White House Photographer Exhibits ‘CHASING LIGHT’ With Michelle Obama
Official former White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon will appear at the Memphis Public Library on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 PM in support of her New York Times bestselling book CHASING LIGHT: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer.
CHASING LIGHT: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer, published by Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House, is a collection of striking and intimate photographs of Michelle Obama—many never before seen—coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories from Official White House Photographer Amanda Lucidon, presented in a deluxe format.
To support the book, as well as to bring this remarkable work to a broad audience, an exhibition of photos from CHASING LIGHT will travel to a selection of public libraries across the country, including to the Memphis Public Library, which will host the exhibit, now through November 10. The images will be presented just as photos are in the West Wing of the White House: printed at 20 x 30, mounted on foam core, and hung in simple black frames without glass.
Lucidon will appear at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library Goodwyn Gallery (3030 Poplar Ave., first floor, Memphis, TN 38111) for an event on Thursday, November 9 at 5:30 PM to share images in a slideshow format and to talk about the book, her time in the White House, and her inspiring personal and professional story. After the talk, Ms. Lucidon will be signing books which will be available for purchase. Event information can be found here: http://www.memphislibrary.org/chasing-light_amanda-lucidon/ and on the Facebook event page. The event is free and open to the public.
Princeton Public Library, Princeton, New Jersey * Exhibition dates 11/16/2017 to 12/3/2017 Author event 11/16/2017—Free and open to the public Brooklyn Public Library—Central, Brooklyn, New York Exhibition dates 11/16/2017 to 12/3/2017—Free and open to the public
She’s the First, LMHQ, New York, New York Author event 11/28/2017—Ticketed event The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, New York* Author event 11/29/2017—Free and open to the public
Brooklyn Public Library—Macon, Brooklyn, New York* Exhibition dates 11/16/2017 to 12/3/2017 Author event 11/30/2017—Free and open to the public Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center, New Orleans, Louisiana* Exhibition dates 12/7/2017 to 1/5/2018 Author event 12/14/2017—Free and open to the public
Temple University Libraries—Samuel L. Paley Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania* Exhibition dates 1/2/2018 to 1/23/2018 Author event 1/22/2018—Free and open to the public
Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio* Exhibition dates 2/1/2018 to 3/4/2018 Author event 2/1/2018—Free and open to the public Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Homewood, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania* Exhibition dates 2/2/2018 to 2/16/2018 Author event 2/8/2018—Free and open to the public
Chicago Public Library—Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois* Exhibition dates 2/1/2018 to 3/3/2018 Author event 2/15/2018—Free and open to the public
Author Amanda Lucidon is an award-winning documentarian, filmmaker, and former freelance New York Times photographer who served as one of the White House photographers responsible for photographing First Lady Michelle Obama from 2013 to 2017. She is one of only a few female White House photographers in history and was the only woman photographer during her time in the Obama White House. Amanda attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she studied communications media and journalism; she also studied photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Amanda’s work has been honored by Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, and the White House News Photographers Association, among others. Amanda has recently been named a Turnaround Artist. The Turnaround Arts program was founded by former First Lady Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and is now run by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Turnaround Arts infuses the arts into struggling schools as a powerful strategy to turn them around. Inspired by the work being done at Turnaround Arts schools while documenting the First Lady’s interactions with the talented and thriving students, Amanda now serves as one of seventy Turnaround Artists nationwide working with students to dream big and find their very best selves. She is currently a photographer, filmmaker, and public speaker based in Washington, D.C. To learn more about her work visit chasinglightbook.org.