THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEANNE MOUTOUSSAMY-ASHE TO BE AN ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE FIFTIETH SESSION OF THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe to be an Alternate Representative to the fiftieth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe is an internationally acclaimed photographer. Her work has been exhibited in one woman shows in New York, Chicago, Florence and Paris. In addition, her work appears in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and in the collections of the Schomburg Center and the Studio Museum of Harlem. Her work has been published in various diverse publications. Mrs. Ashe is the author of three books as well. She has also taken on corporate assignments, recently including photographing the winners of Sara Lee Corporation's Frontrunner Awards. Mrs. Moutoussamy-Ashe graduated from Cooper Union in 1975 with a B.F.A., in Photography.
Mrs. Moutoussamy-Ashe is currently Chairperson of the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS. Additionally, she serves on the board of the Safe Passage Foundation and on the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Art and Museum Committee and the Advisory Council of Reading Is Fundamental.