This photo to the left, taken by my father of me and my sister, Denise, is one of my earliest memories of myself with a camera.
My father, a career Marine, was always taking photographs of us and the many places we were stationed over the years.
Back then, I also discovered photography. I would borrow my mother’s camera and take pictures of the places we went.
I didn’t think much of it at the time.
It was probably more about me trying to be like my dad.
Little did I know that one day it would turn into a career and a passion.
Thank you, Dad.
Award winning photojournalist Pete Marovich has been working as a professional photographer for 30 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 Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, GolfWeek, Golf Tips and many international golf publications.
Pete returned to newspaper photojournalism in 2001. He became Director of Photography at the Daily News-Record, a medium-sized daily newspaper in Virginia in 2005.
While at the Daily News-Record he was named the 2008 NPPA Region 3 Photographer of the year as well as runner-up in 2006 and 2009. Region 3 is made up of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Images from his coverage of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration were included in the Official Inaugural Book as well as being included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
In January of 2010, Pete resigned his position as director of photography at the Daily News-Record to pursue personal projects while working as a contract photographer for ZUMA Press.
From 2010 until 2013 he was the Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for ZUMA Press covering the White House and Capitol Hill.
He is currently working as a freelancer, contributing to Bloomberg News Photos, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Getty Images, European PressPhoto Agency, and United Press International. His archive is represented by American Reportage.
His photography has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Financial Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Esquire, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Woman’s World, The Huffington Post, Politico, Essence, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The Daily Beast.
Pete lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area with his wife, Jenny, and their two cats.
He is available for editorial assignments nationwide.
Freelance Photojournalist and Political Photographer; Washington, D.C. Metro Area – 2010-Present
Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief and Contributing Photographer, ZUMA Press; Washington D.C. Metro Area — 2010-2013
Photo Editor/Photojournalist, American-Journal Magazine; Online Publication — 2006-Present
Director of Photography, Daily News-Record; Harrisonburg, Va. — 2004-2010
Photojournalist, Carolina Morning News/Savannah Morning News; Bluffton, S.C. — 2001-2004
Photographer, Golf Stock Inc.; Hilton Head Island, S.C. — 1986-2000
Photojournalist, Lafayette Journal and Courier; Lafayette, Ind. — 1984-1986
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN — Computer Science
White House News Photographers Association
Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery
National Press Photographers Association
Associated Press Photo Managers (Past Member)
Virginia News Photographer’s Association (Past Member)
International Golf Photographer’s Association (Past Member)