Posts Tagged ‘president’

Portraits of Power: Overlapping Portraits of World Leaders Reveal the Composition of Power

power

There is a specific composition to ‘portraits of power.’ Almost without exception — no matter the country or year, even if the medium was paint and not light — every leader stares out of a frame with a look of seriousness on their face, seated just so, emanating the power and authority granted or given them.

It’s these similarities, punctuated by minor cultural differences, that make photographer Alejandro Almaraz‘s Portraits of Power series so engrossing. Read more…

This Photo of China’s President in the Rain Just Won the Country’s Equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize

pulitzer

This photograph of Chinese President Xi Jinping is more than a snapshot captured in the rain: today it was awarded China’s highest photojournalism prize, the National News Award. The award is known as China’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
Read more…

Portraits of 10 US Presidents Before and After Their Time in Office

Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 and 1945

A couple of months ago we shared a series of before and after portraits that showed you what Warped Tour musicians looked like before and after rocking out on stage. This series is similar… only the people in the photos did something quite a bit more difficult than playing Warped: they ran the United States of America for anywhere between 2 and 12 years. Read more…

Report: Iranian Court Orders the Insta-Ban of Instagram

noinstagram

Amidst a barrage of privacy concerns, an Iranian court has ordered a ban of photo-sharing giant Instagram, reports the Associated Press. Read more…

Reality Show President: An Exposé on the Battle Between the Press and White House

Since late 2013, the White House and the White House Press Corps have clashed several times over. We’ve covered this briefly in the past, but if you’re still not sure what’s going on, how it came to be and why exactly members of the press have gone so far as to call the administration’s policies regarding press access “Orwellian,” this exposé by ReasonTV may help clear things up for you. Read more…

Wally McNamee on Photographing JFK Throughout His Presidency

This incredible interview above is with photographer Wally McNamee, a retired Newsweek Senior Photographer and four-time winner of the White House Photographer of the Year. Put together by Bertrand Guez, McNamee shares his experience photographing the 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, throughout his years of service at the White House.

Read more…

What Do You Do When the President of Chechnya Steals Your Photo?

chechnyacopyright

As copyright disputes go, this one sits squarely on the border between strange and stranger. We’ve seen plenty of people have their photography rights infringed upon, and it wasn’t even that long ago we saw it happen over Instagram, but we’ve never seen the president of an entirely republic make that mistake. Read more…

New Series Gets Big Time Photographers Talking About Their Most Iconic Shots

Think Tank Photo is putting together a brand new video series in which producers and Think Tank Photo co-founders Kurt Rogers and Deanne Fitzmaurice catch up with some of the world’s top photographers and photojournalists.

The series is dubbed “About a Photograph,” and in it some of the best photographers of our time tell the stories behind their best known and most influential photographs. Read more…

Hear What It’s Like to Serve as an Official White House Photographer

As a followup to our post earlier today about former White House photographer Eric Draper’s work, here’s an interesting and relevant 17-minute-long story that aired on NPR in January of this year. It’s an interview with former presidential photographers Eric Draper and Robert McNeely, who photographed the presidencies of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton (respectively).
Read more…

Photographer Offers ‘Front Row Seat’ to George W. Bush’s Presidency

ericdraper_presidency-2

Have you heard of Chief Official White House photographer Pete Souza‘s predecessor? His name is Eric Draper, and he’s a photographer who spent eight years serving as George W. Bush’s White House Photo Director and personal photographer.
Read more…