From official portraits and campaign ads to selfies and televised debates, images play an essential role in every presidential campaign. Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies—presented by the International Center of Photography at the Southampton Arts Center—explores the complex relationship between candidates’ representations in visual media and their carefully created and tightly controlled campaign images.

Organized by ICP’s Assistant Curators Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies features works by Cornell Capa, Grey Villet, Elliott Erwitt, Bill Eppridge, Chris Buck, Stephen Crowley, Ken Light, Mark Peterson, Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese, and others as well as campaign ephemera, posters, and video materials created for candidates from John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The Southampton Arts Center is located at 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY. Gallery hours are Thursday–Sunday from 12 to 6 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception

Please join us for the opening reception for Winning the White House on Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 7:30 PM. Advanced reservations are requested.

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TOP IMAGE: Cornell Capa, [John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, campaigning in New York], October 19, 1960. © International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos
The Obamas saying hello to a crowd Elliott Erwitt, Inauguration Ball for President Barack Obama, Washington D. C., January, 2009. © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos
David Hume Kennerly, President Ford and Jimmy Carter meet at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia to debate domestic policy during the first of the three Ford-Carter Debates, September 23, 1976. Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library
Mark Peterson, The press section at Senator Ted Cruz event, Columbia SC, January 15, 2016. © Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures
Owen Franken, Walter Mondale campaigning for President, 1984. © Owen Franken
Mark Peterson, The CPAC convention, National Harbor, MD, February 2015. © Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures

Special Thanks

The exhibition was made possible by ICP Trustee Renee Harbers Liddell and Chris Liddell.