Reuters Photographer Larry Downing selected for Lifetime Achievement Award

23 Feb 2015


White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) announced last week that it has selected Reuters Senior Photographer Larry Downing to receive its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional coverage of the White House dating back to 1978 and spanning 6 U.S. presidencies.

We’re honored for Larry to be the first Reuters photographer to win this award.

Larry started covering the White House while Jimmy Carter was president, working for U.P.I. and then Newsweek Magazine before joining Reuters in 1997.

Over the course of his career, his reputation and access has enabled him to document countless historic events and people. As Larry remembers in his Wider Image profile, he was even included in a secret Air Force One trip to Iraq with U.S. President George W. Bush to surprise U.S. combat troops one Thanksgiving.

As Larry has said:

Pictures cannot be recreated. Great photographic moments never repeat themselves.”

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Read an interview with Larry on Reuters Best