The Operatives is an ongoing portrait series of people working in the political sphere. This series was inspired by Richard Avedon's work in the 1970's. 

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Madeline Albright

Secretary of State

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Madeline Albright

Secretary of State

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Karl Rove

Deputy Chief of Staff, George W. Bush

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Karl Rove

Deputy Chief of Staff, George W. Bush

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Susan Rice

National Security Advisor & Ambassador to the United Nations

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Susan Rice

National Security Advisor & Ambassador to the United Nations

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Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of State

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Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of State

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Andrew Card, Mack McLarty, Dennis McDonough

Chiefs of Staff to Bush, Clinton and Obama 

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Andrew Card, Mack McLarty, Dennis McDonough

Chiefs of Staff to Bush, Clinton and Obama 

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Robert Rubin

Secretary of the Treasury 

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Robert Rubin

Secretary of the Treasury 

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John Negroponte

Director of National Intelligence

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John Negroponte

Director of National Intelligence

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Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Health and Human Services

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Larry Sabato

Director, UVA Center for Politics

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Larry Sabato

Director, UVA Center for Politics

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John Dickerson

Host, 60 Minutes

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John Dickerson

Host, 60 Minutes

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Kristina Johnson

Undersecretary of Energy

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Kristina Johnson

Undersecretary of Energy

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Stephen Hadley

Deputy National Security Advisor

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Stephen Hadley

Deputy National Security Advisor

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Mona Sutphen

Deputy Chief of Staff, President Obama

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Mona Sutphen

Deputy Chief of Staff, President Obama

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Chris Matthews

Host, Hardball with Chris Matthews

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Chris Matthews

Host, Hardball with Chris Matthews

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John Bridgeland

Director White House Domestic Policy Council

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John Bridgeland

Director White House Domestic Policy Council

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David Saperstein

United States Ambassador

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David Saperstein

United States Ambassador

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Melody Barnes

Assistant to President Obama and Director of White House Domestic Policy Council

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Melody Barnes

Assistant to President Obama and Director of White House Domestic Policy Council

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Yoni Appelbaum

Editor, The Atlantic

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Yoni Appelbaum

Editor, The Atlantic

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Ibram X. Kendi

Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University 

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Ibram X. Kendi

Director, Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University 

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Margaret Brennan

Moderator, Face the Nation

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Margaret Brennan

Moderator, Face the Nation

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Amy Walter 

Editor, The Cook Report

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Amy Walter 

Editor, The Cook Report

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Kyle O'Connor

Speechwriter, Barack Obama

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Kyle O'Connor

Speechwriter, Barack Obama

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Chris Lu

Deputy Labor Secretary

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Chris Lu

Deputy Labor Secretary

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Bill Antholis 

Director, The Miller Center

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Bill Antholis 

Director, The Miller Center

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Jamelle Bouie

NY Times Columnist

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Jamelle Bouie

NY Times Columnist

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Risa Goluboff 

Dean, UVA School of Law

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Risa Goluboff 

Dean, UVA School of Law

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Robert Bruner

Dean Emeritus, UVA Darden School of Business

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Robert Bruner

Dean Emeritus, UVA Darden School of Business

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Dan Bartlett

Counselor, George W. Bush

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Dan Bartlett

Counselor, George W. Bush

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Jason Johnson

Professor, Morgan State University

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Jason Johnson

Professor, Morgan State University

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