Perspective | ‘Tough and salty on the outside, soft and kind on the inside': Remembering Getty Images’ Mark Wilson

Working the politics beat in D.C. requires exquisite timing, patience and a thorough knowledge of who’s who in the political world. Photographer Mark Wilson had all of that and proved it over and over again.

That same feeling of absence is touching the photographic community here in D.C. after the sudden passing of Getty Images photographer Mark Wilson. I had the pleasure of working alongside him while covering Capitol Hill and the White House as a photo intern for U.S. News & World Report in 2001.