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 […]
Pege Gilgannon has been a newsperson in Washington for 42 years. Her favorite story has been the Ballou High School Band. Pege’s last assignment was perfect: covering the Martin Luther King Jr. day parade and the Ballou High School Band. This day, as always, Pege wore a skirt, her trade […]
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With the except of this frantic time when pools are going to or coming from the Palm Room Door staging area, the break room gets very little attention. An outstanding collection of portraits of the video journalists created by Anthony Miller now decorates the tiny hall connecting the press work […]
Kandahar Journals is a feature documentary film which will premiere at the National Gallery of Art’s East Wing November 7th, at 3PM. The film follows the story of photojournalist Louie Palu who reflects on the events behind his psychological transformation after covering frontline combat in Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2006 to […]
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 […]
Politico Magazine has selected its choices for the 10 Best Washington Photos of 2014. A panel of photojournalists — including Dennis Brack, Melissa Golden, Brooks Kraft and Lance Rosenfield — helped the magazine select the series. The panel’s top picks went to Larry Downing, of Reuters; Saul Loeb, of Agence […]
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The Michel du Cille Memorial has now been established at the National Press Photographers Foundation. Michel was a member of the Foundation’s board of directors, and currently he is NPPF’s secretary. Michel was very proud of the Foundation and their role in making it possible for deserving students to receive […]
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 […]
For those interested in the thought process of a Washington, DC based photojournalist focusing on politics PDN recently spoke with New York Times photographer Stephen Crowley. In this article “How Photographer Stephen Crowley Works Around White House Photo Ops” Crowley speaks about his approach. How Photographer Stephen Crowley Works Around […]
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 […]
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.
Reuters staff photographer Jason Reed, who spent 10 years based in DC, writes in the Reuters Photo Blog about his recent move from Washington to Sydney in a piece titled, “From the White House to the Mad House”, about his transition from White House based coverage to his new role.
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 […]