza, writes for LightBox on how one rare photo, taken by Jim MacCammon of Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest, suggests that the 24-year-old former Marine was indeed guilty of assassinating President Kennedy.

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H. Warner King
The Backstory

Never-Before-Seen Photos of JFK’s Final Minutes in Dallas

Sonia King was just 10 years old when her father, a Dallas jewelry wholesaler, photographed the cheerful scene in Dealey Plaza mere minutes before President Kennedy was assassinated. Now, after sitting in storage for decades, her father’s pictures are published for the first time.

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The Moving Image

Kennedy’s Assassination: How LIFE Brought the Zapruder Film to Light

Former LIFE editor Richard Stolley shares the incredible story in this video interview of how he purchased the Zapruder film of JFK’s murder — “the most famous home movie in American history” — for LIFE magazine in 1963.

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Robin Hammond
PHOTOJOURNALISMLINKS

PJL: April 2013 (Part 2)

Curated by Mikko Takkunen, a collection of the best photojournalism around the web from the past two weeks.

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This is Jacques Lowe’s first portrait of John F. Kennedy, made during one of Kennedy’s rare days off from his 1958 Senate re-election campaign. To restore this image for the Newseum’s “Creating Camelot” exhibit, the image was cleaned, the tone adjusted and the yellow mark removed.
Out There

When an Archive is Lost: Jacques Lowe’s Rare (And Recently Restored) Look at JFK’s Camelot

Presidential photographers are afforded access to their subjects that most journalists only dream of. But what happens when their original negatives are destroyed?

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Gabriele Stabile
Out There

Refugee Hotel: Strangers in a Strange Land

Bewildered, exhausted, displaced and lost in their own thoughts, the subjects in Gabriele Stabile’s new book, Refugee Hotel, have traveled far and suffered greatly. His photographs document refugees’ first nights in America, spent anxiously in generic airport hotels as they await the beginning of their new lives.

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