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Meet a Photographer Whose Camera is Focused on President Trump


Andrew Harnik is a photographer for the Associated Press who’s one of the people responsible for covering the President of the United States. In this 5.5-minute episode of Format’s InFrame documentary series, we get an insight into Harnik’s life behind a lens trained on President Trump.

Harnik first started working as a photojournalist in 2003, for the Washington Post, and is now one of a team responsible for covering the past, and current, Presidents.

President Barack Obama’s family watches as he is sworn in for his second term on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building at the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.

During the 2016 campaigning period, Harnik spent his time following both the Democratic and Republican candidates and documented the whirlwind political journey they had undertaken. His images are some of the most iconic of the event, and are published throughout the world.

Dusk falls on the U.S. Capitol Building as a possible government shutdown looms, Washington, D.C., Monday, September 30, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

In this insightful short film, Harnik looks at the evolution of photographic technology and how it has changed the business he is in.

“Today everybody has a camera,” says Harnik. “It has become harder and harder to make it as a photographer.”

Fireworks can be seen from the Top of the Town as they explode over the National Mall to celebrate Independence Day

When asked for any advice he would give to aspiring photojournalists, Harnik said “if you have drive, if you you can create compelling, interesting, timely photography it doesn’t really matter what tools you’re using. You can stand there with an iPhone and make better photos than the person next to you.”

You can see more of Andrew Harnik’s work on his website, Twitter, and Instagram.

Image credits: Photographs by Andrew Harnik and used with permission