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Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery Features White House News Photographers Association’s 2011 Exhibit

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WASHINGTON – “Eyes of History,” the White House News Photographers Association’s 2011 Exhibit, featuring award winning photographs will be on display at Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery July 12 through August 12. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, July 12, from 7 – 9 p.m.

The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) was organized on June 13, 1921. In 1941, the association established an annual contest bringing forward the best of the best in photojournalism. The WHNPA now recognizes four top awards annually – Photographer of the Year, Television Photographer of the Year, Television Editor of the Year and Political Photo of the Year. The winners of the 2011 contest are featured in the exhibit. WHNPA’s main goal is to protect and promote photographers’ interests in pursuing their missions. Members of the organization cover events and activities of major world importance, traveling with presidents, photographing royalty, diplomats and newsmakers.

Pepco’s Edison Place Gallery is located at 702 Eighth Street, NW, between G and H streets, one block west of the Verizon Center. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 12 - 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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