Meet & Greet: David Valdez Photography at City Hall Gallery
The current exhibition at City Hall is on exhibit from October – December 2021 and features photography honoring veterans and former Presidential administration members by David Valdez, former Director
The current exhibition at City Hall is on exhibit from October – December 2021 and features photography honoring veterans and former Presidential administration members by David Valdez, former Director of the White House Photo Office under President George H.W. Bush.
David Valdez was born in Alice, Texas. After graduating from high school from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Valdez enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was trained as a photographer. He served with the 836th Combat Support Group for four years and then earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park. While he was a student there, Valdez was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a photographer. He left the federal government to become chief photographer for the U.S Chamber of Commerce. In 1983 he became personal photographer to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. In 1988 President Bush appointed Valdez Director of the White House Photo Office. During this administration, Valdez traveled to 75 countries and all 50 states with the president. In 1997 Valdez published George Herbert Walker Bush: A Photographic Profile. Valdez was appointed general manager of photography for Walt Disney Attractions in 1993. In 2001 he became special assistant to the HUD assistant secretary. From 2003 to 2010, Valdez was the Director of Visual and Electronic Information for HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. David is a member of the Georgetown Texas Arts and Culture Advisory Board and Co-host with the Williamson Museum for the Georgetown Photography Festival. Valdez donated his archive to the Briscoe Center for American History in 2012.
The Gallery Wall at City Hall will exhibit four local artists per year, with opportunities for students from Georgetown Independent School District and Southwestern University to exhibit their work. The exhibitions are by invitation and are designed to align with current Georgetown Arts and Culture Programming. To be considered for an invitation by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, local artists may submit their resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Tuesday) 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
City Hall Gallery
808 Martin Luther King Jr St, Georgetown, TX 78626