Format Follows AP Photojournalist Andrew Harnik Through the White House

All images by Andrew Harnik. Used with permission.

In Format’s latest edition of the InFrame web series, they’re following AP Photographer Andrew Harnik through the White House. This episode focuses on Andrew talking about how his goal was to always be a photographer and his evolution as a photojournalist. Andrew was an Art Photographer but realized later on that the most important thing for him was people–which got him into photojournalism. Combine this with the fact that the Washington Post was always the newspaper that was read each and every morning growing up, and you’ve got something that makes more sense when putting the puzzle together. Of course, Andrew’s work also surely speaks for itself and is incredibly inspiring.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton takes the stage at a 20th Anniversary Commemoration and National Tribute to Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 29, 2013.

It’s a very human video as Andrew even expresses how years ago, he thought that his images were comparable to a lot of what’s seen in the Washington Post. With that said, he thought that he could work for them and he should have applied even a few years earlier. But Andrew never applied because he was so scared of rejection.

InFrame – Andrew Harnik from InFrame on Vimeo.

The video is an interview with Andrew which shares how he’s trying to be as unobtrusive as possible in order to simply document what’s going on as it happens. It’s the dream of so many photographers out there to simply be able to capture lots of great, important and historic moments as they happen. At the moment, Andrew shoots at the White House a lot and there is always a photographer on staff.

It’s a great video to watch, so just check it out.

PS: Andrew’s website is built with Format. In fact, my personal website is too.