The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Everyone into the White House Photo Pool!
A few days ago, watching TV and seeing Barack Obama face yet another gaggle of photographers and videographers, I found myself thinking (again) about how central being photographed was to a president’s work, power, and celebrity. Wondering how many photo ops he’s got to do every day, and how that gets organized, I was happy to find some answers and insight in a recent post by Stephen Crowley on Lens, a New York Times blog devoted to photojournalism. Crowley's post, and the accompanying video will fill you in on life in the White House photo pool.