Public image is extremely important to any political election. The International Center of Photography's new exhibit at their Mana gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey, examines how the media's coverage of presidential elections — specifically within the medium of photography — has changed from the 1960s to present day. The show, titled "Winning the White House," covers everything from behind-the-scenes footage to debate photos to selfies.
"Since the 1960s there has been an accumulation of technologies and outlets for campaign photography. This has resulted in more voices in the conversation and more opportunities for voters to engage with different kinds of images," Susan Carlson, the assistant curator for collections at the ICP, told Business Insider.
The show is on view by appointment, Monday through Friday, until January 27, 2017. The ICP shared 23 photos that act as a timeline for how media coverage has evolved since the Kennedy era — keep scrolling to see them.
(All images courtesy of ICP)
The show is divided into five main sections. The first is "1960–76: The Magic of the Moving Image."
When it came to curating images for this show, Carlson and the team cast a wide net.
"We searched through newspapers, magazines, social media feeds, ICP's archives, and individual photographers' bodies of work," she said.
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