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Jackie Kennedy at Funeral


Jackie Kennedy at Funeral

1963, gelatin silver print, 13 15/16x10 3/8in (paper 16x20in)

Few photographers have had a greater impact on American visual culture than Elliott Erwitt.  Some are icons of photojournalism: Richard Nixon burying his finger in Nikita Khrushchev’s chest during their so-called Moscow “kitchen debate” in 1959; Jacqueline Kennedy, veiled and in distress at the funeral of her husband in 1963; the black man drinking out of a segregated water fountain, which became a symbol of racial injustices of the Jim Crow South. Likewise, his portraits of celebrities like Grace Kelley, Che Guevara, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Kerouac have achieved notoriety.