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Opening on April 17, 2010 and running through July 18, 2010, The Kennedys | Portrait of a Family presents a glimpse of the famous family through the lens of Richard Avedon.

About the exhibit –

An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the legendary first family through the lens of acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon. This exhibition unveils a selection of portraits taken of president-elect John F. Kennedy and his family in January 1961, in Palm Beach, Fla., before the Kennedys took residence at the White House. Individual photographs and enlarged contact sheets of unedited negatives (printed and signed by Avedon) offer unique insight on Avedon’s photographic practice, aesthetic judgments and the ways in which these decisions contributed to the Kennedy mystique.

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum to learn more.

A selection of included photographs after the jump.

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