Exhibits and awards
Winner of second prize in the 2018 National Press Club photo committee contest. The image entered, shown above, was taken at Cape May, New Jersey in June 2018.
And the 18th annual exhibit National Press Club photo exhibits, print and electronic, September 2017. Online slideshow ...
... And the 17th annual exhibit National Press Club photo exhibit, September 2016.
Winner of second prize in the 2015 National Press Club photo committee contest. The image entered was taken on Memorial Day in 2010 at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Honorable mention winner in the 2017 National Press Club photo committee contest. The image entered was taken at Gold Beach, one of the D-Day landingsites in Normandy, France. Shown are the remains of an artificial harbor built by the Allies after the landing.
Public photo gallery
National Press Club photo assignments
In 2018, Alan Kotok became one of the National Press Club's volunteer photographers, covering news conferences and other events. Shown: Gov. John Kasich of Ohio and National Press Club president Andrea Edney, 12 July 2018.
- Jill Abramson book event, 14 February 2019.
- Headliners panel on cyber security, 17 December 2018.
- Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, 5 November 2018.
- 2018 Book and Author Fair, 2 November 2018.
- Sean Parnell/Jake Tapper book event, 13 September 2018.
- Historian Gil Klein book event, 26 July 2018.
- Gov. John Kasich news conference, 12 July 2018.
- Harris Faulkner book event, 14 June 2018.
- Friends of National Zoo press conference, 1 May 2018.
- Ryan Holiday book event, 15 March 2018.
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 5 October 2017 (Supervising street repairs).
- Securing an Image of Religious Tolerance Beyond Israel, Times of Israel, 29 June 2017. (Photo of Women of the Wall service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in 2013).
- William Howard Taft by a Head, All-Star Puzzles, April 2017 (Photo of presidents race at Nationals Park used for an online jigsaw puzzle).
- Alan Alda's Crusade to Make Science Talk a Jargon-Free Zone, Scientific American Blogs, 5 April 2017 (Alan Alda at 2014 AAAS conference).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 24 March 2017 (Iconic EAT sign, Texas Jack's BBQ).
- The 10 Best Totally Free Things to do in Las Vegas, USA Today 10 Best, March 2017 (Flamingo wildlife habitat).
- Day Without Immigrants Protest, Washington, DC Patch, 16 February 2017 (Child with protest sign).
- Cannabis tourism, CheapFlights.com, 16 February 2017 (Boston harbor and skyline).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 3 February 2017 (Utility repair on N. 41st Street).
- All 31 NFL Stadiums, Ranked, Thrillist.com, 9 December 2016 (New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 11 October 2016 (Lyon Park Community Center).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 29 September 2016 (Pumpkins at Columbia Pike farmers market).
- Youth excluded from Bratislava Summit, EurActive.com, 15 September 2016 (Pro-immigrant street demonstration in Rome, April 2015).
- Uber is giving Miami Dolphins fans the ultimate tailgating experience, The Daily Dot, 3 September 2016 (Tailgating at Buffalo Bills - Miami Dophins game in Miami).
- That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute, The Scientist, 31 August 2016 (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 30 August 2016 (Two fawns on N. 41st Street).
- Patent Office Urged to Better Define Quality, Rethink Staff Incentives, Government Executive, 21 July 2016 (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office).
- The Morning Metropolitan, Georgetown Metropolitan, 28 June 2016 (Yellow tiger lily at the Georgetown end of Key Bridge).
- The Morning Metropolitan, Georgetown Metropolitan, 3 May 2016 (Crew team lifting scull at Georgetown boathouse on Potomac River, Washington, D.C.).
- The Morning Metropolitan, Georgetown Metropolitan, 2 May 2016 (Running up 36th Street steps in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.).
- Music to watch cherry blossoms, Washingtonian.com, 25 March 2016 (Tidal Basin and cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 17 February 2016 (Cardinal in tree in Arlington, Virginia).
- Top 10 Things to Do and See in Isla Verde, The Culture Trip, 14 November 2015 (Parasailing at Isla Verde beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 13 August 2015 (Doe behind N. 41st Street in Arlington, Virginia).
- The Morning Metropolitan, Georgetown Metropolitan, 10 July 2015 (Georgetown water park).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 18 June 2015 (Two fawns behind N. 41st Street in Arlington, Virginia).
- The Morning Metropolitan, Georgetown Metropolitan, 27 May 2015 (Croquet game in Rose Park, Georgetown).
- 15 Things You can Only Do in DC, Only in Ohio, 15 May 2015 (Kayaks under Key Bridge).
- These 10 Stunning Sunrises In Ohio Will Have You Waking Up Early, Only in Ohio, 7 April 2015 (Sunrise over a farm in Elyria, Ohio, taken from the Capitol Limited).
- Ralph Wilson Stadium panorama, September 2014, appearing on Wikipedia page for New Era Field, the new name for the stadium. Undated.
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 20 February 2015 (Stroman's Branch, behind N. 41st Street in Arlington, Virginia).
- Judaism without God, Washington Jewish Week, 8 October 2014 (Beth Chai Rabbi Arthur Blecher).
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 2 September 2014 (Arlington Democrats pie-eating contest).
- Placekicker, Wikipedia, uploaded 22 August 2014 (Buffalo Bills placekicker Rian Lindell warming-up before the 19 December 2010 Buffalo-Miami game in Miami, Florida). Cross-referenced on WikiMedia Commons.
- The Morning Metropolitan, Georgetown Metropolitan, 20 August 2014 (Paddleboarders on the Potomac).
- Patent examiners are routinely abusing work-from-home privileges, Ars Technica, 12 August 2014 (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office).
- USA Today/10 Best Travel Guide, Las Vegas: Flamingo Wildlife Habitat, Undated (Flamingo hotel and casino).
- Buzzfeed, Which Tech Founder Are You?, 7 March 2014 (Boston harbor and skyline).
- Afternoon Shift, Storify/WBEZ: Chicago Public Media, 25 February 2014 (Loop and icy Chicago River).
- Changing Technology Changing Science Changing Us, NOAA Response and Restoration Blog, 20 February 2014 (Alan Alda plenary talk).
- Photo by Alan Kotok in Haaretz, a leading Israeli daily newspaper, 15 December 2013, page 8 (print only). Boston harbor and skyline.
- Morning Notes, ArlNow.com, 9 October 2013 (Rosslyn, Virginia construction worker).
- The 50 Best Law Schools In America, Business Insider, 7 October 2013 (Old Capitol, University of Iowa).
- Resilience Refresher, Architect Magazine, 26 August 2013 (Boston skyline).
- Top Five Sports Cities, August 2013 (Boston skyline).
- Is Wendy Davis Running for Governor?. 13 August 2013
- Fred Jackson: New crown rule 'changes the game'. AFC East Daily. 21 March 2013
- Yom Kippur: The Day of Atonement. Charismatica.com. 26 September 2012
- The Search for a Hot Craps Table. Neatorama.com. 21 June 2012
Drawin' Straws. Music video. 20 April 2012
Guitarist singer-songwriter James Dale weaves his powerfully inspirational song "Drawin' Straws" into a tapestry of beautifully searing photo images collected from artists around the world. Images include my photo of the Martin Luther King memorial.
- 3 Cultural Treasures Threatened By Italy.s Debt. The Colosseum in Rome. 9 April 2012
- MetroBlogs/WorldArchitectureNews.com. Crypts in the Jewish Cemetery, Mount of Olives. 5 March 2012
- U.S. News and World Report Travel Guide. Carolina Beach, Puerto Rico. January 2012
- U.S. News and World Report Travel Guide. Condado Beach, Puerto Rico. January 2012
- CafeMom.com: Fun Facts About 'I Have a Dream' Speech to Impress Your Kids. 16 January 2012
- Greater Greater Washington: It is time to embrace Alexandria's waterfront plan. 12 December 2011
- ArlNow.com: Morning Notes. 5 July 2011
- U.S. News & World Report Travel Guide, September 2010
- National Museum of American History Blog, 4 June 2009