Traveling photo exhibition of previous presidents. Made available by the Averitt Center for the Arts
Photographs by George Tames
Curated by Stephanie Tames
A striking collection of candid presidential photographs by the late New York Times photographer, George Tames. Tames was the New York Times White House photographer from 1945 - 1985, a career spanning presidencies from Franklin D. Roosevelt through George Bush. Tames was an expert at capturing each personality, each man’s strength of character and their political stress. His iconic images include Kennedy leaning on the window sill of the Oval Office, Nixon waving goodbye after his impeachment, the “Johnson treatment” photographic series and more.
George Tames is the father of Statesboro artist and author, Stephanie Tames. She has curated this collection of her father’s photos - some previously published and some never before released to the public – from the New York Times Photo Archives. She also wrote the labels, catalog copy, and statements for the text panel of the exhibition. She is available for lectures and gallery talks.