Best from the White House Photographers on Exhibit at the Newseum

President Barack Obama reaches for the prosthetic hand of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry
Charles Dharapak/Associated Press
President Barack Obama reaches for the prosthetic hand of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry

Members of the White House News Photographers Association cover the major news events involving the President and Congress here in Washington and around the world. The best of their work is now on display thru March 29, 2013 at the Newseum in a special exhibit titled "The Eyes of History 2012: White House Photographers Association".

Charles Dharapak of the Associated Press was named photographer of the year for his photographs of President Obama shaking the prosthetic hand of a Medal of Honor winner; and Michelle Obaba's secret shopping excursion to a suburban Target store. Andrew Harnik of the Washington Times won the political photo of the year for his photo of Ron Paul delivering a speech in front of a huge American flag reminiscent of George C Scott as General Patton. These and over 70 other photographs will be on display in the Concourse level of the Newseum which is located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washingtin D.C.

The images offer a window to the history of our times. More than 250 photojournalists competed for awards in 50 categories, in a contest that honored the best news photography of 2011. The exhibit, also includes Neweum produced videos featuring interviews with the winning photographers.

On November 17, the Newseum will host Nikon Photo Day featuring photographers Dharapak, Harnik, and others discussing their photos, with activities throughout the day celebrating photojournalism.

View some of the prize winning photos by clicking on the photo icons below.

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