This morning, the White House lifted its ban on cameras and photography during public tours, which signals the first time in over 40 years that images by photographers without official credentials will emerge from the famous rooms of the US president’s residence.
Are there too many works by Norman Rockwell at the White House? Probably, but last Friday US President Barack Obama took time out of his schedule to discuss the 1963 painting by Norman Rockwell, titled “The Problem We All Live With,” with the representatives of the Norman Rockwell Museum and the woman who is depicted as a six year old girl in the work.
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.