Never-before-published photos of John F Kennedy feature in a new illustrated memoir of the former US president.
Captured by his personal photographer Jacques Lowe, the images document the life of John ‘Jack’ Kennedy and his family, from his presidential campaign to his funeral at Arlington National cemetery.
Over five years Lowe photographed Kennedy mingling with the crowds on the campaign trail, in the White House during the Cuban missile crisis, talking with Harold Macmillan and other world leaders, and enjoying intimate moments with Jackie and Caroline.
Lowe entrusted his photographic archive, stored in a vault in the World Trade Center, to his daughter, Thomasina.
All 40,000 negatives were reduced to ashes after 9/11, but Thomasina made it her mission to restore his life’s work.
Thanks to modern technology all of Lowe’s choice prints have been scanned and restored, and his contact sheets brought to life. Many of his images have never before been published.
My Kennedy Years: A Memoir, published by Thames & Hudson, is now on sale.