The Kennedys, Photographs by Mark Shaw

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9780956648761: The Kennedys, Photographs by Mark Shaw

This stunning publication is the definitive collection of Mark Shaw's renowned photographs of the Kennedys. More than fifty percent of the images have never been seen before and are the finest reproductions of Shaw's work yet seen in print. For the first time ever, complete access was granted to The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive in order to produce this fresh and expanded take on Shaw's classic 1964 work, The John F. Kennedys: A Family Album. Not only is this beautiful tome a tribute to the Kennedy Family, but it pays homage to the extraordinary talent of Mark Shaw himself.
Shaw first photographed the Kennedys in 1959 for Life magazine. He subsequently developed a close friendship with the family that gave him extraordinary and informal access to their inner circle. He became the Kennedys' unofficial family photographer and his captivating shots capture some of their most intimate and candid moments. Photographs include Kennedy's favourite ever shot of himself, walking alone on the dunes at Hyannis Port, plus images on the campaign trail, relaxing at home with friends, entertaining at the White House, and the sombre days immediately following JFK's assassination.
Mark Shaw (1922-1969) was an American photographer renowned for his photographs of the Kennedys and for his fashion work. He worked for several magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle and Life. During his sixteen years at Life, he shot twenty-seven covers and over one hundred stories. He photographed the rich and the famous, including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot and Pope Paul VI. He was also the first photographer to shoot backstage and in colour at the European couture fashion shows. He won numerous awards for his still photography and commercial work, most notably with his Vanity Fair lingerie campaign.

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Tony Nourmand is co-founder of Reel Art Press and editor of all R|A|P publications. He is also the author of a further sixteen best-selling books on entertainment-related imagery, including James Bond Movie Posters and Audrey Hepburn: The Paramount Years.
Mark Shaw (1922-1969) was an American photographer renowned for his photographs of the Kennedys and for his fashion work. He worked for several magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle and Life. During his sixteen years at Life, he shot twenty-seven covers and over one hundred stories. He photographed the rich and the famous, including Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot and Pope Paul VI. He was also the first photographer to shoot backstage and in colour at the European couture fashion shows. He won numerous awards for his still photography and commercial work, most notably with his Vanity Fair lingerie campaign.
Clint Hill was a Secret Service Agent assigned to the White House and served Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. He was in the motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963, assigned to protect First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, when President Kennedy was assassinated. He is credited with saving Mrs. Kennedy's life. After rising through the ranks of the Secret Service, he retired in 1975 as Assistant Director, responsible for all protective forces. Hill remains in contact with the current U.S. Secret Service and is actively involved in training activities.

Review:

"Extraordinary photos... beautifully done." - CBS News

"The most stunning thing about Shaw's photographs is the degree of intimacy emanating from them." - The Times

"The curatorial eye of Tony Nourmand is expertly applied and the printing is the top notch quality that always distinguishes a R|A|P publication." - Art Daily

"Photographer Mark Shaw captured who the family really were away from the public eye." - OK! Magazine

"A captivating and unstaged portrait of America's most loved First Family, capturing the glitter and glamour, as well as the affectionate personal moments." - Classic Driver

Never-before-seen Kennedy family photos released.

A collection of new photographs has been released nearly 50 years after the death of President Kennedy. The photos -- released in a new book, "The Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw -- show JFK with his wife Jackie and their two children during intimate family moments

The late "Life" magazine photographer, Mark Shaw, and his wife, 81-year-old Pat Suzuki, grew to become close friends of the Kennedy family. The friendship allowed Shaw unprecedented access to the first family during the so-called era of Camelot.

In 1959, he was assigned to shoot a "Life" cover story on Jackie Kennedy, when her husband, then a Massachusetts senator, was making his presidential run.

Shaw captured the couple at home, on the campaign trail and at the office. The pictures were an immediate sensation and depicted the Kennedy family with an air of glamour that is atypical in the political realm. Shaw -- and his camera -- soon joined the family at the Inaugural gala, at the White House and on vacation in Hyannis Port, Mass. and Italy.

Kennedy biographer Mark Dallek says the photos added a previously unseen intrigue to political life.

"There's a sort of Hollywood quality to it, a sense that these are celebrities," Dallek told CBS News' Bill Plante. "These are people who are famous, and they enjoy their fame, and they enjoyed their notoriety and the public responds to it."

Dallek also claims the photos shaped the way JFK was perceived for decades to come.

"It was not just that he was handsome, but there was a kind of aura, a kind of charisma to the man that allowed him to capture the public imagination."

Though perhaps less comfortable in front of the camera, Jackie Kennedy nevertheless quickly became one of the world's most famous women, revered for her style and elegance.

Pat Suzuki remembers her camera-shy friend, "When she was under pressure and she had the paparazzi moving in on her, it made her...not so much self-conscious but it assaulted her sense of propriety," Suzuki told Plante. "It was hard on her in the beginning and then she learned to handle it," she added.

CBS News, September 19, 2012 9:35am

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