A New Birth of Freedom
Celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama on the National Mall
by Pete Marovich
About the Book
55 Color Images - 80 Pages.
On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as president just days before the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. His inauguration theme: "A New Birth Of Freedom," a phrase from the Gettysburg Address, reflected the timing.
More than a million people braved freezing temperatures on the National Mall to witness history as Obama took the oath of office. Using the same Bible Lincoln used when sworn in as president, Obama became the 44th President of the United States.
The images contained in this book bear witness to that cold, historic occasion when the dreams of a race were realized and the journey to remake America had begun.
Award winning photojournalist Pete Marovich has been working as a professional photographer for 24 years since starting as a staff photographer at a medium-sized daily newspaper in Indiana and as a stringer for the Associated Press. From 1986 until 1999, Pete worked as a contract photographer for major golf publications while covering the professional golf tours. He has been published in most every major golf publication worldwide. Pete returned to newspaper photojournalism in 2001 and is now the Director of Photography at the Daily News-Record, a medium-sized daily newspaper in Virginia. He is the 2008 National Press Photographers Association Region 3 Photographer of the year as well as runner up in 2006. He has recently had images from the inauguration of President Barack Obama on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History as part of the "I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Inauguration" exhibition.