A picture speaks a thousand words and in today’s news-hungry world, photo-journalism plays a crucial role. With their cameras in hand, journalist photographers are ready to snap each moment that defines and shapes the world’s history. The Well: Covering Capitol Hill provides great insight into the process of the photo-journalism that we might otherwise overlook.

In this short video clip, photographer Chris Gregory takes a closer look into the role and work of press photographers who covers the events and politicians at the United States Congress. Experienced photographers such as Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images), Dennis Brack (Time) and Melina Mara (Washington Post) talk about some of the challenges they face as photo-journalists and as the demand for the 24/7 news cycle continues to increase.