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Carter at bat during a softball game at Plains High School. The umpire is consumer advocate and future five-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader the catcher - James Wooten of the New York Times.

The Creampuff

  As a photojournalist shooting a baseball game, I’d never once considered that I could be at great peril…but I’d never photographed a game from this position…from on the mound and behind the pitcher. I stood over the pitcher’s shoulder during his windup watching the batter – his forearms tensed and his gaze narrowly focused on the […]

Happy 74th Anniversary Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter!

Happy 74th Anniversary Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter!

Happy 74th anniversary to two of my favorite people, Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter, here shown in 1971 at his Georgia gubernatorial inauguration when they were still “newlyweds” celebrating their 25th… PHOTO © 1971 Ken Hawkins #truelove #lifetimeoflove #Happy74thanniversary #cartercenter #PresidentandMrsCarter

John Glenn, the Would-be Vice President

John Glenn. All Americans know the name. Marine, combat and test pilot, astronaut, first American to orbit the earth, politician and statesman, United States Senator from his home state of Ohio. But what most Americans don’t know…or don’t remember, is that John Glenn was came close to being our Vice President. In the summer of 1976, Democratic […]