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 […]
The White House News Photographers Association regrets to announce that 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and NBC News Photographer Shelly Fielman passed away after a battle with cancer. Fielman’s first day on the job was the day John F. Kennedy was shot. He since went on to cover the KKK, […]
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 […]
David Gilkey 2011 Award Video from WHNPA on Vimeo. David Gilkey 2011 White House News Photographers Association POY Acceptance Speech from WHNPA on Vimeo.
Members of the WHNPA are invited to a memorial for Michel du Cille. The celebration of Michel’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday Jan. 16 at the Newseum followed by a reception here at The Post in the Community Room. Additionally, The National Press Photographers Foundation has begun […]
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 […]
Kenneth Ross Bridgham passed away in his sleep at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge, TN, on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, his 86th birthday. He was born and raised in South Portland, Maine, the youngest son of Everett Lorenzo and Jennie Ross Bridgham. As a child, he was active […]
Former AP photo editor and shooter Toby Massey passed away Thursday at home in Columbia, South Carolina. Massey was a well liked and respected member of the photojournalism community. During his 38 years at the Associated Press Massey photographed or directed coverage of major sports and political events as well […]
A Celebration of the Life of Don Heilemann, Friday April 4th at 11:15 A.M. at the D.C. War Memorial, (lunch to follow). For more information and RSVP contact Tammy Hielemann. Don Heilemann, a former WHNPA member, was the “go to” guy at the National Park Service. Don helped WHNPA members […]
View the 1963 White House News Photographers Association memorial newsletter for President John F. Kennedy who was assassinated November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. The newsletter includes historic images made by association members of the events resulting form JFK’s assassination.
Helen Thomas, who would become the dean of the White House press corps and I arrived on our new beats at the White House at the same time, after the inaugural of John F. Kennedy as President in 1960. We were both working for the same company, United Press. From […]
Sad news-Nick Pergola passed away this morning at age 94. Borgwardt Funeral Home will handle the arrangements, with Mass at St. Hugh’s in Greenbelt, and burial at Gate of Heaven. We will post additional info soon. On Sunday, February 3, 2013 former UPI-White House Photographer. Husband of the late Vita […]
The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported the passing of Gary Haynes who died at 76: [blockquote]Gary Haynes, a distinguished photojournalist who assembled and directed a team of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers at The Inquirer in the 1970s and ’80s, has died at 76. Mr. Haynes was found Friday morning at his home […]
Thomas Hoy passed away today at 76. Obituary from the Washington Post: [blockquote]Thomas L. Hoy, 76, a news photographer with the old Washington Evening Star newspaper in the 1950s and 1960s who became public relations director for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, died Oct. 20 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in […]