Presidential debate site to showcase historic White House photos 
Pictures of the Year International’s (POYi) historical exhibition ‘The Presidential Image: 70 Years of the Best in White House Photography,’ will be featured at the final U.S. presidential debate site at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. 
The 16-panel presentation chronicles presidential life from the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration through the George W. Bush and Barack Obama terms. Culled from the POYi Archive, this photographic collection provides an unprecedented visualhistory of American presidents over seven decades.
The exhibition will be available for viewing on the main floor of the Lynn University library Oct. 18 through Oct. 24.
In addition, portions of the exhibit will be featured during a multimedia show Oct. 22 before the debate on a large screen in the Lynn University soccer stadium. The stadium is being opened to the public to view the debate. The multimedia show, created by the University’s journalism program and featuring a series of presentations, including photos from the POYi exhibition, will be played. The same presentations will also be playing on iPad stations across campus.
POYi is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism. RJI, Western Kentucky University and Miller’s Professional Imaging of Columbia, Mo., are sponsoring the exhibition.
The exhibition is on tour across the United States to provide citizens with historic news photographs and a look into behind-the-scenes life inside the White House.
"And maybe the best part about this collection is that it's not political,” said RJI Executive Director Randy Picht. “These images really just try to tell the story, in a sometimes fairly intimate way, of what it's like to be the president of theUnited States. That's why we think they're worth a look." 
Seeking host sites
The goal of POYi is to engage citizens worldwide with great photojournalism by sponsoring educational public exhibitions. The exhibition is available for hosting from Nov. 24 through June. Hosts can display the exhibition free of charge at public venues and educational institutions. The only expense for the host group is round-trip shipping.
Low-resolution PDFs of some of the selected panels are available to give hosts an idea of the photographic display. Contact POYi Director Rick Shaw at 573-864-7691 or for more information.
"We're always excited to have an opportunity to share these award-winning photos from the POYi archive with the general public,” said Picht. “When we put together these subject-based historical collections, whether it be about presidents or NASA or civil rights, we always end up with something special."
About POYi
POYi’s mission is to honor and promote the work of documentary photographers, magazine, newspaper, andfreelance photojournalists.
POYi is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world.  The POYi Archive contains more than 35,000 images depicting a range of topics of historical and social significance including the flag raising at Iwo Jima, the anti-war confrontations in the 1960s and the segregation in the south.
POYi exhibitions have been showcased at the Newseum in Washington D.C., the Anneberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, among other domestic and international venues.
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POYi Presidential Exhibition Schedule
• October 18–24: Boca Raton, Florida—Lynn University for the Presidential Debate
• November 2–24: Chicago, Illinois—Chicago Photography Center