is a contributing photographer. He started covering Texas politics back when Rick Perry was still a Democrat, and remains a vital member of the Capitol press corps decades later. Following staff photographer jobs at the Bryan Eagle and Austin American-Statesman, he opened his own studio in 1985. He has since photographed campaigns, elections, inaugurals, legislative sessions and other Texas and national news for a variety of clients, both editorial and commercial. A native of Stoughton, Wisconsin, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
One night last week at the Texas Capitol, a group of Republican lawmakers announced a plan to kill a lot of bills. Observers on social media called it the "Mother's Day Massacre." Here is the long day in pictures. Full Story
With a crucial deadline looming at midnight May 14, the Texas House embarked on a 15-hour legislative day that alternated between drama, comedy and forced march. Photographer Bob Daemmrich chronicles the day's waning hours. Full Story
Every spring, former President George W. Bush hosts a 100-kilometer bike ride for wounded veterans at his ranch near Crawford. Photographer Bob Daemmrich was there Friday and offers this slideshow. Full Story