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White House Discontinues Practice of Staged Photos

by Hrag Vartanian on May 12, 2011

Staged AP pic of US President Barack Obama by Pablo Martinez Monsivais (via poynter.org), shooting the staged photo (via bagnewsnotes.com)

Here’s something you probably didn’t know. Since at least the Reagan era, still cameras have not been allowed to photograph the US President giving televised speeches at the White House. Now, the White House says things wil change, but what the future arrangement will be for still photographers is not yet clear.

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