The Book

Soft Cover May 17.indd

PRESIDENTIAL PICTURE STORIES book coming in late November 2013.

The book will be available for purchase in bookstores, on

It will be available for purchase on this site.

An E book will be available  for IPAD and Kindle at a later date.

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New Orleans, the Presidential Campaign in June 1976. A morning coffee with
some of the best photographers (and best friends) of the seventies. Left to
right: Charles Tasnadi, Associated Press; Wally McNamee, Newsweek; Dirck
Halstead, TIME; David Hume Kennerly, White House Photographer; Dennis
Brack, Black Star; Bob Sherman, freelance; David Burnett, Contact; Paul Slade,
Paris Match; Terry DeWitt, ABC.

This book is a collection of such stories, most of them told by or about members of the White House News Photographers Association.  Many of the stories are about events that I witnessed or participated in. As a photojournalist for more than fifty years I have worked with the top photographers of our time. In the sixties I listened to photographers talk about the great photographers whom they met when they were young, and in the following decades I have watched great photojournalists work and listened to their stories. Today’s hot photojournalists do what the early greats did: Make pictures and get them out as fast as possible. Their stories are part of the photographer’s lore, part of what makes taking pictures for a living so much fun.