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Lawrence Jackson: Lessons from a Master Photographer

Studio Arts Program

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00NJ
Tickets
$25
Gen. Admission

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden wait with staff in the Lower Press Office of the West Wing of the White House before making a statement on the mass shooting in South Carolina, June 18, 2015. (Photo: Lawrence Jackson/White House)

Photojournalist and former official White House staff photographer Lawrence Jackson has had the experience of a lifetime with a camera in hand. During a professional career that ranges from shooting news, sports, and features for newspapers and the Associated Press to capturing Barack Obama in the Oval Office, he’s developed a unique way of creating images that tell compelling stories.

Join Lawrence—who now works in news, event, editorial, portrait, and lifestyle photography from his base in D.C.—for an afternoon in which he shares his approach to photography, as well as offers a rare inside look at what it’s like to document daily life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

A presentation focused on his work from his White House years leads into a lively question-and-answer session. It’s a program designed for photographers who work in any form who’d like to expand their creativity and insights, as well as anyone intrigued by the challenge and excitement found in the work of a presidential photographer.

Lawrence’s appearance is part of Click DC, a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. During June, photography organizations, clubs, collectives, and galleries across the city join together to host talks, workshops, photo walks, exhibits, and other events that demonstrate the power of photography to entertain, enlighten and inspire.

This program is part of Click DC, a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. During June, photography organizations, clubs, collectives, and galleries across the city join together to host talks, workshops, photo walks, exhibits, and other events that demonstrate the power of photography to entertain, enlighten and inspire. To learn more, visit Click DC.

Please Note: This program is not eligible for any discount promotions.

Location
S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3037
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)