For the past 20 years, photojournalist for TIME magazine Diana Walker has covered Hillary Clinton and her family as they move on and off the public stage. Her new book, HILLARY: The Photographs of Diana Walker, showcases Hillary's tenure as First Lady, U.S. Senator, Presidential candidate, and Secretary of State. She joins us on Chicago Tonight to discuss her work.
According to Reading America’s Photos, Walker got her start in photojournalism by photographing the 1963 civil rights march at the Lincoln Memorial and later, President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.
In her 20 years with Time magazine, she would cover the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. She was the first photojournalist given full access to President George H. W. Bush, for which she produced the photo essay “A Day in the Life of George Bush.”
Aside from serving as one of Time’s White House photographers, Walker’s work has been featured on the pages of People, the New York Times Magazine, and The Village Voice.
In 2005, she teamed with author Elise Lufkin to publish two books, Found Dogs: Tales of Strays Who Landed on Their Feet, and Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs. The latter included a foreword by actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Lufkin and Walker paired again in 2009 to publish To the Rescue: Found Dogs with a Mission.
But it was her position at Time that gave her unparalleled access to Hillary Clinton, from her days as First Lady to her tenure as Secretary of State. Hillary: The Photographs of Diana Walker features more than 150 high-res photos, including the 2011 photo that inspired the Texts From Hillary meme.