Photojournalist in Pittsburgh
One of the best things about being a photojournalist in Pittsburgh is that my camera is kind of a golden ticket into some pretty noteworthy events. Sometimes it’s a reason to bear witness for a couple on their wedding day. Other times it’s a sporting event like the Super Bowl. Every once in a while it gives me a chance to be up close to world leaders.
An Opportunity to Witness History
Certainly yesterday was one of those days. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden came to Pittsburgh to talk about education and job training initiatives. As a result, there I was in the White House photo pool as Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden were given a tour of the mechatronics program at CCAC. President Obama joked that the program, “Sounds like something Godzilla would be fighting.” Most noteworthy, he said he was impressed by the students who showed him around the facility that teaches them how to repair and make parts for complex machinery.
Following the tour President Obama delivered a speech inside of the main hall at CCAC.