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Experience some of the most pivotal events in recent times through the lens of President George W Bush’s Official White House Photographer. Visual historian, Eric Draper, had unfettered access to every moment of the presidency—public and private—and you are invited to share an evening of coffee, dessert and conversation with him. From 9-11 to Christmas dinner at Camp David, Eric silently observed it all. Now, he is ready to lift the curtain for you and share images and stories from his eight years in the White House.
When: Monday June 24th 6:00pmVIP Reception**: 6:00pm
Where: Merket Alumni Center 2521 17th. Lubbock, TX
Doors & food lines open at 6:15pm
Program begins at 7:05pm
Dress: Business Casual.
Food: Tex-Mex Fiesta Bar, dessert and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided with your ticket. Cash Bar will be available.
We will also be having a silent auction featuring a framed print of, and signed by, President George W. Bush available as well as other items from local vendors.
Eric Draper served as President Bush’s chief photographer for the entire eight years of his presidency, photographing him daily in his activities at the office, abroad and in his personal life. Draper was named Special Assistant to the President, and is the first White House photographer to be named a commissioned officer to a U.S. president. Also during his tenure, Draper directed the photographic and archival conversion of the White House Photo Office from film to digital and took nearly 1 million photos documenting the presidency.
Prior to joining the White House, Draper was West Regional Enterprise Photographer for the Associated Press. In eight years with the AP, Draper covered an array of domestic and international news and sports. Draper has also worked as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times, the Pasadena Star-News and the Albuquerque Tribune.
Draper is currently a freelance political, corporate, and editorial photographer based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico where he lives with his wife and two dogs. His clients include HP, the Mayo Clinic, the George W. Bush Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Reuters, Getty Images and individual clients, including many happy brides and grooms. He is an obsessive LA Laker fan.