President Reagan’s visit to the People’s Republic of China was a major story. TIME magazine was planning a color layout in the days when color space was precious in news magazines. TIME sent the usual team that covered presidential trips, Dirck Halstead, Diana Walker and Dennis Brack. The film had to be on a plane that was returning to the U.S. in three hours from the Air Force One arrival so we had very little time to make our pictures. As I recall Dirck and Diana were to cover the pools inside and make photographs of President Reagan with the Chinese leaders. My assignment was to photograph the reaction of the crowds in Tiananmen Square. When we arrived in Tiananmen Square it was empty. The Chinese had decided that they didn’t want the crowds praising our president. I needed a picture and knew that I had less than an hour to make something–anything. I walked around to the rear of the massive People’s Republic of China Assembly and found the Presidential motorcade. A tiny crowd was waiting that must have been overlooked by the Chinese authorities. I backed off and made the photograph above with a 300mm lens. It looks like the crowd went on forever, but it didn’t. This was it!. We collected and shipped our film. The photograph above ran at the top of the story over two pages in the next week’s TIME.
photo by Dennis Brack
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A Great Way to explain the making of prints before digital photography
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Mathew Brady’s photograph and the Cooper Union Speech made me president of the United States–Abraham Lincoln. Author Dennis Brack tells the story.
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THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN COLOUR by Peter Walther, is a valuable collection and worth viewing, appreciating, and reading. Most of the photographs were Autochromes, the process invented by Auguste and Louis Lumiere in 1907. The exposure took from one to five seconds so there are no war action photographs. The book is printed in Germany by Taschen www.taschen.com ISBN 978-3-8365-5418-
Brack speaking profile
Dennis Brack speaking at the Arlington Central Library, Arlington, Virginia
Inside the Bubble with the White House Travel Pool
A Jim Watson video about the photographers who travel with the President. Watson is a staff photographer for AFP, a talented still photographer who is producing interesting and important video work. The piece is narrated by NEW YORK TIMES PHOTOGRAPHER, Doug Mills who talks about the new tools that writers and photographers are carrying on presidential trips. This Vimeo Clip is worth your time.
Stories about still and video news photographers who cover the White House
Prisoners on Vacation by Jim Watson
A video piece by Jim Watson that tells the story about the White House Press covering a Presidential family as they,(the Presidential family) enjoy their vacation.
WWW.brackselections.com is a website that features a large selection of photographs made by Dennis Brack
A website that features portfolios and samples by Dennis Brack
CBS Cameraman George Christian’s first time in the Oval Office was the night the President Nixon announced to the nation that he would resign the presidency the next day at noon. Christian spent the night in the Oval Office area because the White House was sealed.
LOST OF LAOS
Rick Friedman’s Location Ligthing Workshops
Help Judge the PIEDMONT VIRGINIAN Photo contest–interesting photographs from talented photographers
PHOTOJOURNALISTS OF WAR, a UT book by Michael Kamber
The White House News Photographers Association
The winning photographs of the photographers of the White House News Photographers Association
An elegant website by Dennis Brack–The Rappahannock News
The White House News Photographers Association: National Eyes of History™, 2013 September 20–November 22, 2013
The Carroll Square Gallery is pleased to present the winners of the first ever White House News Photographers Association’s national political photography contest. Professional photojournalists from across the country were invited to compete in eight single image and picture story categories that covered the spectrum of local, state and national politics.
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DENNIS BRACK EXHIBITS
Visit the Dennis Brack Exhibit at the Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Dennis Brack Speaking Engagements
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Women Photojournalists of Washington
DC PHOTO BOOK, AN INSIDER’S VIEW OF WASHINGTON, DC by Stephen R. Brown
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MORE BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS expands on the success of John Harrington's popular BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS. This second volume features even more tips and techniques for professional and aspiring photographers looking to operate a successful photography business. Photography is more technologically sophisticated than ever today, but it takes more than a good eye and technical know-how to build a thriving business. A veteran pro photographer, Harrington understands the business, and he gives you the details you need to know in order to succeed. In easy-to-understand language, he covers the essential points of the business of professional photography and guides you toward best practices in client interaction, negotiating contracts and licenses, business operations, and much more (including expanded information on pricing and contract models).
F 8 tours
Joseph Tessmer of Fairfax has tours for photo buffs. Joe describes his tours: I always think of this as a vacation for myself and any participants. It is open to anyone who wants to come if they don't mind being with people who enjoy and are sometimes are obsessed with photography. I have several lectures on my I-pad that I can use if people are interested. In addition, I am always happy to help others with the use of their cameras and critiques of photographs. I don't force people to participate. According to some publicity I am one of the better professionals in the area of travel. Well I have won a hand full of international awards for some of it.
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