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dan.k78
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Mar 07, 2017 12:18 |  #1

Wasn't sure if this is the correct sub-forum to ask this, but does anyone know what is up with the lack of ANY photos on the official Flickr feed for the White House? I know they moved all of Pete Souza's stuff from the previous administration, but I figured now that the new official White House photographer has been "on the job" for over a month that there'd be some photos.
I'm sort of intrigued as Souza has left some pretty big shoes to fill.
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Mar 08, 2017 08:57 |  #2

The White House photographer is a contracted position by the White House. If the president wants a photographer, he (that is, someone in his staff) contracts one as a "government contractor." He gets a 1099 each year.

That's why the White House photographer continues to own the copyright to his work, btw.




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Mar 08, 2017 12:48 |  #3

My thought is why would they go through the trouble of hiring an official photographer and then not publish any images?


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Mar 08, 2017 12:55 |  #4

She wont be around much longer if she's not allowed to publish anything....


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Mar 08, 2017 14:31 |  #5

In fact, in Souza's interviews on NPR and elsewhere, he specifically said that his goal was to blend into the background and capture history as it happened. Basically get well out of the way and be a fly on the wall, as it were.


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Mar 13, 2017 19:09 |  #6

Folks, this thread was pruned, nearly to death, to remove the political comments. As I've said before, stay on the photography and off the politics.

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Mar 14, 2017 07:46 |  #7

T.D. wrote in post #18300183 (external link)
Folks, this thread was pruned, nearly to death, to remove the political comments. As I've said before, stay on the photography and off the politics.

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You might as well just purge the thread, because you can't say much of anything about this without veering in to political territory. What's left barely touches on the actual question.


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Mar 14, 2017 09:59 |  #8

Colorblinded wrote in post #18300580 (external link)
You might as well just purge the thread, because you can't say much of anything about this without veering in to political territory. What's left barely touches on the actual question.

You could talk about the work. Pete was also Regans photographer during Regans 2nd term.

When I was in the Marines some years back politicians change but we still had a job to do so I would imagine that Pete is kind of like that. He is doing his job and it really doesn't change if it is right or left or down the middle. I think he feels privileged to be a first hand witness to history.




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Mar 14, 2017 11:01 |  #9

Colorblinded wrote in post #18300580 (external link)
You might as well just purge the thread, because you can't say much of anything about this without veering in to political territory. What's left barely touches on the actual question.

My thoughts exactly. No one here is well enough connected to answer the OP's question with facts. We can only suggest possibly relevant differences between the two presidents or the two photographers. If the mods deemed the replies too political, I wish they'd intervened earlier. I tried to keep my deleted posts politically neutral.


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Mar 14, 2017 11:06 |  #10

airfrogusmc wrote in post #18300685 (external link)
You could talk about the work.

I bet we will if the Flickr stream resumes. Comparisons with Souza's will be inevitable. But then the danger of "talking politics" will reappear.


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Mar 14, 2017 11:14 |  #11

Is there a link to the Flickr White House location without any pic's there (yet)?


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Mar 14, 2017 11:58 |  #12

facebook>>>>>>
https://www.facebook.c​om ...album_id=1278192468​916857 (external link)
Shealah Craighead WH photographer




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Mar 14, 2017 12:34 |  #13

Dave3222 wrote in post #18300774 (external link)
facebook>>>>>>
https://www.facebook.c​om ...album_id=1278192468​916857 (external link)
Shealah Craighead WH photographer

My gosh, is the one in the upper right corner the full shot? Couldn't she have got farther back or stood a few steps to the right?

EDIT: Afterthought. Maybe the best ones are being saved for a different venue from Facebook.


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Mar 15, 2017 00:55 |  #14

Dave3222 wrote in post #18300774 (external link)
facebook>>>>>>
https://www.facebook.c​om ...album_id=1278192468​916857 (external link)
Shealah Craighead WH photographer

Thank you, but I do not have a facebook account......

I was hoping to be able to go straight to flickr.


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Mar 15, 2017 04:28 |  #15

Dave3222 wrote in post #18300774 (external link)
facebook>>>>>>
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Shealah Craighead WH photographer

They look like smartphone snapshots.




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