Roll Call staff photographer Tom Williams has won the distinguished Political Photo of the Year award in the White House News Photographers Association’s 2019 Eyes of History contest.
The same photo, featuring Vice President Mike Pence in the Capitol, won first prize in the On Capitol Hill category of the visual awards.
“We knew this as soon as we saw it,” the judges said in a statement about their selections. “The photographer caught an incredible face. No one is paying attention to the vice president and it makes such a powerful photo.”
The Eyes of History contest has been recognizing journalism from WHNPA members since 1941. It was created to “celebrate our members’ creativity and competitive spirit.” The winners will receive their awards on June 15 at the contest’s gala in…