Photographer Arthur Grace has put together a collection of photographs from past presidential campaigns in an exhibit at the High Museum of Art.
I have the photo catalogue book in my library that I bought over twenty years ago.
As Grace noted in his lecture at the High, “These photographers are from the last campaigns when candid moments could be photographed.” In a television, Internet, and 24 hour news savvy world, the candidates’ moments are all scripted.
Most of these photographs center on the 1988 Presidential Race between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis.
In the book, you see several photos of the senior Bush with an exhausted look–a look that he would rather be at home watching a game than on the campaign trail.
Grace also captured one of the biggest blunders of the Presidential political history, the one where Michael Dukakis rode in a military tank. There is also a print where Dukakis is being hugged by a supporter and he has his hands in his pockets.
In a photograph of Richard Gephardt taken on January 25th, the tired candidate is in an interview while eating. This particular piture got him banned from the Gephardt campaign trail.
There are several images of Pat Robertson that show him smiling and waving. As a televangelist, it was hard to capture Robertson in an unscripted movement since he always sensed where the camera was–even one photo where he was munching on a fry.
There also are many shots of a very young Dan Quayle when he was put into a campaign situation–exposing his political naievete.
This exhibit is a nostalgic peek back to a simpler political age.
For details visit: www.High.org
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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16
ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.
Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.
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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.
Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”
Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!
SPX 2014 Programming Schedule
SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.
The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule. SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.
SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.
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