National Press Club

"Photographing the President"

"Photographing the President"

October 29, 2018 6:30 PM

Location: Lisagor Room

This event is open only to members of The National Press Club & their guests.

Iconic images of U.S. presidents burned in our minds often start with photos shot by White House photographers, both media and official staff photographers. Current and former White House photographers tell their stories about capturing those images in a National Press Club panel discussion called Photographing the President on Monday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 pm, a program of National Press Club's Photography Committee and World Press Photo DC.

Bob McNeely, staff photographer for president Bill Clinton, is joined by veteran White House photographer Christy Bowe to describe what it takes to capture images of the president at work, at home, and on the road. Panelists tell how they view their responsibilities in portraying White House occupants and their families, highlighting their roles in serving the public's need to know and recording images for history, with examples of the photographers' work shown as well.

Adding to the discussion is Eric Draper, White House staff photographer for president George W. Bush. Myron Belkind, long-time Associated Press international correspondent and former National Press Club president, is moderating the panel.

World Press Photo DC is an annual show of prize-winning photo journalism, part of the global series of World Press Photo exhibits in 100 cities. This year's World Press Photo DC runs Oct. 27 through Nov. 25 in the DuPont Underground gallery, below DuPont Circle. More details of the exhibit can be found at

Photographing the President is free for National Press Club and World Press Photo DC members and guests, but tickets are required and space is limited.