Proud Galleries London presents ‘Life with the Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw’, an exhibition of historic photographs of the Kennedy family by noted LIFE photojournalist and film-maker Mark Shaw. Within this poignant collection, Shaw chronicles the golden years of the Kennedy family as John F. Kennedy progressed from the role of Senator to his early presidency.
Following JFK’s assassination in 1963, Mark Shaw distanced himself from photography, affected deeply by the loss of his close friend. When Shaw unexpectedly passed away at the age of 47, the majority of his works were placed into storage and remained unseen for over 40 years. In 1996, Shaw’s son David and his wife Juliet founded The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive and his pictures were re-introduced to a new audience in The Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw photobook.
The collection has since become a lasting tribute to the work of Mark Shaw, encapsulating the memories and experiences of his close relationship with The Kennedys at a pivotal moment in American history.
Life with the Kennedys: Photographs by Mark Shaw opening at Proud Central from 22nd March – 6th May.
- All above photographs taken by Mark Shaw
- © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com