September 3, 2019 – Program: Eight Years as White House Photographer with Lawrence Jackson

Book author and photographer Lawrence Jackson outside his home in Arlington, Va., No. 1, 2018. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Bio 

 Former White House photographer, under the Obama Administration, Lawrence Jackson spent 18 years working for The Virginian-Pilot and The Associated Press -in Boston and Washington, DC- before working at the White House. Since leaving the White House in 2017 Lawrence has been building his editorial photography business telling/documenting stories for news organizations, corporations, families and political events. He’s currently working on a book looking back at his eight years as a White House photographer (entitled “Yes We Did”) and lives in the Washington area with his wife and two kids. 
 
Presentation Description
 
Lawrence’s talk will mostly be about his 8 years as a WH photographer but also his approach to photography. Whether he’s covering pet of the week for a local weekly, sports at any level or the President of the United States- he will give his approach to making pictures. Finding the emotion, information and the aesthetics to visually help in telling the story. These principles of photography can be applied to any situation you find yourself as a photographer. The talk will be an open dialogue between Lawrence and the audience. So have questions or thoughts ready for the group to hear.

President Barack Obama participates in a conversation with Misty Copeland, moderated by Maya Rhodan, for Time Magazine, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Feb. 29, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama tours the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China near Beijing, Nov. 18, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
President Barack Obama tours the Great Wall of China, White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson, 11/18/09

President Barack Obama greets the Navy Cyber Defense Exercise Team in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 7, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office after bidding farewell to Pope Francis on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 23, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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