Art preview: "Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the Kennedys"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Photojournalist Stanley Tretick’s covered every president from Harry S. Truman to George H. W. Bush, but is best known for his photographs of the late John F. Kennedy and his family. Tretick gained unparalleled access to the Kennedy family during JFK’s presidency, capturing many images of the President in candid moments with his children.

In October 1963 — just weeks before Kennedy was assassinated — the late Tretick took his most memorable photo. Spending the day with the President and his son, John Jr., as they strolled the halls of the White House and played in the Oval Office, Tretick captured the two in an unforgettable moment (pictured). This image went on to become a legacy for both JFK and his family, as it showed a legendary figure in a truly human moment.

“Capturing Camelot” will hold an opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.

Photo credit: ©The Estate of Stanley Tretick

Schumacher Gallery

Through March 25

555 E. Main St., Bexley

capital.edu/schumacher