As an Editorial Photographer, Washington DC can be the scene of political conflicts that I get to watch unfold through the lens of my camera. This is, after all, the city that hosts the most important government in the free world! The three branches of the US government (the Executive, Legislative and Judicial) are headquartered here and symbols of that honor and responsibility abound throughout the city. Washington DC is where the decision-making processes that will ultimately guide the rest of country take place. Those processes involve democratic (even though at times heated) debates on what exactly is the best way forward. It is the kind of productive conflict that the city, state and country have come to expect so as to ensure that all options are considered and all opinions get the chance to be taken into account. Washington DC is about much more than just politics, however, as many industries thrive here and there is also a vibrant arts and culture scene.Altogether they create fertile ground for an Editorial Photographer in Washington DC who works to provide supporting images for articles and other forms of text found in newspapers, magazines and similar publications. I have gained skills and experience in this field over the years working as an editorial photographer in several different regions around the world – the Middle East, Africa and India, for instance. Certainly, I have come across political (and social) conflict in these areas, too and I have had the opportunity to capture many world-changing events unfurling right before my eyes and before the lens of my camera. I have, for instance, worked in Baghdad, which is where the above photo was taken. It shows team leader Mark Green of the British private military company Aegis Defence Services, guiding a vehicle through a dirt road in the city.