Eric Draper, a former Albuquerque Tribune and Associated Press photographer, who lives in Rio Rancho, was selected by President-Elect George Bush to be the White House photographer in 2000. For the next eight years, Draper had a front row seat to history: during Oval Office meetings, aboard Air Force One, and even at intimate Christmas celebrations.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Central New Mexico Community College’s Smith Brasher Hall (SW Corner of Coal and University — FREE Parking)
Reception and Silent Auction: 6 pm – 7 pm
Program: 7 pm – 8:45 pm
Tickets: The Rio Grande Chapter has a limited number of free tickets available to SPJ Rio Grande Chapter members.
Citadel Broadcasting also will be giving away some tickets through special radio and online broadcast promotions.
Eric Draper's fine-art photographs are represented by Monroe Gallery of Photography, and two are featured in the exhibion "History's Big Picture" through September 25, 2011.