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.
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.