Welcome to the 2019 National Press Club members photography exhibit

National Press Club members are among the best storytellers anywhere, and this year's photography exhibit offers compelling visual evidence of it. The exhibit runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 27 in the Club's 13th floor lobby in the National Press Building (529 14th Street NW) in Washington, D.C., and includes an array of print photos as well as slideshows with electronic images. The exhibit is a showcase of photographic talent, and not a contest.

This year's event is the 20th annual photo exhibit at the Club, and a production of NPC's Photography Committee. Marshall Cohen, who founded the committee also started the exhibit, which later committee chairs Darlene Shields and Al Teich carried on each year. Cohen, Shields, and Teich are participants in this year's show as well.

A new feature in the 2019 exhibit is an exhibit catalog -- this publication -- where photographers can tell more about their print photos and electronic images. And many of those stories, as well as the images, are gripping. It's easy to find your way around the catalog. Its home page has a list of photographers, with links to a separate page for each participant. You can also access the list of photographers from any page in the catalog.

Open the catalog while you browse the electronic images, then access the photographers pages to find out more about those images. If you're visiting the print photo exhibit, there's a sheet posted on the display panel with a QR code that links you to the catalog.

While the exhibit opens on Aug. 30, the official opening reception happens on Friday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 pm. At the reception, we're sharing the stage with the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation, a group hosted by National Press Club Journalism Institute seeking to erect a memorial in Washington for journalists killed doing their jobs. News photographers are particularly vulnerable targets, and our support for the Fallen Journalists Memorial is our way of thanking our brothers and sisters in the field doing their increasingly dangerous jobs.

Like most every National Press Club event, the photo exhibit would not happen without the valuable contributions of the NPC staff. Club operations director Miguel Dominguez acquired a new display panel in the lobby for print photos, and audio-visual/IT director Jerome King and crew set up all of the monitors showing our electronic images. Laura Coker, the Photo Committee's staff liaison, coordinated the activities of the various groups, and we thank all of those good folks for their efforts. And to top it off, Laura also designed that stunning exhibit logo displayed in the exhibit and catalog.

If you're visiting the exhibit online or in person, and want to be a part of next year's show, you need to be a National Press Club member. Here's how to join.

Enjoy the show.