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Photographic presidents book launch is happening on Wednesday

Cara A. Finnegan, professor of communication at U of I will be doing a virtual book launch on Wednesday, May 19th at 5 p.m. Her latest book, Photographic Presidents: Making History From Daguerreotype to Digital is now available at University of Illinois Press, as well as Bookshop, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. From the book description

Cara A. Finnegan ventures from a newly discovered daguerreotype of John Quincy Adams to Barack Obama’s selfies to tell the stories of how presidents have participated in the medium’s transformative moments. As she shows, technological developments not only changed photography but introduced new visual values that influence how we judge an image.

Finnegan will join Michael Shaw, publisher at Reading the Pictures, in discussing the book. 

Register for the event here.

Top image from University of Illinois Press Facebook page.

Staff writer

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