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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 […]

Louie Palu’s Kandahar Journals premieres at the National Gallery of Art

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 […]

Politico selects 10 Best Washington Photos of 2014

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 […]

NPPF’s Michel du Cille Memorial

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’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 […]

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 […]