Center for Strategic Communication

The Oldest Living Veteran Meets the President

This afternoon, President Obama invited 110-year-old Emma Didlake — believed to be the country's oldest living veteran — to the Oval Office. “It's a great honor to have her here.” the President said. President Barack Obama greets the...

Behind the Lens: Photographing an American Hero

Six years ago — on June 6, 2009 — I photographed Cory Remsburg for the first time. It was amid a whirlwind day in France for President Obama — and for me. We’d had an event with U.S. embassy personnel in Paris; a flight on Air Force One from Paris to Caen; a state...

Behind the Lens: Somewhere Under the Rainbow

When people ask me how I do what I do, I often recite the words of Bob Dylan: “I was just doing what I could with what I had where I was.” That kind of sums up my approach to my job as the President's photographer. Every once in a while, you also just get very...