2022 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Insider’s Washington

A news or feature picture that depicts a unique or behind-the-scenes view of Washington politicians, people relating to politics or other Washington insiders (but not the President of the United States and not taken on Capitol Hill). Pictures taken outside Washington, D.C. must prominently feature a Washington insider. Any candidate for U.S. President is considered a Washington insider.

First Place

Doug Mills, New York Times
Meeting with the President: George Floyd's 7 year old daughter Gianna, walks into the West Wing of the White House as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with the Floyd family in the Oval Office on the anniversary of his death, Tuesday, May, 25, 2021.

Second Place

Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press
Kamala Harris,Doug Emhoff: Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, walk off Air Force Two into a stiff wind on arrival to Los Angeles, Monday March 15, 2021. The couple clutched hands and laughed together as their hair and masks were blown about in the strong breeze.

Third Place

Kevin Dietsch, UPI
First Day Hug: Newly confirmed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland hugs his wife Lynn as he arrives for his first day at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Garland, a one time Supreme Court nominee under President Obama, was confirmed by a Senate of vote of 70-30.

Award of Excellence

Andrew Harnik, Associated Press
Blocks: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Thursday, June 24, 2021. Blinken is on a week long trip in Europe traveling to Germany, France and Italy.

Award of Excellence

Erin Schaff, New York Times
Untitled: First Lady Jill Biden grades student papers for one of her classes at Northern Virginia Community College aboard a plane headed back to Washington, DC after a day of events in Wisconsin and Iowa, Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Award of Excellence

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Conservative Political Action: ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 28: Former President Donald J Trump looks in a mirror and sprays his hair back stage moments before walking out to speak during the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Thousands of political activists, pundits, and elected officials from around the nation and world gather in Orlando for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The 2021 headliner is former President, Donald J Trump, who gives his first public speech since leaving the presidential office. The assembly, held in Florida to avoid stricter COVID regulations in other states, was elated to be in the presence of Trump and undeterred by his recent electoral loss. Trump’s first post-presidency speech primarily centered around the 2020 election, which he repeatedly called “rigged” – a comment which was met by standing ovations and chants of, “You Won!” by the crowd.