Diana Walker
American, born 1942

Having worked as the TIME magazine White House photographer for 20 years, documenting five presidencies in addition to major cultural figures like Steve Jobs, Diana Walker takes photographs that capture her subjects’ subtle gestures and sensitivities. Assuming an objective, journalistic point of view, Walker began working for TIME in 1979 after building a body of work with the Village Voice, the Washingtonian, and Time-Life. Walker’s tools of choice are rangefinder lenses and black-and white film, the former for its silence and the latter for its inherent drama, low-light versatility, and classic look. Walker is best recognized for her photographs of Hillary Clinton, which have tracked Clinton’s rise to power in Washington, first as First Lady in 1993, then as senator, presidential candidate, and Secretary of State.