"These photographs were taken in order to catch and reflect the mood, the feeling of a given moment. If the viewer receives from these pictures an understanding of the affection of the Kennedys for one another, their high spirits and enjoyment of life, the book will have fulfilled its purpose." So wrote the Life magazine photographer Mark Shaw in the original 1964 edition of The John F Kennedys: A Family Album.
BBC: As a new book of images of The Kennedys by Mark Shaw is published in the UK, we talk to the editor Tony Nourmand about how images help the political campaign. Listen here.
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