Wednesday, 09 January, 2013
As the 57th Presidential Inauguration draws near, an exhibit from the Associated Press, titled The American President, is on display in the Rotunda of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy on the UT campus, from Jan. 9-25, 2013.
Drawn from AP Images' vast photo archive, the display shows American presidents at war, in victory and in defeat, in crises, campaigning, and leading the country on the world stage. The more than 80 photos underscore the need for AP photojournalists assigned to cover the White House to always keep their eyes on the president, so they won't miss those revealing, unexpected moments .
Mike Martinez, a 26 year veteran photojournalist, is a former AP photo editor and new assistant professor in UT's Department of Journalism and Electronic Media. He will lead a "walking tour" of the exhibit at 5:30 pm on Wed. Jan. 16..
Dr. Martinez spent his professional career at the Associated Press in New York, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Detroit News, the Cincinnati Enquirer and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.