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A rare glimpse into the way press photographers cover the politicians of the United States Congress and the problems they face. Leading political photographers in Washington talk about the perills of the 24/7 news cycle and the increasingly sparce access.
"It's the genesis of the image as much as the ontological image itself that matters."- Dr. Kerric Harvey, Media Anthropologist at GWU.
This has become an increasingly difficult job as the number of photographers granted access has grown significantly in recent years. It’s not just about getting that one good photo either. It’s about being the first one to get their photographs online, ahead of the competition.