About the photographer

Darlene Shields is a freelance photographer. She was Chair of the National Press Club's Photography Committee for more than a decade. Darlene received the NPC's prestigious Krug Award in 2010 for her leadership of the Photo Committee. Darlene was a Federal Government HR specialist, a high school business teacher, and a travel advisor. Darlene and her husband, Jack Williams, creator of the USA Today's Weather Page and a Club member, have enjoyed many trips together over the years.

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Darlene Shields: Electronic images

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Bob Simpson, famed hurricane expert

Bob Simpson, long-time director of the National Hurricane Center, and co-developer of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale at a Washington, DC luncheon celebrating his life and career on March 8, 2014.
AP ran this photo on Dec. 18, 2014 after Bob Simpson's death at age 102.

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Military Honor Guard

A Military Honor Guard prepares to escort the U.S. flag at the Explorers Club gala on Oct. 12, 2019, Washington, DC.
The Explorers Club, founded in New York City in 1904, promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural, and biological sciences
This image also appears in the print photo exhibit.

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Dennis Quaid, actor

Dennis Quaid, actor and patient safety advocate, speaking at the National Press Club on April 12, 2010, about the prevention of nearly fatal medical errors.

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Ken Burns, filmmaker

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns spoke at the National Press Club on Oct. 3, 2011 to promote his film series "Prohibition" on PBS.

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Sheer Joy

A young woman enjoys the breath-taking views from the Observation Deck at the CEB Tower in Arlington, VA, on March 30, 2019.
The CEB Tower Observation Deck is across the street from the Rosslyn Metro station. The 400 ft. high CEB Tower offers unparalleled 360-degree views of Washington, DC, and its surrounding areas