National Portait Gallery honors John McCain

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is honoring Senator John McCain with a photograph in the museum’s “In Memoriam” space.

The portrait of the former presidential nominee will remain on display on the first floor of the museum until September 9.

(PHOTO: Steve Pyke)

This portrait of the late Senator was taken in 2005 by Steve Pyke, who at the time was a staff photographer for the New Yorker. Pyke gained wide recognition while working for leading publications in the 1980s and is known for having a distinctive, close-up portrait style.

Commenting on the relationship between photographer and sitter, Pyke has said, “That encounter, that exchange, is often brief, but the image which we make of those moments can be the way a person is remembered beyond their own lifetime, remaining long after the voice has been forgotten,” (New York City, 2007).

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