Cornell Capa was a self-proclaimed photographer of peace; his work dealing primarily with the themes of social justice and politics. His coverage for Life Magazine of John F. Kennedy’s successful presidential run in 1960 is notable for being both a documentation of an important event in American history and an intimate portrait of the country’s youngest ever elected President’s rise to power.

This contact sheet contains President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office. Washington D.C.,1961.

Cornell Capa joined Magnum Photos in 1954.

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