Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies is on view in our gallery at ICP at Mana.

From official portraits and campaign ads to selfies and televised debates, images play an essential role in every presidential campaign. Winning the White House 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 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 exhibition was made possible by ICP Trustee Renee Harbers Liddell and Chris Liddell.

Gallery Hours

Monday–Friday | 10 AM–5 PM
By appointment only:

Special Gallery Hours

Wednesday–Friday | January 25–27 | 1–5 PM
No appointment needed.

TOP IMAGE: Elliott Erwitt, Inauguration Ball for President Barack Obama, Washington D. C., January, 2009. © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos
Bill Eppridge, Senator Robert F. Kennedy at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, 1966. © Bill Eppridge / loaned by Adrienne Aurichio/The Estate of Bill Eppridge
David Burnett, [Larry King, Bill Clinton, and Al Gore preparing for a television interview], 1992. © David Burnett/Contact Press Images
Chris Buck, Donald Trump, 2006. © Chris Buck
Various photographers, [Selfies with presidential candidates], 2015-16, International Center of Photography
Mark Peterson, The press section at Senator Ted Cruz event, Columbia, SC, January 15, 2016. © Mark Peterson/Redux Pictures