There is no more intense job and no more respected assignment than to be the one news photographer allowed to work on the floor of the House of Representatives during the President’s State of the Union Message. Last Tuesday, that job went to Larry Downing of Reuters. There was no […]
National Public Radio’s Arun Rath speaks to Washington Post staff photographer Bill O’Leary for All Things Considered’s new series “My Big Break”. In the NPR piece Clear, Sharp And Properly Exposed: How A Photo Made A Career, O’Leary spoke about his January 18, 1990 photo of DC Mayor Marion Barry […]
WHNPA member Jim Watson, who is pursuing a masters degree in new media journalism, has posted his thesis, “At War With the White House: Press Corps Fights Access Limitations Set by Obama Administration” on his personal blog. The work offers an insider’s view into the challenges for journalists at the […]
WHNPA member Barry Schlegel, a CNN cameraman, shared these iPhone snaps made from on December 20th, 2013 before President Barack Obama left DC for a winter holiday in Hawaii.
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 […]
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 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 […]
The Boston Globe featured Associated Press photojournalist Charles Dharapak’s Instagrams in their photoblog The Big Picture. The 18 image slideshow features images made while covering politics in Washington, DC and on the road. Dharapak is not new to Instagram and also used it during the 2012 US Presidential campaign. His […]
Happy Birthday to Dennis Brack! Long time Washington, DC photojournalist and former WHNPA President Dennis was at the White House fulfilling his Independent Still Photo Pool duties today. It was a busy day, with an unscheduled statement by President Obama during a press conference on his health care law and […]
Agence France-Presse photojournalist Brendan Smialowski was featured in TIME’s LightBox profile series.
Associated Press photographer Jacquelyn Martin, RIT graduate class of 2001, talks to students of Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. The students are in Washington, D.C. on a senior class seminar. William Synder, four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor and Chair of the Photojournalism Program […]