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"Capturing the Character of the Person Being Photographed" Transcript
Diana Walker:

Anybody can take a picture of the action. These are images that are historically very important. My own work, I hope, has significance because what I've tried to do is to tell you something about the character of the person I've photographed and whether I've done it in public or in private.

When you go to a photo-op, you always have to remember that other people at these events are important to the dance also. You watch how the players relate to each other.

So, one of my feelings every time I went out into public was, "Where are these other people, where are the Press Secretary, where is the Secretary of State? Where are they?" Okay, now I've got them. What are they doing? So that was sort of a technique of how I would work.

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