Monday, May 24, 2010

To West Point...

On Saturday I had the privilege of accompanying the President of the United States to the commencement ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Since coming to Washington in August, I have been inspired and influenced by the many talented photojournalists who call D.C. home. Specifically, one of my mentors, Stephen Crowley, has challenged me to think about how photographs relate to one another.

I hope each of these diptychs tell a story. How the commander in chief compares to those before him. How he reacts to hundreds of new young lives in his hands. What has changed? What stays the same?

Presidents embark upon their journey.


Sunday, May 2, 2010


Here are some photos from the month of April. I spent a lot of time at the White House this month, as well as a week in West Virginia covering the Montcoal Mine disaster. (You can see my photos from West Virginia in the previous post.)

President Barack Obama disembarks Air Fiorce One at Andrews Air Force Base following a trip to Charlotte, N.C. to speak on the economy, Friday, April 2, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)