Posts Tagged ‘whitehouse’

White House Tells Press Corp: Don’t Take Selfies with Prince William

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Prince William visited the White House yesterday and held his first talks with President Obama. Photographers and reporters were given a special warning by the White House before entering the Oval Office and participating in the media frenzy: don’t take any selfies with the president and the prince.
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White House Wants to Spend $75 Million on Body Cameras for Police Officers

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In response to the controversy surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown — and especially the differing versions of events from officer Darren Wilson and others who were at the scene — there has been a massive call to equip police officers nationwide with body cameras.

The Brown family themselves have been outspoken on the matter, and it seems the White House was listening. In a report released yesterday, the Obama administration laid out a proposal to spend $263 million on improving law enforcement, $75 million of which will be used to equip cops with body cams. Read more…

Breaking: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Resigns

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Jay Carney, the White House Press Secretary who has taken much of the heat for the Obama Administration’s less-than-open policies that have kept photographers out of major events, announced his resignation today during a press conference. 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…

White House Upsets Press Photogs Again, Locks Them Out of Dalai Lama Meeting

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The Obama Administration is yet again making headlines thanks to its ‘closed-door’ policy when it comes to anyone other than official White House photographer Pete Souza getting time to photograph the President.

This time the controversy revolves around President Obama’s meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a meeting with far-reaching political implications that everyone but Mr. Souza was yet again shut out of. Read more…

Top AP Photographer Slams White House for ‘Propaganda’ Photography Practices

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Top editors at the Associated Press slammed the White House — or, more specifically, the Obama Administration — last week for restricting photographers’ access to the president in favor of staged “propaganda.” Read more…

The First Lady Invites Instagrammers to the White House for a Garden Tour Photo Walk

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First Lady Michelle Obama is turning to Instragram in order to organize a meet-up/photo walk and give the world a tour of the White House gardens this weekend. Read more…

Chief White House Photog Pete Souza is Now an Instagrammer

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How do you take the next step after rising from humble newspaper shooter to chief official photographer for the White House? You start sharing pictures of your lunch, of course.

At least that’s the strategy for Oval Office documentarian Pete Souza, who opened his new Instagram account Wednesday with an image of healthy snacks aboard Air Force One.
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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).
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Photographer Offers ‘Front Row Seat’ to George W. Bush’s Presidency

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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.
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