Roll Call Photographers Recognized By White House News Photographers Association
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9, 2015) – CQ Roll Call announced today that Roll Call Photo Editor Bill Clark and Staff Photographer Tom Williams were recognized by the White House News Photographers Association in the 2015 Eyes on History: Still Contest for their work covering Capitol Hill.
In the category On Capitol Hill, Clark won second place for his image of Harry Reid with Mitch McConnell’s top aide, Don Stewart and Williams won an Award of Excellence for his image of Rep. Don Young confronting an aide who tried to stop him from entering a side door of a House Republican meeting. Williams also received an Award of Excellence in the Insider’s Washington category for his image of Rep. Elijah Cummings speaking with a constituent in his home district.
Clark and Williams had a banner year in 2014, traveling to 15 states as part of the Roll Call on the Road series, which led to the Cummings photo. They also started blogging, explaining the stories behind their images on Capitol Lens. The blog was recognized as a finalist in the Best Use of Photography on a Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors and over category in the Editor and Publisher EPPY Awards last year.
“This recognition of Bill and Tom’s outstanding work documenting Congress and on the campaign trail is just one more example of why they are invaluable to Roll Call,” said Editor-in-Chief Christina Bellantoni. “No one else chronicles the Capitol Hill community the way they do. We couldn’t be prouder of them, and we’re so fortunate Bill and Tom are Roll Call ambassadors.”
CQ Roll Call Chief Content Officer David Ellis said photos like the one of Young “are the kind of news-making imagery that set us apart in Washington.”