WATCH: Steve Wilson Sits Down With President George W. Bush Official Photographer Eric Draper
By Space Coast Daily // September 11, 2022
Draper was with the former president the day of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack
WATCH: Eric Draper, former official White House photographer and personal photographer for President George W. Bush tells the Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson what he remembers about 9/11. Draper was with the former president the day of the attack. Images provided in this video were taken by Draper and given to Wilson with his permission to publish.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Draper worked for the Associated Press as a news photographer prior to joining the White House. His assignments included the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, the Kosovo conflict in 1999 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France.
Over the years, Draper has also worked as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times, the Pasadena Star-News and the Albuquerque Tribune.
Draper won the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Award for three consecutive years, the 1999 National Headliner Award and was named 1992 Photographer of the Year by Scripps-Howard Newspapers for “Seeing Through the Flames,” which was his coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.