0C19DD1C-4A46-49AC-AE0A-8E6157AE16E1Welcome to my stop on the Eyes that Speak blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!

About the Book:

Eyes that Speak is a revealing, behind-the-scenes, through-the-lens perspective on some of the famous eyes that have “spoken” to the world. While having the honor of capturing amazing moments and events in history during the course of a thirty-year photographic career, photo-journalist Christy Bowe has always learned something from each of her subjects. The power of the camera has transported her to places and exposed her to situations that most people only read about.

In an intimate and personal journey that spans photographing subjects from a declared terrorist to Queen Elizabeth II, separated by only a few yards and security personnel, this book captures those moments when a subject’s eyes speak to the world through photographic images. Eyes That Speak is a compelling, pictorial look into the work of a Washington-based photojournalist as she shares life lessons gained while capturing some of the most significant moments in history.

My Thoughts:

I LOVE photography, and even more, I love photojournalism involving historical events and backdrops. Christy Bowe has now photographed five US presidents. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s accomplished so much more, and Eyes that Speak is a fascinating glimpse into her life’s work.

The old cliche about envisioning people’s souls through their eyes feels authentic here with this book. Through only this lens, you can feel emotions, determination, wisdom, heart, beauty, uncertainty, sacrifice.

I’ve reviewed several photojournalistic books the last few years, and this one is most definitely a standout and one I will cherish. It simply has to be experienced, and my words are inadequate.

I received a gifted copy.

About the Author:

BEFORE SHE JUMPED out of an airplane at 13,500 feet and earned her first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Christy Bowe, a third-generation Washingtonian, was thrown out of Catholic school in the ninth grade for refusing to conform. She briefly attended Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and the University of Missouri Photo Workshop in Carthage, Missouri. Most of her education has been “on the job.” In pursuit of her passion for photography, Christy earned her way into the small, elite circle of White House press photographers. With support from celebrated White House reporter the late Sarah McClendon, Christy started ImageCatcher News Service. She is represented by Getty Images, Zuma Press and Polaris Images. Her pictures have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone. Christy has also been featured in books by Wadsworth Publishing and McGraw-Hill, and Little Brown most recently in an autobiography of Justice Stevens. Her corporate clients have included Harley Davidson, The National Science Foundation, The National Press Club and The National Organization for Women. Christy is currently a member of the White House Press Corps, House and Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery, and White House Correspondents’ Association and White House News Photographers’ Association. She has lectured at American University, Montgomery College, and George Mason University. She has ten images preserved in the George W. Bush Presidential Library. Christy resides in Bethesda, Maryland, and continues to work as a photojournalist, currently covering her fifth U.S. President, Joseph R. Biden. https://www.imagecatchernews.com/

Have you read Eyes that Speak, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR