Feature Stories Campus Events All Stories

Dennis Brack '62 Donates Photographic Archive to Brisco Center

Award-winning photojournalist Dennis Brack, a 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee, has donated his photographic archive to the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. His work becomes one of the largest amount of collections from contemporary photojournalists at the Briscoe Center.

More than 100 photos from Dennis’s archive are part of the retrospective exhibition, “Recording History,” that is currently on display in the Williams Gallery of Huntley Hall. Dennis was back on the W&L campus in May for the opening of the exhibition, which coincided with his 50th class reunion.

The Dennis Brack Photographic Archive at UT-Texas consists of more than 150,000 slides of U.S. presidents from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, world leaders, members of Congress and Supreme Court justices.

A member of the Black Star photo agency, Dennis has covered 10 presidential administrations and major news stories for TIME and Newsweek magazines. One of the key features of the W&L exhibit is a mosaic of his TIME and Newsweek covers.

See a slide show of Dennis’s photographs on the Brisco Center website: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/soundslides/soundslides_brack_presidents.php.

If you know any W&L alumni who would be great profile subjects, tell us about them! Nominate them for a web profile.