Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jill Krementz Photo Journal - The Bidens

Vice President Joe Biden squinting in the sun as he is sworn in as Vice President of the United States, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.
Our contributing photojournalist Jill Krementz has now had a long career photographing some of the most distinguished actors, directors, playwrights, authors and political figures in this country. The inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden reminded her of the time in 1986 when she photographed the Bidens in Wilmington, Delaware. From her archive.
Joe with wife Jill.
With daughter Ashley.
Joe and wife Jill help daughter Ashley blow out the candles on her fifth birthday. Looking on: nephew, Cuffe Owens, son of Joe's sister, Val, sons Beau (seated) and Hunt, and Joe Sr. (standing).
Mother Jean.
Working at home because of daily commute between Wilmington and capitol.
Gardening with Jill.
With sons Hunt and Beau and wife Jill. The Senator taking a plunge in the family pool.
Family portrait with their black lab, Mo.
Joseph Biden at home in Wilmington, Del. with Biden's brother Jim, his wife Michelle and son Jamie; Biden's sister Val, her husband Jack Owens, their children Missy, Casey, and Cuffe; Sen. Biden's wife Jill and Sen. Biden, their children Ashley, Hunt, and Beau; Sen. Biden's parents Jean and Joe, Jill's sister Bunny and husband Paul; Jill's parents, Bonny and Don.
About two months later I flew down to Washington DC to photograph Biden and Senator Edward Kennedy sitting side by side at the Rehnquist hearings.
Biden with Sen. Kennedy at Rehquinst hearings.
"I'm speaking because I'm not a good dancer ..."
They Danced to "Have I told you lately that I loved you." I suspect they tell each other this every day.
All photographs © by Jill Krementz: all rights reserved.