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Douglas Graham


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.

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Capitol Lens: Set Phones to Silent

Oct. 19, 2011

A disruptive BlackBerry transformed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from serious to a little bit silly on Tuesday.

Capitol Lens: Inside the Hawk ’n’ Dove

Oct. 18, 2011

Tom dropped by the Hawk ’n’ Dove on Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast to witness the gutting of the Capitol Hill watering hole Monday, a little more than a week after much of its old decor was put up for auction.

Capitol Lens: Presidential Penmanship

Oct. 17, 2011

Jeanne Thompson, 20, was appointed as secretary to the president for signing land grants and patents at the General Land Office.

Capitol Lens: A Quick Goodbye

Oct. 14, 2011

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Army Lt. Stephanie Call say goodbye after a photo op with visiting service members near the Senate steps.

Capitol Lens: A Bit of a Lark

Oct. 12, 2011

We don’t know what the joke was, but it sure struck Reps. Paul Tonko and Donna Edwards as funny. They were leaving the House Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday when the giggles hit. I love it when we catch such a real moment with Members, who usually are so guarded during their workday.

Capitol Lens: The Pomp of the Past

Oct. 11, 2011

Crowds lined the route for a Columbus Day parade past Union Station in Washington, D.C., in 1912.

Capitol Lens: Reed on the Run

Oct. 7, 2011

It looks like the good Senator (Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed) is running a little late as he dashes into the Capitol from the Senate subway for the cloture vote on the China currency bill.

Capitol Lens: Timeout for a Breather

Oct. 5, 2011

Rep. Jon Runyan catches his breath Tuesday during football practice.

Roads Less Traveled Lead to Surprising Scenery

Oct. 5, 2011

Most people have a GPS unit in their car nowadays, but few use it for more than plotting the most direct route to a destination.

Capitol Lens: The Eyes Have It

Oct. 4, 2011

I love this porthole view of Speaker John Boehner through a throng of reporters on Tuesday. And I also love that you know it’s the Speaker, even though only his eyes and nose are visible.

Capitol Lens: Dialed Into the Future

Oct. 3, 2011

Apple’s next big iPhone event is today, and while it is unknown what product the company will reveal, I’m confident that it will be sleeker than the ‘it’ phone of 1996.

Capitol Lens: Gang’s All Here

Sept. 30, 2011

Tuesday must have been a slow news day, judging from the satellite trucks converged on the National Mall to record engineers rappelling down the Washington Monument.

Capitol Lens: He Went Thataway

Sept. 23, 2011

Rep. John Shimkus playfully attempts to dodge Bill Clark’s camera in the Capitol basement Wednesday.

Capitol Lens: Watching From the Wings

Sept. 21, 2011

What this photo from Tuesday tells me is that Sen. Charles Schumer walked around the corner, saw Sen. Lamar Alexander talking to reporters and froze.

Capitol Lens: Tough Commute

Sept. 20, 2011

We’ve been shooting Richard Burr tooling around Capitol Hill in his ’74 VW Thing for years, but it wasn’t until now that we got the story behind the beast.

Capitol Lens: Honor in Service

Sept. 19, 2011

The Medal of Honor was established 150 years ago to commend acts of gallantry by members of the military, such as the heroism displayed by Henry Breault of the U.S. Navy in 1923.

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