What’s Your Niche: Stephen Crowley, Political Photojournalist

December 5, 2014

By David Walker


A tightly scripted campaign moment to announce John Edwards as John Kerry's running mate goes awry as Teresa Heinz Kerry reaches over to remove young Jack Edwards' thumb from his mouth.

Photographer Stephen Crowley, known for his distinctive, insightful, behind-the-scenes political coverage for The New York Times, explains how he works around the limits imposed on press photographers and what drives him to make his images informative. PDN: What fascinates you about covering politics? Stephen Crowley: It’s the sport of kings. You have teams, you have strong players and weak players...

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