President Trump walks to Marine One on Feb. 3 for a trip to Mar-a-Lago in Florida. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

President Trump and his son Barron Trump look out as they ride in the inaugural parade in Washington on Jan. 20. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Washington Post columnist Dan Balz recently wrote President Trump “has governed as he campaigned — unconventionally, unpredictably, in constant motion and unbowed in the face of criticism.” From the perspective of photographer Jabin Botsford, tasked with covering the White House, the frenetic pace can be like a splash of cold water to the face.

For better for or for worse, many of the administration’s actions have been on display these first 100 days. Mistakes, open anger at press briefings, spontaneous tours of the Oval Office — have all been available for photographers to capture. “There are times we see more of President Trump in one day then we would see President Obama in a week at the White House,” Botsford said. “That in itself has been very exciting and always kept me on my toes.”

Botsford’s photographs show a presidency that is always the center of attention. And while all eyes (and lenses) remained trained on Trump, Botsford is pushing himself and his work to try to tell a unique narrative. “I’m trying to craft a broader visual story,” Botsford said. “I’m excited to be able to continue photographing this important story. It is the story of our time.”


President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, right, and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, walk to meet with Harley Davidson executives and Union Representatives on the South Lawn of the White House on Feb. 2. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

A worker vacuums the stage before Judge Neil Gorsuch takes the judicial oath in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 10. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Television news anchors stand for live shots after President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint news conference at the White House on March. 17. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

President Trump signs a bill to increase NASA’s budget to $19.5 billion and directs the agency to focus human exploration of deep space and Mars on March 21. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

President Trump, photographed through glass with the reflection of a handrail, at his first address before a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28 at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Jabin Botdford /The Washington Post)

President Trump greets Navy and shipyard personnel after speaking aboard nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. on March. 2. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Protesters chant and march through the streets on Inauguration Day in Washington on Jan. 20. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

The Washington Monument and a snow covered South Lawn is seen from the Blue Room of the White House on March. 14. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

White House Press secretary Sean Spicer answers questions from members of the media and reporters, seen reflected in an exit sign, during the daily briefing on Feb. 14. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway prepares for a television interview at the White House on April 5. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son Barron, walk to Marine One on the South Lawn on March. 17. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

President Trump walks out to speak during a campaign rally in Nashville on March. 15. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

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