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Douglas Graham has been the photo editor for Roll Call since 2000, when he came over from Congressional Quarterly, where he cut his teeth on national politics. His career spans over 30 years as a staff and freelance editorial photographer. Life before political photojournalism had Graham covering national and international news, professional, Olympic and college-level sporting events. Doug has received numerous national and international photography awards. He holds first-place news photo awards in many categories from the Florida Press Association, World Press Photo Contest, Virginia Press Association, Virginia News Photographers Association, North Carolina Press Association, White House News Photographers Association and National Press Photographers Association.
A visitor to the National Gallery of Art rides the moving walkway last week through the Multiverse, an LED sculpture by American artist Leo Villareal that spans the concourse between the gallerys east and west buildings.
Tulips were in full bloom last week on the East Plaza in front of the Capitol, providing a scenic path for tourists flooding the District for spring break and for photographers with a little extra time on their hands during the Congressional recess.
Kathleen Alvarez of the Secretary of the Senates office reads a book on the Senate steps after the last votes before Easter recess.
Rep. Phil Gingrey takes a photo of press assistant Amy Larkin on Wednesday outside the Supreme Court on the third day of oral arguments on the 2010 health care law.
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) runs across the plaza in front of the Supreme Court at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday as he rushed to get inside in time for the 10 a.m. start of oral arguments on the 2010 health care law.
From left: The Rev. Rob Schenck and the Rev. Myke Crowder of the National Clergy Council, and the Rev. Paul Schenck wait in line Monday outside the Supreme Court for the first day of oral arguments in the case of Florida v. Health and Human Services, which could determine the constitutionality of the 2010 health care law.
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy checks his smartphone on the House steps under the watchful eye of an unidentified observer.
Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad takes one last look before facing the cameras at his Tuesday news conference on setting fiscal 2013 spending levels.
With cherry blossoms in full bloom, visitors to Washington, D.C., are also peaking. Here, two women take in the views and enjoy the sunshine on the west side of the Lincoln Memorial.
We had planned to photograph the Harlem Globetrotters dribbling basketballs across Arlington Memorial Bridge as the tipoff to Globetrotter Week in Washington, D.C. But at the last second, the team decided to use Key Bridge instead, so we did not get that shot. But necessity is the mother of invention, so Tom shot this colorfully dressed woman from across five lanes of traffic.
Emily Dedmon, 14, an eighth-grader from Lutheran South Academy in Houston, listens to a talk by Sen. Rand Paul in Upper Senate Park. Pauls niece and nephew are in Dedmons class.
Washington Sen. Patty Murray talks with her staff Tuesday in the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Capitol following the weekly Democratic luncheon.
The House Financial Services Committee hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building gets a fresh coat of paint as earthquake damage repair work is completed this week.
Full of confidence as they looked ahead to the 1940 elections, Republicans gathered on April 20 that year for a dinner at which they forecast victory in the coming presidential election.
Japanese magnolias are beginning to bloom around the Capitol, a sure indicator that cherry blossoms will soon follow as the weather warms and the National Cherry Blossom Festival centennial celebration approaches.
With Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in front, the Senate Republican leadership team (from left) Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota, Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso of Wyoming and Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt of Missouri emerged from the caucus lunch Tuesday to talk with the press.
It appears as if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dancing with House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen as the two greet each other in Statuary Hall on Tuesday.
This shot of GOP Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John McCain on their way to a news conference Thursday to unveil cybersecurity legislation caught everyones eyes, but it had to wait a few days to get into the paper.
Looks like business as usual on Capitol Hill as Cub Scouts from Pack 301 in Alexandria, Va., demonstrate to the press corps in the Senate Studio that they know exactly how to run a news conference with maybe even a bit more order than the usual suspects.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (clockwise from top), Rep. John Lewis and the Rev. Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the House, congregate near a sandstone marker unveiled Tuesday in the Capitol Visitor Centers Emancipation Hall commemorating the role of slave labor in the construction of the Capitol.
Rand Paul is captured here during the simple task of helping his mother, Carol wife of a House Member and mother of the Senator from the Senate subway. The best photojournalism can be the everyday things that we take for granted. When those quiet occasions are frozen in time by the camera and we have a chance to study them, they become really special moments.
Roll Call photographer Bill Clark claimed three Awards of Excellence and a second place for the On Capitol Hill category in the White House News Photographers Association Eyes of History 2012 competition. One winning shot included then-CIA Director Leon Panetta, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI Director Robert Mueller before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
With Congress on recess, Roll Call photographers drifted off campus and up to the new venue in town the Hamilton where rocker Eddie Money was performing. Tom Williams came away with this classic photo of the famed rocker from the 70s and 80s.
Enter stage right: Speaker John Boehner waits his turn in the shadows at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. He was attending an event hosted by General Electric titled American Competitiveness: What Works on manufacturing, job creation and global competition.
In the old days, interest groups delivering piles of petitions with signatures to lawmakers had to lug heavy boxes into the Capitol. No more.