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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.
Photographers tend to see the world in terms of rectangles, the way our cameras see the world.
The first thing one notices about the 1913 edition of the Capitol Christmas Tree is that it lacks the robustness of its modern brethren.
Police moved into the Occupy DC camp at McPherson Square after the occupiers put up a wooden structure during the weekend with materials worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin (left) grabs a quick word with
Republican colleague Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah in the Capitol
basement after the two had stepped out of the House Republican
Conference meeting Friday.
With the arrival of the Capitol Christmas tree this week, it makes sense that the three wise men wouldnt be far behind.
With Congress dragging its feet in getting back to work after the Thanksgiving break, the photo staff had to step outside into autumn to find images for the days coverage.
Staff photographer Chris Maddaloni drew the assignment this year for shooting Mondays arrival of the Capitol Christmas Tree, reprising a holiday role he played when he shot first lady Laura Bush with the White House tree in all of its yuletide splendor.
A Midwesterner, President Warren G. Harding was reportedly fond of knockwurst and sauerkraut. But for Thanksgiving, he went the traditional route.
This is a perfect encapsulation of the behind-closed-doors work of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction.
Thomas Jeffersons esoteric religious views have been a source of historical debate for more than 200 years.
Netting is now in place in the Great Hall of Union Station in preparation for work to begin repairing damage caused by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. area in August.
William Howard Taft is seen here campaigning for president in 1908 from the rear car of a train in Iowa.
Robert Gallo, an Army veteran of World War II, attended the reopening celebration last week of the D.C. War Memorial.
Former Virginia Sen. George Allen took the opportunity to mug for Toms camera with little Billy Valentine at the Fairfax County Republican Committee election party Tuesday in Falls Church.
There is always another way to photograph the iconic Capitol Dome.
Tune Inn, the beloved Capitol Hill restaurant and bar, reopened Friday after months of renovations to repair damage caused by a fire in June.
Thursday nights grand opening of the Hemingway Bar was a bust in terms of photography until Terry McAuliffe, political adviser and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, raised a glass of rum after he got the first drink poured at the new bar.
Yes, indeed, Go for broke is right. Maybe its because Im a child of the greatest generation, but I cant think of a more important Congressional Gold Medal ceremony among the dozen or so that Roll Call has covered than this one Wednesday.
The Senate Reception Room in the Capitol is a great place to shoot because of the natural light that streams in from the windows.
Photos dont always need to show some huge effort on the part of the photographer in order to resonate.
Rep. John Mica is a fan of the archive photos that appear on Roll Calls pages, so when he recently uncovered this image among his familys papers, he decided to submit it for the holiday.
Bill gets the Stopper Award this week for a photo of House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson during a news conference. The image has a powerful impact that just makes you stop and look.
On slow news days, we try to dig a little deeper to find nice moments that tell stories.
On Oct. 31, 1939, Col. Edwin Halsey handed a stack of letters pleading against entering World War II over to Vice President John Garner.
Well, it would appear that, like the tea party, the Occupy Wall Street movement is here to stay.