A very topical exhibition of images of the US Presidents from the last 50 years opens at the Australian Centre for Photography’s Pop-Up Gallery on 19 October.


Photographed by American photojournalist, David Burnett, this show includes pictures of  iconic statesmen such as JFK, shots covering the downfall of Richard Nixon and insights into the significance of America’s election of Barack Obama.

David Burnett is one of the very few photographers to have photographed all US Presidents since John F. Kennedy.

In 1963, Burnett’s final year of high school, his mother took him to see Kennedy speak in downtown Salt Lake City. A chance moment and a borrowed camera led to a lifelong career.

Burnett’s images in this display represent markers of time and provide a fascinating, up-close and unique perspective on ‘the leaders of the free world’.

The exhibition is being held at the ACP’s Pop Up Gallery at 118 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010. It is open on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The pictures will be on display from 19 October to 12 November 2016. Entry is free of charge.

Closing this Saturday is the exhibition of the work of Thai photographer Miti Ruangkritya.

For details, visit https://acp.org.au/collections/whats-on.