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Okamoto Exhibition Opens in New Orleans

15 March 2024
The burned-out Viennese giant ferris wheel in 1945. Photo by Yoichi Okamoto

The Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies at The University of New Orleans opened a photo exhibit showcasing the iconic Presidential photographer Yoichi Okamoto on March 14, 2024. The exhibition, From Vienna to White House: Yoichi Okamaoto and the American Century, chronicles Okamoto's life and work from his days in post-WWII Vienna to his time as Lyndon B. Johnson's Chief White House Photographer and is on display at the university's Fine Arts Gallery. 

The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Austrian National Library, the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library, the Embassy of Austria in the United States and with support from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies

The opening was attended by university leadership including President Dr. Kathy Johnson, Provost Dr. Darrell Kruger, and Dean of the College Liberal Arts Dr. Samuel Gladden. Remarks and background information were delivered by Center Austria's Director Emeritus, Prof. Guenter Bischof, and the Director of the Picture Archives at the Austrian National Library, Dr. Hans Petschar.

This occasion marsk the third showing of the exhibition after its run at the Austrian National Library and its recent opening at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC.

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Guests at the exhibit opening in New Orleans.