Draper event big success

Former White House photographer Eric Draper treated an audience of more than 300


people to a “Front Row Seat to History” on Sept. 1 at an event sponsored by your SPJ Rio Grande Chapter and Citadel Broadcasting in Albuquerque. Draper’s slide show of photos of President George W. Bush showed a side of the former chief executive that many will never see —  posing on an extra-long sofa at Buckingham Palace with Mrs. Bush or having a quick “practice dance” before inaugural balls;  sharing laughs with international leaders; and looking out the window of Air Force One at the smoking wreckage in the Pentagon after Sept. 11, 2001. Draper, who says he looked the president in the eye and asked for the job that he kept for eight years, has several images in the Monroe Gallery through Sept.

Free tickets to Eric Draper event

Yet more reasons to be an SPJ Rio Grande Chapter member – great events and sometimes freebies! Former White House photographer Eric Draper discusses his eight years photographing the daily life of George W. Bush on Sept. 1 in Albuquerque.  Thanks to the efforts of board member Peter St. Cyr and collaboration with Citadel Broadcasting/KKOB, the chapter has a limited number of free tickets to the event, which features catered hor d’oeuvres and a silent auction. See Programs and Events for more info.