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WHNPA Board Statement

The White House News Photographers Association is appalled to learn that the White House spokesperson may have shared a manipulated video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s interaction with a White House intern during a news conference. As visual journalists, we know that manipulating images is manipulating truth. It’s deceptive, dangerous […]

Important Message from the Board

Dear WHNPA Members, In keeping with longstanding practice and understandings between the news media and presidential families the board of the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) wants to inform its members that we support and intend to respect the understanding reached between the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) and […]

New guides from Photoshelter to help photographers navigate business

The online photo archiving and e-commerce folks at have been putting out many useful publications, many of which might be of interest to WHNPA members. Their latest publication, “How to Market Your Photography,” should be helpful to anyone who hopes to personally resell their work. Other publications WHNPA members […]

Charles Dharapak speaks to Newspaper Association of America about White House access

Associated Press photographer Charles Dharapak joined his colleague AP White House correspondent Julie Pace to address the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference about the Obama administrations lack of access and transparency for journalists. The address was written about by the Associated Press and Poynter. Dharapak (DAR’-uh-pak) brought his experience […]

Bill Auth named one of International Photographic Council 2014 Leadership Award recipients

Longtime WHNPA member Bill Auth has been named as one of nine recipients for the 2014 2014 Leadership Award by the International Photographic Council. More information about the wards and the other recipients can be seen in the IPC press release or on the IPC website.

WHNPA member Patrick Smith named POYi 2014 Sports Photographer of the Year

WHNPA member and Baltimore area freelance photographer Patrick Smith has been named 2014 Sports Photographer of the Year in the POYi contest. Smith also won 4 awards in the WHNPA 2014 Eyes of History Still Contest including a first place and award of excellence in the Sports Action category, a […]

Brack & Dharapak talk about White House access on Newseum’s Inside Media

Moderator, John Maynard, listens while WHNPA members Dennis Brack and Charles Dharapak speak during a taping of Inside Media at the Newseum. The two photojournalists who are veterans of White House coverage speak about restriction on press coverage by the Obama administration. The program which will be available for view […]

Photo by AP’s Martin helps reunite man with his family

WHNPA member and Associated Press photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin played a key role in the fortuitous reunion of a missing man and his family. Martin made a cold weather feature of a man resting near a steam vent with a group homeless in Washington, DC Saturday, January 4th. The man who […]

WHNPA Joins broad coalition of media organizations to Meet with White House Press Secretary and other Obama administration officials

(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 17, 2013) – Today, the White House News Photographers Association joined other industry leaders, including the White House Correspondents Association, the American Society of News Editors, Associated Press Media Editors, National Press Photographers Association and representatives of the television network pool at a meeting with White […]

Air and Space Museum security tackle photojournalist during protest

The Washington Post writes about a situation at the Air and Space Museum where two WHNPA members were interfered with by security officials. While covering a fast food wage protest at the museum’s McDonalds freelance photojournalist Kristoffer Tripplaar was wrestled to the ground while Associated Press video journalist Bill Gorman […]

POLITICO features essay on White House photographers

The controversy over the Obama Administration using official photos while bypassing the independent photojournalists covering the White House continues to increase. White House News Photographers Association member and “ Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House” author Dennis Brack curated a collection of historic images of photographers […]

WHNPA’s Dharapak & Kraft talk about White House use of official photos

WHNPA members Charles Dharapak of the Associated Press and Brooks Kraft, a freelance photographer and contributing photographer to TIME Magazine, appeared on MSNBC The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd. The two experienced photographers discussed the continuing problem of the Obama Administration’s exclusion of photojournalists from White House events while instead real easing […]