Diana Walker: Photojournalist

Traveling Exhibition
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Museum of American History. Please check the tour schedule for locations and dates of the traveling exhibition.

Diana Walker grew up in Washington, D.C., and began covering the White House as a freelance photographer for newspapers and magazines in the mid-1970s. She started working for Time magazine and eventually photographed White House life from the Ford to Clinton administrations. In 1992, Walker and Time had behind-the-scenes access to life in the White House; this lasted through Clinton's terms.

Diana Walker: Photojournalist comprises 82 color and black-and-white photographs of Walker’s White House work as well as wonderful portraits of other noteworthy people and events. Time and other magazine covers and page layouts accompany the photographs, documenting the transformation of individual photographs into iconic publishing moments.