David Lienemann
Vice President Joe Biden waits for the rotors on the helicopter to stop after landing at Pristina Airport, Kosovo, Friday, May 22, 2009. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)
Vice President Joe Biden waits for the rotors on the helicopter to stop after landing at Pristina Airport, Kosovo, Friday, May 22, 2009. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

David Lienemann

About David

As Vice President Biden’s Official White House Photographer, I have spent the last five years documenting visits to 46 states and 44 countries, including seven trips to Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to regularly interfacing with Cabinet officials, Members of Congress, and foreign dignitaries, I’ve been privy to tense budget negotiations, the 2012 presidential campaign and more. However the most meaningful moments by far are the private ones; the Vice President and Dr. Biden visiting with families of the victims on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, traveling with Dr. Biden to the Dadaab refugee camp on the Somali border, and visits to Walter Reed to visit wounded warriors and their families on Christmas Day.

Before coming to the White House I covered the 2008 presidential campaign for clients including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, and Getty Images among others. Prior to the campaign, I interned at newspapers in New Mexico, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. I graduated from Cornell College with a BA in Economics and Business in 2005.