Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Near the hill

"Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) speaks during a luncheon at the National Press Club on October 5, 2011 in Washington, DC. In a new poll, Paul is still lagging far behind frontrunners former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, businessman Herman Cain and Texas Gov. Rick Perry."

Earlier this week, I got a call from asking if I was available to cover some politics in Washington, DC.

Without hesitation I said, "Yes" and was making the pilgrimage down south from Baltimore to cover a speech and an event at the White House.

I've always been a bit intimated by those covering, as we call it, "The Hill," and the political world around it.

Simply stunning work from many different agencies coming out of there every day. The photographers there day in and day out are truly a talented bunch as they make great moments, images of otherwise mundane visual situations.

But after being in the district for the day, there seems to be an energy of not just capturing the day, but rather documenting history. While that's always a thought in mind mind during assignments, it's a really captivating feeling in Washington. It's all not hard-hitting news, but the images coming out of Washington every day are important to history around the world.

Glad I got a chance to do my part documenting and also meeting some amazing photojournalists that I only knew their names up until this point.


Anonymous Lionel Pesqué said...

Hi Patrick. I'm a huge fan of your pictures but this one blows my mind, the way you framed it...woow...
By the way, it seems to me that you're often at 50mm.
So 50 or 35 ?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:32:00 AM  

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