Paul Hosefros photo exhibit hosted by SW Chapter

By Shea Andersen

New York Times photographer Paul Hosefros was the go to photographer for the Times when the president was making news, in a career that spanned several presidential administrations. He also was one of the first photographers on the scene of the 9/11 destruction in New York City in 2001.

Now he lives in Boise, and Press Club members and guests were treated to a special showing in May of Hosefros’ photo exhibit, “When The President Comes To Town,” an exhibit that also was displayed at the College of Idaho.

About 25 people attended the event, sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Idaho Press Club and held at the Beside Bardenay event room in downtown Boise. Attendees browsed the photos and Hosefros’ eyeopening written interpretations that were posted with each, enjoyed refreshments, and took in a brief talk and question-andanswer session with Hosefros.

The show included candid images of former President Richard Nixon, captured in a somber moment; numerous images of President Ronald Reagan, including a famous image of Reagan giving a thumbsup from a hospital window after a surgery; and President Bill Clinton shaking his finger and declaring what he didn’t do with Monica Lewinsky, a photo that was shown as published on the front page of the Times.

The exhibit also featured Hosefros photographs from other assignments around the world, including a picture of a pensive Queen of England.