I woke up to the sad news this morning of Ted Kennedy's passing. While I only covered him for the past four years here in DC, I was always struck with his graciousness and patience in dealing with the press.
I photographed more than a few press conferences where the other politicians had already left and he stayed after to answer the reporter's questions. He seemed to relish this contact rather than shy away from it like so many others. Here are just a few favorite images I've made of him.