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Roll Call Photographer Bill Clark Wins Two WHNPA “Eyes of History Awards 2010”

Photojournalist receives two “Awards of Excellence” for capturing Capitol Hill history

Washington, D.C. (February 19, 2010) — CQ-Roll Call Group today announced that Roll Call staff photographer Bill Clark has won two Awards of Excellence from the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). Clark took the honors in two categories of the WHNPA Still Division, “On Capitol Hill” and “Insiders Washington.” The judging took place last weekend at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, D.C., and the winners were announced Sunday, Feb. 14.

“This recognition for Bill is richly deserved,” said Mike Mills, editorial director and senior vice president, CQ-Roll Call Group. “His ability to capture the essence of a moment in time produces stunning results, proving him to be one of the finest photojournalists in Washington. His compelling images, paired with the stories from our team of equally talented journalists, make CQ-Roll Call Group’s publications the first choice for comprehensive coverage of Congress and politics.”

The WHNPA 2010 Still Division Contest Judges included veteran photographers Melissa Farlo, Stephen M. Katz and Tom Kennedy. Clark won “Awards of Excellence” for his work in two categories.

The first award was for the “On Capitol Hill” category. The winning photo captures Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi comforting former first lady Nancy Reagan after her emotional speech at the unveiling of a statue of former President Ronald Reagan at the U.S. Capitol. The photo can be viewed at: http://whnpa.org/contest/eyes2010/stills/oncapitolhill/#slide-07

Clark’s second award was for the “Insiders Washington” category. In this photo, Clark records the moment when former Rep. William Jefferson leaves the federal courthouse after being sentenced to 13 years in prison. The photo can be viewed at: http://whnpa.org/contest/eyes2010/stills/insiderswashington/index.shtml#slide-04

Clark has been a Roll Call staff photographer since 2006 and has previously won an “Award of Excellence” for coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics. He has been a photojournalist since 1990.

Founded in 1921, the White House News Photographers Association members have been covering events and activities of major world importance, traveling with presidents, photographing royalty, diplomats and newsmakers. They have been at the forefront of video and photographic technology, and they have recorded some of the world's greatest moments.

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