October 9, 2009
Written by: Jessica BehnhamWHAT: Blair Pittman lecture and book signing WHEN: 4 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 15) WHERE: Texas Tech’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library Formby Room (15th Street and Boston Avenue) EVENT: The event will open an exhibit of Pittman’s photojournalism titled “Newsmakers of the 1960s and 1970s,” which features work done by Pittman for the Denton Record-Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle. Portrait subjects include celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Billy Graham, Bo Diddley, Tiny Tim, Mercury astronauts and Martin Luther King, as well as U.S. presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Pittman also is noted for his freelance assignments for magazines including National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Texas Monthly and Smithsonian. The Pittman exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Jon Holmes, manager of exhibits and outreach, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3749, or firstname.lastname@example.org.