Photographer Steven Crowley, On Assignment

Reading The New York Times and The Washington Post, I always wonder about the photographers charged with taking pictures of everyday life in Washington. You see, everyday life in Washington — congressional hearings, press briefings, and political speechifying — is, well, pretty boring. Worse yet, it repeats itself, in all its boringness, day after day after day. What's a photographer to do?

Remarkably, Stephen Crowley, a photographer for The Times, takes wonderful, memorable pictures of politicians. Right now, he is accompanying President Obama in Asia. On the Lens blog, Crowley presents some of the photos he took, in tetraptychs, and provides some interesting commentary. Check it out.

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