skip to main contentThe University of Texas at Austin
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
Photojournalism and the American Presidency - Reading America's Photos
AboutPresidentsPhotojournalistsCenter for American HistoryViewing ToolsLearning Tools
Wally McNamee
Wally McNamee works on the sidelines of a Baltimore Colt football game,  Harry Goodwin, Washington Post, UT Center for American History

Photograph by: Harry Goodwin, Washington Post, 1955
Washington Post photo copy boy, Wally McNamee, in a coat, tie and 17-inch Graflex camera in hand works on the sidelines of a Baltimore Colt football game. Wally McNamee consistently pays tribute to the training he received in sports photography, in terms of preparing him to understand what was going on and being at the right place at the right time to get the best image.
Did you know?
Wally McNamee’s son, Win McNamee, is also a photojournalist. Win says of his dad, “My father used to say, ‘If you want to be a good photographer, study a lot of photographs.’” Win also refers to his father as, “My best friend.”
See also:
Feature on Wally and Win McNamee
 
Click below to enlarge photographs:

Wally McNamee works on the sidelines of a Baltimore Colt football gameAnti-Vietnam War demonstrators march.Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev eyes actress Jill St. John.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Women's Memorial. A South Vietnamese orphan sits and two boys stand amid the remains of war. Florence Griffith-Joyner raises her arms in victory.

See other photojournalists

Dirck Halstead

Diana Walker

Wally McNamee

David Hume Kennerly
The Briscoe Center for American History