In Memoriam

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WHNPA Mourns Passing of Max Desfor

The White House News Photographers Association is sad to announce that Max Desfor, our oldest member, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, in Silver Spring, Md. Desfor became a member of the WHNPA on Dec. 31, 1939, when he was a photographer for The Associated Press. He was 104. It was […]

Longtime Member Fred Ward Passes

Longtime WHNPA member Frederick N. Ward passed away on July 19, 2016 at the age of 81 at his home in Malibu, California. Former WHNPA President and longtime friend Dennis Brack shares the following sentiment: Some great photographers are known for their timing, others for great eye, others still for […]

Washington Post’s Michel du Cille passes away on assignment in Liberia

Washington Post photojournalist and long time WHNPA member Michel du Cille passed away yesterday while on assignment in Liberia at age 58. He joined the Washington Post in 1988. While on staff with the Miami Herald, du Cille won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work covering the 1985 eruption of […]