Kevin Lamarque

Kevin Lamarque

Based
Washington D.C., United States
Born
Croix Chapeau, France
Status
Photographer
Camera
Canon 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark III
“My biggest lesson has been sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The sun still comes up the next day.”

Beat

I cover the White House, politics and sports.

One Shot

. Washington, United States of America. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President George W. Bush reacts to a Turkey named "Liberty" at the annual turkey-pardoning event at the White House, three days ahead of Thanksgiving.
“As much as the White House tries to script photo ops, sometimes things just happen.”

Profile

My earliest memory of photography is seeing some of the neighbourhood boys running around with SLR cameras. They were taking a photo class in middle school. I thought they were really cool.

I started learning photography with a class in high school, and I caught the bug.

Which assignment left the biggest mark on me? Too many to recall. Perhaps it was the death of the Princess of Wales – I have never seen such an outpouring of emotion. It was a story that completely held the attention of the UK, and in fact, the world.

Any White House assignment travelling abroad is an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience. I am also in my element covering any tennis tournament.

I have to shoot for our clients’ needs, which are varied, but I also have to shoot for myself.

My biggest lesson has been sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The sun still comes up the next day.

I respect my peers. We all go through this together, and I am always inspired by the work of my colleagues and competitors.