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Jacqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy
Jacques Lowe, 24 Jan 1930 - 12 May 2001
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 28 Jul 1929 - 19 May 1994
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, born 27 Nov 1957
1958 (printed 1999)
Gelatin silver print
Image: 34.3 × 34.8 cm (13 1/2 × 13 11/16")
Sheet: 50.5 × 40.6 cm (19 7/8 × 16")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia
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When Senator John F. Kennedy began laying the groundwork for a presidential bid, his father Joseph P. Kennedy engaged Jacques Lowe to help craft his son’s public image. Lowe became the younger Kennedy’s full-time campaign photographer, and after JFK’s election in 1960, he documented the Kennedy administration as the president’s personal photographer until 1962. Lowe created this appealing Kennedy family portrait in 1958.
Cuando el senador John F. Kennedy comenzó a preparar el terreno para postularse a la presidencia, su padre, Joseph P. Kennedy, contrató a Jacques Lowe para que ayudara a moldear la imagen pública de su hijo. Lowe se convirtió en el fotógrafo oficial de la campaña de Kennedy, y después del triunfo de este en las elecciones de 1960, llevó la crónica de la presidencia como fotógrafo personal de JFK hasta 1962. Lowe hizo este encantador retrato de la familia Kennedy en 1958.
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