Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute




Presidents: Gorbachevs, Reagans and Bushes

The photography exhibition, titled Presidents: Gorbachevs, Reagans and Bushes, features images taken by Rebecca Matlock while her husband, Jack F. Matlock, Jr., served as special advisor to President Reagan and as U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union.

The photography exhibition captures world leaders in a variety of settings during the final years of the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet period. As the wife of the U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Rebecca Matlock had a unique vantage point that allowed her to take many intimate photographs of key players in international politics.