LIFE: Michelle Obama
From her youth on Chicago’s South Side to her years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama showed the world how to lead with kindness and grace. Revisit the glorious, historic era of the Obama White House—and the many roads traveled to get there—in LIFE Michelle Obama, a photo-filled biography and Special Edition featuring beautiful images and discerning text from the editors of LIFE.
For decades, readers have turned to LIFE to see, understand, and remember the most important events and people of our time. Let LIFE Michelle Obama show you the remarkable life and enduring spirit of hope that America’s 44th First Lady has gifted to the world.
LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography
Princeton University Art Museum; Princeton, New Jersey
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – Sunday, June 21, 2020
Offering an in-depth look at the photography featured in LIFE magazine, this exhibition examines how the magazine’s use of images fundamentally shaped the modern idea of photography in the United States. The work of photographers such as Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Dandridge, Gordon Parks, and W. Eugene Smith is explored in the context of the creative and editorial structures at LIFE. Drawing on unprecedented access to LIFE magazine’s picture and paper archives, as well as photographers’ archives, the exhibition presents an array of materials, including caption files, contact sheets, and shooting scripts, that shed new light on the collaborative process behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays.