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Caitlin Covington: A White House Photographer’s Journey to the Roosevelt Room

Caitlin Covington: A White House Photographer’s Journey to the Roosevelt Room

Meet Caitlin Covington, The Woman Known as “Christian Girl Autumn” Who Took Down White Supremacists at the White House

(Photo by Caitlin Covington via Facebook)

Earlier this summer, I stumbled upon a Facebook page called “Christian Girl Autumn,” as I was scrolling through the most recent photos of some of my favorite artists I follow on Instagram. I found an artist named Caitlin Covington, a New Jersey native with an incredible talent for creating images that take you inside the lives of her subjects without ever putting the reader on the spot.

I immediately saw why she was so beloved in the photography community.

“Sometimes you need a mirror to make you look at yourself objectively,” she says. “That’s the message I try to get across.”

Covington has a powerful message, but with a style that is incredibly charming. Her photos are a mix of candid, intimate moments of people reacting to life, as well as artistic representations of the human condition — the world’s messy messiness.

In October of 2019, Covington had taken up her role as a White House photographer just a year after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the country. Shortly before Trump was inaugurated, she received a tip from someone that he would be hosting an official photo shoot at the Roosevelt Room. She was thrilled to hear the news, and took a few hours to figure out where to go and how to get there.

(Photo by Caitlin Covington via Facebook)

When Covington reached the event, she saw that it was a photo shoot of the President, with all the top members of his administration and senior staff attending. This was a huge step in her life. Covington didn’t know the significance of the Roosevelt Room, but she just knew she had to be there.

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