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Photographing the Presidents: Sharon Farmer and David Hume Kennerly

Sharon Farmer David Kennerly Bill Clinton Gerald Ford

Left: Bill Clinton. Image (detail) courtesy of the National Archives, photo by Sharon Farmer; right: Gerald Ford. Image (detail) courtesy of David Hume Kennerly

Photographing the Presidents: The 2016 Karsh Lecture featured a conversation between Sharon Farmer, presidential photographer to President William Clinton; David Hume Kennerly, personal photographer to President Gerald R. Ford; and Benjamin Weiss, Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Visual Culture, and chair, Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, MFA Boston.

The opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of the president of the United States of America is nothing short of rare. With two former presidential photographers, David Hume Kennerly and Sharon Farmer, hear true inside perspectives on photographing, travelling, and experiencing the daily life of the leader of the free world.