The John F Kennedys - A Family Album Author:Mark Shaw Early in November, 1963, the publisher signed a contract with Mark Shaw, the distinguished photographer, for a book containing his intimate photographs of President Kennedy, his wife and their children. — Mr. Shaw started taking photographs of the family in 1959, when he traveled with them for several months on and between campaign trips. The pi... more »ctures were taken in Georgetown, Wshington, Hyannis Port and elsewhere, over a period of four years.
Mr. Shaw's relationship, rather than that of an "official" photographer of the Kennedys, was more that of a friend of the family who is also an expert photographer. Because of this close association, these photographs show the Kennedys at thei ease and reflect their affection for one another, their high spirits, their warmth and dignity, their energy and style.
Because the pictures speak for themselves they do not have captions, but at the end of the book Mr. Shaw has added a few brief notes describing the circumstances under which certain pictues or series of pictures were taken. The John F. Kennedys is a famil album and a historical document.« less