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The Inauguration of President Trump

On January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put “America first.”

Part of a team of 5 photographers, I was assigned by Bloomberg News to cover the National Mall during the inauguration. This was my third inauguration. The other two were President Barack Obama’s 2009 and 2013.

It was cold and drizzly from time to time, but certainly no at cold as Obama’s 2009 inauguration.

After the inauguration, had to do some extra filing and then get ready to cover the Armed Services Ball where President Trump and Vice President Pence made an appearance.

 

Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Merchandise awaits spectators as they arrive at Union Station for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Spectators stand in line as they arrive for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Spectators arrive on the National Mall to attend the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Attendees on the National Mall as they listen to the inaugural address of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Anti-Trump protesters hold signs in protest on the National Mall during the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
A Hillary Clinton supporter listens to the inaugural proceedings on the National Mall as Donald Trump is about to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
An anti-Trump protester states her case on the National Malls before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
A man wearing a sign reading "Really?" stands at the National Mall ahead of the 58th presidential inauguration in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
A few spectators get carried away as they post for photos with The Naked Cowboy as he entertains spectators awaiting the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Spectators watch on a giant television screen on the National Mall as Donald Trump is about to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg
Inauguration of President Donald Trump Pete Marovich
Former President Barack Obama departs the Capitol following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. CREDIT: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

3 Responses

  1. Hi Peter! Love your work — came across a photo of yours in the New York Times and that’s how I got here.

    Curious what your setup is in terms of camera body/lens you used for these shots? Your photos are beautifully crisp.

    Cheers,
    Raj

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