Synopses & Reviews
From Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, Time
magazine White House photographer Diana Walker has had unique access to the Presidency for more than 20 years. Public & Private
demonstrates, in intriguing detail, that she has used her access brilliantly.
The 130 photographs in Public & Private cover the public aspects of the officefrom inaugurations and state dinners to cabinet meetings and press conferencesbus also offer a rare, candid look at the private moments of the presidents, the first ladies, and the important figures in each administration. Missing no detail, Walkers expert lens has captured world leaders, Congressional insiders, the White House press corps, and family moments away from the spotlight, including the Bushes at Kennebunkport and Bill and Hillary Clinton on safari in Botswana. Humorous and heartbreaking, joyful and deadly serious, Walkers revealing images provide an unexpected understanding of the leaders we think we know so well.
With a foreword by renowned presidential historian Michael Beschloss, memories and perspectives contributed by the photographs subjects, and Walkers own anecdotes, Public & Private is a unique and important contribution to the record of Americas highest office.
The 130 photographs in Public and Private cover the public aspects of the office--from inaugurations and state dinners to cabinet meetings and press conferences--but also offer a rare, candid look at the private moments of the presidents, the first ladies, and the important figures in each administration including the Bushes at Kennebunkport and Bill and Hillary Clinton on safari in Botswana.
About the Author
Diana Walkers work has won awards from the White House News Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association. Her photographs are in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Minneapolis Museum of Art. Walker lives in Washington, D.C.