Archive for March, 2014

 

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© Tony Powell. Camp David Photo Shoot with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Tony winner Ron Rifkin), President Jimmy Carter (Richard Thomas) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy.)

People don’t realize it, but my life as an artist started in the theatre, as a young child. I had the lead in the European premiere of “Raisin,” which had just closed on Broadway. I took over from “Good Times” star, Ralph Carter, in the role of Travis Younger, and toured Switzerland, Germany and Paris for over six months, at the age of nine. 

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© Tony Powell. The cast of “Camp David.” February 21, 2014

So I’m grateful whenever an opportunity to work with actors presents itself. The photo shoot with the cast of Arena Stage’s upcoming World premiere historical drama, Camp David, reminded me how much I miss performing. Not to mention that I get to work with some of my favorite artists of stage and screen. 

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© Tony Powell. “Camp David” Photo Shoot. Actor Richard Thomas as President Jimmy Carter. February 21, 2014

 

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© Tony Powell. On set with “Camp David” director, Molly Smith. Photo Shoot. February 21, 2014

According to, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Lawrence Wright, “Camp David  is the story of how Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin, and Anwar Sadat came together to forge a treaty between Israel and Egypt that has endured long after their passing from power. This is a play about leadership and sacrifice and what it takes to make peace.”

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© Tony Powell. “Camp David” Photo Shoot. February 21, 2014

© Tony Powell. The cast of "Camp David."

© Tony Powell. The cast of “Camp David.” February 21, 2014

Working with this four-member cast was a like a dream – President Jimmy Carter (Emmy winner Richard Thomas) and his wife Rosalynn (Tony nominee Hallie Foote) Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Tony winner Ron Rifkin) and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Khaled Nabawy.)

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The email showed up, from The Atlantic, asking if I would be interested and/or available to photograph Bill Gates and I jumped at the opportunity. Over the years, I’ve had many celebrated people sit for me, however, last night’s session was definitely a pinnacle of my career.

Bill Gates. Photography © Tony Powell. The Watergate. March 12, 2014

Bill Gates. Photography © Tony Powell. The Watergate. March 12, 2014