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April 18, 2015

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April 13, 2015

Capitol Lens: Cloudy With a Chance of Dirt Clods

Heavy machinery dumps dirt on the National Mall near Seventh Street on April 9 as part of a restoration project that includes installing more durable grass and improving soil drainage. The project is expected to be completed by January 2017.

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January 2, 2015

Slideshow: Roll Call’s 2014 Feature Photos of the Year

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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo

In our 2014 Feature Photos of the Year, we bring you a look at some of our favorite moments of the past year — many in a lighthearted fashion.

One of the things we love about shooting photos for Roll Call is the opportunity to capture the spectacle of Congress and politics just like a local community newspaper would cover its small town. The only difference is that our community is Congress, which lends itself to some compelling photographs beyond the headlines.

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December 26, 2014

Slideshow: Roll Call’s 2014 News Photos of the Year

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo

This year was a big one in political news — and that is reflected in our 2014 News Photos of the Year. More than half of our best photos of the year are a result of Roll Call’s dedication to sending journalists on the road to see congressional campaigns on the ground.

A photographer from one of our competitors approached me a few months ago for advice on how to get his publication to send him on the road. I told him the trick is having editors who already understand how photography adds a valuable dimension to political reporting.

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November 14, 2014

Photos: Freshman Welcome Week

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Sen. Jerry Moran, K-Kan., brings a cake reading “Under New Management” to the Republican senate luncheons in the Capitol. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

From showing Cornell University’s mascot the whole kingdom to kissing constituents, it was an eventful first week for many freshman on the Hill. Check out Roll Call’s photos of the week taken by Bill Clark and Tom Williams.

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May 23, 2014

Photos of the Week: May 19-23

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., points to the top of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol while giving a tour on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., points to the top of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol while giving a tour on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

This week around the Capitol we had celebrities, crawfish and golf. CQ Roll Call photographers were here to show you the latest in political showmanship and the funny moments as Hollywood and Washington collide.

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May 17, 2014

Photos of the Week: May 12-16

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U.S. Capitol police chief Kim Dine participates in the Inaugural U.S. Capitol Police Memorial Service on Monday, May 12, 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

This week was all about Police Week, the reopening of the Washington Monument and the Senate. It seems our friends on the south side of the Capitol needed a week away from Washington. Didn’t they just have a two-week recess a few weeks ago? Regardless, CQ Roll Call photographers were here to bring you the news from around the Capitol.

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May 12, 2014

My Favorite Photo of the Week

Self proclaimed "GregHead" Thomas Dees, and fellow students from Western Carolina University wait for the start of the Greg Brannon for Senate campaign rally. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Self proclaimed “Greg Head” Thomas Dees, and fellow students from Western Carolina University wait for the start of the Greg Brannon for Senate campaign rally. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Sometimes it can be pretty difficult to pick just one photo to highlight as your favorite photo of the week. Out of last week’s photos it’s close call between the “Greg Heads” in Charlotte and Rep. Issa watching the giant chess game in the Rayburn building. I am going with the “Greg Heads.”

Roll Call sent me down to North Carolina to shoot the last few days leading up to the GOP Senate primary election day on May 6. While I spent the bulk of my time with the eventual primary winner Thom Tillis, a rally for Tea Party favorite Greg Brannon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame featuring Sen. Rand Paul was a must-shoot event. While waiting for the rally to start, and guarding my front-and-center shooting position, I noticed a group of Brannon supporters wearing campaign signs on their heads.

So much for guarding the position.

I had to run over and get some photos of the group with my 35mm f1.4 lens. While trying to get a nice graphic image of the sign hats with the exterior of the NASCAR Hall of Fame as a background, one of the self-proclaimed “Greg Heads” wheels around towards me to pull open his shirt revealing his “I Stand with Rand” t-shirt. For me, not only does the photograph illustrate the event well, but it also helps tell a larger story of the battle between old school establishment Republicans and the Tea Party wing of the GOP.

Camera: Nikon D4
Lens: 35mm f1.4
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
F-stop: 1.4
ISO: 100

May 10, 2014

Photos of the Week: May 5

Senate chaplain Barry Black considers his next move during the "Chess Challenge on the Hill," (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate chaplain Barry Black considers his next move during the Chess Challenge on the Hill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

 

Each week our award winning photojournalists Tom Williams and Bill Clark take hundreds of shots around the Capitol. A select group of those are filed into our archive. Few from that group make it into our paper and on to the website. Each week, we choose photos that may not have made it through the process and present them as our photos of the week. You may find some news you missed from around the Hill. Luckily, Roll Call was there to capture the moments for you.

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