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Veteran Photog Douglas Graham Quits Roll Call

Roll Call’s longtime  photo editor Douglas Graham has had enough of This Town. So after 30 years in the business -17 at CQ Roll Call – he’s heading for the exits. And he doesn’t mince words about why.

“I’m just tired of it.” Graham told FishbowlDC. “It’s like Groundhog Day.  Covering Congress is such a laser-focus part of journalism, instead of working for a regular daily where you get to cover lots of different things. And I’m just sick of Congress’ inability to do anything interesting anymore.”

The commute probably had something to do with it too. Graham lives in the Blue Ridge mountains of West Virginia, between Leesburg and Winchester. Downtown DC is a two-hour MARC train away. And as he puts it, “I like where I work, but I really like where I live.”

He had nothing but kind words for his colleagues at Roll Call though.

Tom Williams and Bill Clark are absolute masters,” he says, referring to his staff photographers. “And being their boss, I got to take credit for all their work. You couldn’t ask for a better team. And (former RC photog) Chris Maddaloni, I can’t forget him. I loved my job, loved working in DC, loved working at CQ Roll Call.”

Doug’s last day of work is January 31st. Then he’ll be freelancing in DC through February before returning to West Virginia to work on a new venture with his wife.

His final thoughts on leaving DC?

“I’m sad to leave, but not that sad.”

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Roll Call Photogs Snag Six WHNPA Awards

Photographers Tom Williams and Bill Clark made out like bandits in this weekend’s White House News Photographers Association photo contest.  The dynamic duo from Roll Call won a total of six awards combined.  Williams, a FishbowlDC fav,  took 1st place in the “On Capitol Hill”  category for his photo of Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) after being censured on the House floor for ethics violations.  Clark won the “Portrait” category for his photo of Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) supporters posing with Michelle Obama magazine covers.  Congrats to Bill and Tom!

For the full list of winners and photos, click here.  For the winning Roll Call photos, here.  Internal memo from Doug Graham announcing the guys’ successes after the jump.

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