About the Photographer:
Chip Somodevilla (b. Texas, 1972) is a senior staff photographer for Getty Images News based in Washington, DC.
Before moving to Washington in 2005, Somodevilla worked for nine years at daily newspapers, including for the Detroit Free Press, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Fort Wayne (Indiana) News-Sentinel. He was named Michigan Press Photographer of the Year in 2003 and his work has been honored by the University of Missouri's Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographer Association's Best of Photojournalism, the Society of News Design and the Atlanta Photojournalist Seminar. The White House News Photographers Association awarded him Photographer of the Year in 2010 and Political Photo of the Year in 2006. Somodevilla was part of a team of Getty Images photographers that were finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.
A 1995 graduate of the University of North Texas, Somodevilla focuses on U.S. politics, extensively reporting on the presidential campaigns of John McCain, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and many other candidates. His work for Getty has put him on assignment around the world, including South Africa, Rwanda, Mexico, the United Kingdom and, most recently, Cuba. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Gina Lambright, and their son and daughter.