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Eyes that Speak is a revealing, behind-the-scenes, through-the-lens perspective on some of the famous eyes that have "spoken" to the world. While having the honor of capturing amazing moments and events in history during the course of a thirty-year photographic career, photo-journalist Christy Bowe has always learned something from each of her subjects. The power of the camera has transported her to places and exposed her to situations that most people only read about.

In an intimate and personal journey that spans photographing subjects from a declared terrorist to Queen Elizabeth II, separated by only a few yards and security personnel, this book captures those moments when a subject's eyes speak to the world through photographic images. Eyes That Speak is a compelling, pictorial look into the work of a Washington-based photojournalist as she shares life lessons gained while capturing some of the most significant moments in history.

202 pages, Hardcover

Published December 7, 2021

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Profile Image for Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader.
2,087 reviews30.1k followers
March 2, 2022
Christy Bowe is a White House photographer, and she features her work in Eyes that Speak.

I LOVE photography, and even more, I love photojournalism involving historical events and backdrops. Christy Bowe has now photographed five US presidents. As if that wasn’t enough, she’s accomplished so much more, and Eyes that Speak is a fascinating glimpse into her life’s work.

The old cliche about envisioning people’s souls through their eyes feels authentic here with this book. Through only this lens, you can feel emotions, determination, wisdom, heart, beauty, uncertainty, sacrifice.

I’ve reviewed several photojournalistic books the last few years, and this one is most definitely a standout and one I will cherish. It simply has to be experienced, and my words are inadequate.

I received a gifted copy.

Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader
Profile Image for Susan Ballard.
1,250 reviews49 followers
December 27, 2021
They say a picture is worth a thousand words; well the photographs that photojournalist Christy Bowe has captured speak volumes!

Whether or not you are interested in politics and foreign affairs, seeing images of prominent figures in the process of making history is always fascinating. In her job as a Member of the White House Press Corps since 1995, Christy Bowes has captured the moments and the expressions of presidents, politicians, world dignitaries, and even celebrities as they work, live, celebrate and lift their voices in our nation’s capital.

My entire family enjoyed perusing the pages and photographs of 𝐄𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤. I think you will enjoy looking back on history through this award-winning photojournalist’s lens.
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Author 1 book21 followers
January 9, 2022
This is a collection of photographs and the events behind them from photo-journalists Christy Bowe. Christy has had the pleasure of being a member of The White House Press Corps and has captured some very remarkable moments. This book gives a wonderful glimpse into history. Being a history buff I really enjoyed this collection of pictures and the stories behind them. A wonderful collection from an award winning photo-journalists.

Dawnny Ruby
Novels N Latte
Hudson Valley NY
Profile Image for Amy Shook.
190 reviews6 followers
December 16, 2021
Eyes That Speak

How stunning would this book look on your coffee table? The pictures in this book tell the story of the people who have walked through our nation’s capital over the last thirty years. I am so excited to give a copy of this book to my father for Christmas.

Come along with Christy Bowe, renowned news photographer, as her pictures and descriptions transport you into the most significant moments of history over the last three decades in our nation's capital. From President Clinton to Biden along with other dignitaries and icons that have graced the halls of the White House such as Mother Teresa, and Princess Diana grace the pages of Bowe’s work. Not only will you find mesmerizing photographs of these people but also written accounts of their visits.

Some of my favorite pictures in the book include those of Princess Diana and President Obama. I could have done without the Donald Trump pictures but my dad will appreciate those.

About the author:

Christy is credentialed and affiliated with the following:
• Member of the White House Correspondents’ Association
• Member of The White House News Photographer’s Association
• Member of the White House Press Corps since 1995, and has covered Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama, Trump and now Biden.
• Member of the House and Senate Press Photographers Gallery since 1993
• Contributing National Press Club Photographer since 1994

Profile Image for Barry Donadio.
Author 4 books5 followers
March 11, 2022
This is an incredible photo documentation of the White House and political American history documented by one of the best photographers in the world (Christy Bowe).

Get the inside story on events that unfolded over the past 25 years at the White House.

I love this book because it covers the time period of me career in service to the United States. It is a must have for anyone who has served in the military, law enforcement, politics, public service and the press. Save a place next to your own family photos because it tell the story of all of us. Overall, it is a huge photographic history book for people who love pictures. Large clear vivid photos through out the book. 5 Stars!!!

Christy Bowe hit the grand slam home run with this release! Thanks for documenting history for us all to have forever.
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1,010 reviews22 followers
February 16, 2022
Are you a photography fan? I’m always so impressed with good photographers and what they can capture! Today I’m excited to share Eyes That Speak! The author, Bowe, is a White House photographer who has covered three Presidential administrations. She has captured wonderful pictures of Presidents, First Ladies, World Leaders and Celebrities! This book has so many great pictures!

It’s out now if you want to add it to your coffee table collection or need a gift for a friend!
Profile Image for Melissa Levens.
284 reviews4 followers
January 26, 2022
Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours and Christy Bowe for my #gifted copy and the opportunity to participate on this special tour!

Eyes That Speak is a spectacular journey through Christy Bowe's career as a photojournalist. Mentored by the late Sarah McClendon, Christy started ImageCatcher News Service and has earned her place in the elite circle of the White House Press photographers. Her pictures have been featured in magazines, preserved in the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and have even won the 2021 Paris Photo Prize for her pictures of the January 6 insurrection.

What a wonderful and comprehensive collection of the past thirty years of history! I was absolutely amazed going through this significant book and reading all the behind the scenes of each and every one of these pictures. In the hypercompetitive journalistic world, Christy shares with her readers her passion, insight, and her ability to "know when to flash it and when to stash it."

Christy has photographed five presidential terms from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden and has captured so many incredible moments of history in between. Some highlights include coverage at the Pentagon after the 9.11 attack, the funeral of former President Ronal Regan, former President Barack Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the sad passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, three Impeachment trials, and the January 6 insurrection.

What makes Eyes That Speak so remarkable is not only Christy's persistence and vigilance to find the perfect photo opportunity, but of her insight and compassion in sharing the stories behind her incredible photographs. From sharing a Namaste moment with the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, shaking Nelson Mandela's hand, earning a wink from George W. Bush, to holding Mother Theresa's hands, Christy shares with her readers the humanity and beauty behind the scenes.

What an incredible documentation of a full and successful career by a dedicated and talented female photojournalist!
Profile Image for Debbie Rozier.
694 reviews34 followers
January 7, 2022
I think that all of us can appreciate a meaningful picture and acknowledge the effort that goes into taking a picture that will portray the meaning of the book or event we want to share with our audience.

So, for all of you that love photos and all those that want to know what goes on in the trenches for a photojournalist in Washington, D.C., this will be a book that you will enjoy and re-immerse yourself in for countless hours.

Christy Bowe is a White House photographer and has been covering presidents since Bill Clinton. In this beautiful coffee table book (or I am keeping it on my coffee table), Christy uses her photographs as well as her written experiences to portray the events and people that she has covered while in Washington, D.C.

It’s hard to tell if my favorite part of this book is the photos themselves or Christy’s writing about the events and people. I think the combination of both is a perfect balance.

I also wanted to share one of my favorite chapters, but again, each event and the accompanying photos are interesting and unique so it’s hard to choose.

This is a great gift or beautiful and decorative book that is also a joy to read.

Profile Image for Karen.
343 reviews7 followers
December 30, 2021
Christy Bowe has been a photojournalist on the Washington beat for the last 30 years! She gained her up-close access to the last 5 presidents with the assistance of non other than the late Sarah McClendon.

The author tells behind-the-scenes stories and gives the reader an up-close view of the presidents and various influential guests of the White House since the Clinton administration. She shares photos of inaugurations, quiet first family moments, behind the scenes meetings, state visits, celebrity visits, and more! My entire family enjoyed looking through this book and reading the stories.

This would make an excellent gift or coffee table book. It is bound to start conversations. If you enjoy reading short, interesting stories about the presidents and other influential people, this book is for you!

My sincere thanks to the author, @christy.bowe.1 and @suzyapprovedbooktours for my gifted copy of this wonderful book. My thoughts are my own.
Profile Image for Paulina Bellantonio.
225 reviews5 followers
December 16, 2021
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📚 Book Tour 📚

Title: Eyes That Speak
✏️ Author: @christy.bowe.1
🗓 Decembee 7, 2021

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the White House? I know I have. It’s a place where lots of history has been made.

Christy Bowe is a news photographer who has had an insider’s look for the last three decades.

In this book, she shares not only her pictures, but fantastic anecdotes about the last three decades and the going’s on in the White House. From Clinton to Biden and public figures such as Mother Theresa and Princess Diana.

Christy really has a great eye and has captured not just people behind the camera, but moments and emotions.

This book would be a perfect Christmas gift for the politics buff in your family (or friend).
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1,495 reviews64 followers
February 26, 2022
𝘚𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨!

I love photography and historical events and in this impressive book Christy Bowe shares some of the work she has captured during her career as a photojournalist, from celebrities, politicians, presidents and significant moments in history.
I loved every page and it’s a book that I will re-read from time to time, it’s simply fascinating!

Thank you Suzy Approved Book Tours for having me on this tour.

Eyes That Speak by Christy Bowe released December 7, 2021.

𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘺, 𝘗𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘮, 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴, 𝘕𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.

Profile Image for Jane Dennish.
740 reviews
January 17, 2022
I love photography, I love reading and I love history. This book combines all of those tings! And it does it with heart! The author was a photographer in the White House and this book documents the people and things she’s witnessed throughout her years there. I love that we get to see famous events through her lens, literally, and from her perspective during many historical moments. The book covers presidents, their families, celebrities, other politicians and royalty. Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours for a copy of this beautiful book!
Profile Image for Lisa Albright.
574 reviews29 followers
October 7, 2022
This book is a visual delight of historical moments captured by award-winning photographer Christy Bowe. From smiles and laughter to concern and signs of strain, large crowds to intimate gatherings, her photos encapsulate the emotions of the subjects and the mood of their surroundings, telling the stories of our times. It's a fascinating glimpse into the news makers and world leaders that will be treasured by future generations seeking to understand life as we know it. You'll want to take your time viewing and reading this amazing book, then encourage everyone you know to pick it up so they can enjoy the beauty of it too.

I received a gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.
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