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October 6, 2013

Recapturing Kennedy

Iconic images of Camelot go on exhibit at Endicott College

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The exhibit, which is open to the public, should prove informative to students in several disciplines at the college, including photography and history, Moore said.

“The technique Stanley Tretick uses was very dramatic for the time,” she explained. “He was a photojournalist. He was trying to capture images that would tell a story and bring forth emotions.”

Moore was a little girl when Kennedy was shot and remembers the intense feelings displayed by her family and friends, without understanding what was going on.

She first came to appreciate the Kennedy era through the photographs in this exhibit.

“As time went on with Look, the images were so dramatic — those became precious to me, as well as whatever my mom had in the house,” Moore said.

The exhibit will include several Look magazine covers to suggest the original context in which the photos appeared.

Moore also arranged with National Exhibitions and Archives, which organized the show, to use some photos that weren’t in either the magazine or Kelley’s book.

Whether visitors are encountering these images for the first time or recalling the period when they were first published, Moore hopes everyone will appreciate the feeling they suggest.

“I do want people to be transported back into time when Camelot was a vision, and to what it meant,” she said. “Especially to people in Massachusetts.”

CAPTURING CAMELOT What: Exhibit of Stanley Tretick's photos of the Kennedys Where: Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly When: Now through Dec. 20. Gallery hours Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Related event: Kitty Kelley, author of "Camelot Captured," at reception, lecture on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. Admission: Free Information: www.endicott.edu or www.facebook.com/artsendicott.

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