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Robert "Bob" McNeely Photographic Archive, 1970-2009
Photographer Robert "Bob" McNeely, who was educated at Northwestern University from 1963 to 1965, first became interested in photography while serving in the United States Army in Vietnam after being drafted in 1967. Serving until 1969, he earned the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Bronze Star, and Army Commendation Medal. When he returned to the United States he took workshops at the Center of the Eye in Aspen, then moved to San Francisco.
In 1972, McNeely became campaign photographer for Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern, and he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1973. He took a series of portraits of people involved with Watergate for National Journal. In 1976 he became official White House photographer to document Vice President Mondale after covering the presidential race between Ford and Carter.
Further biographical information regarding McNeely's work as Director of White House Photography and White House Photographer for President Bill Clinton, among other roles and projects, can be found within individual series, below.
Bob McNeely's work has appeared in New York Times Sunday Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, People, National Journal, Harper's Bazaar, and other newspapers and magazines throughout the world. He was featured in American Photographer magazine's "One Hundred Most Important People in Photography" in 1998 (40th) and 1994 (86th), and is a member of the Canon Camera "Explorers of Light". He has presented exhibits, speeches, and workshops at Eddie Adams Photojournalism Workshops, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998; the Southern Short Course in Durham, North Carolina, 1999; Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, France, 1997; Visa Pour L'Image Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan, France, 1998; and FotoFusion: The International Festival of Photography in Delray Beach, Florida, 1999.
McNeely continues to photograph in film and digital for clients around the world and for his personal projects from his home outside of New York City.
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This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.
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Donor maintains copyright of unpublished materials.
Robert "Bob" McNeely photographic archive, 1970-2009, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Jessi Fishman, November 2017.