In 1960 photographer Jacques Lowe was invited to be JFK's personal photographer - it meant up close and candid access on the campaign trail as well as after Kennedy won the election.
July 01, 1958 Lizenz
What resulted was some of the most intimate photos of JFK ever taken both at work, on the campaign trail and life inside the Oval office....
January 01, 1960 Lizenz
... and at play too. JFK's love of the sea is well documented as this photo of him and Jackie the first lady shows.
August 01, 1960 Lizenz
Being the personal photographer to the President meant you saw everything. This is the exact moment that Kennedy learned that Congolese Prime Minister Lumamba had been assassinated. Kennedy had high hopes for the leader as an ally in...Mehr
February 13, 1961 Lizenz
Kennedy had severe problems with his back and would often spontaneously buckle in pain, a moment caught here as he is silhouetted against the light by the window in the Oval office.
January 01, 1961 Lizenz
The photos would document not just JFK but the First Family too - and here a loving moment between Jackie and daughter Caroline as they play together. This photo is an outtake of a portrait session for the family Christmas card.
And here's JFK and daughter Caroline playing in the yard of their townhouse in the Georgetown neighborhood of DC. Earlier this year Caroline said of her father "I have thought about him and missed him every day of my life.
May 01, 1959 Lizenz
Jackie relaxes with her daughter Caroline on her lap in Massachusetts
Inside their private plane nicknamed the 'Caroline,' after their daughter as they look out across the tarmac at a California airport.
May 01, 1960 Lizenz
Like any other father leaving for work - an everyday moment from an extraordinary family as JFK says goodbye to his wife and daughter as he leaves their D.C. home
Kennedy on the campaign trail was where he could connect - and none did it better - a moment of exuberance as he holds aloft a supporters child during a campaign stop in Wisconsin.
JFK deep in thought as he rides a boat in Cocos Bay, Oregan. He had just spoken to Union men on the campaign trail but had failed to win them over.
January 01, 1959 Lizenz
Fast forward 40 years and the photographer placed his priceless negatives of JFK in a vault in the World Trade Center for safe keeping but on Sept 11 2001 when tragedy struck Lowe's life work was destroyed.
October 01, 1959 Lizenz
Incredibly hundreds of contact sheets were stored elsewhere and survived, and a huge restoration project salvaged the images to form what is today one of the most unique and important bodies of work on the Camelot years.