Win McNamee, Brendan Smialowski Top White House Photo Winners

The White House News Photographers Association announced that Getty Images photographer Win McNamee has been named Photographer of the Year and Agence France-Presse photographer Brendan Smialowski has won the Political Photo of the Year award in the 2015

The White House News Photographers Association announced that Getty Images photographer Win McNamee has been named Photographer of the Year and Agence France-Presse photographer Brendan Smialowski of Agence France-Presse has won the Political Photo of the Year award in the 2015 Eyes of History contest judging at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC

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Each month, LightBox profiles a notable wire photographer in recognition of the brave and tireless work of these often unsung photojournalists. For October, in light of the recent government shutdown, we acknowledge the work of Brendan Smialowski, who shoots for AFP (Agence France-Presse).