Museum of Ventura County presents Ivor Davis: Up Close and Personal with Joe Sohm

His work has been published over 100,000 times.

Author, journalist, and investigative reporter Ivor Davis, brings his series, Up Close and Personal with Ivor Davis, to the Museum for a special interview with award-winning photographer Joe Sohm on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to attend both virtually via Zoom and in-person at the Museum’s Ventura campus, 100 E Main Street. This event is free for members, $10 for non-members in-person, and $5 for non-members attending via Zoom. Museum members who register for this event (in-person or via Zoom), will be entered into a drawing to receive an autographed copy of Joe Sohm’s book, Visions of America: Photographing Democracy. To become a member, or register for this event, please visit:

Joe Sohm is one of the nation’s preeminent political photographers. His work has been published over 100,000 times throughout his career and has been featured in publications such as, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Geographic, and Time Magazine, as well as news outlets including, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and PBS. Sohm’s lens knows no political bias. He has photographed various candidates and elected officials from Donald Trump to Barrack Obama, Bill Clinton to George W. Bush, and Bernie Sanders to Ted Cruz. Extending beyond portraits of those in office, Sohm has captured the raw emotion of protests, joyous displays of patriotism, and the beauty that radiates from America’s monuments and iconic locations as seen in his book, Visions of America: Photographing Democracy.

“With so much political division happening in our country at the moment, it’s refreshing to see the world through the balanced lens of Joe Sohm,” said the Museum’s Barbara Barnard Smith Executive Director Elena Brokaw. “Ivor Davis has brought so many wonderful guests to the Museum and he’s done it again with Mr. Sohm. I look forward to an evening taking in historical photos and hearing Sohm’s stories of how he’s documenting our country’s political past and present.” Davis’ Up Close and Personal series has included many notable Ventura County residents including, Bob Eubanks, Chris Hillman, Malcolm McDowell, and Miriam Arichea, among others.

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