Documentary and Political Photojournalist Based in Washington DC
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Mt. Pleasant Gullah Pete Marovich

Shadows of the Gullah Geechee – Update

Charleston, S.C. I recently made my first foray into the Charleston, S.C., area for this project. And the experience and people I met along the way were amazing. I had to do a lot of research and make contacts with community members before leaving home. Project supporters and Charleston residents Greg Garvan and Susan Breslin helped me connect

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2013 Inauguration of Barack Obama

For President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, I was on assignment for European PressPhoto Agency (EPA) – one of 12 photographers covering the event for the agency. My job was to cover the inaugural parade from a position in Freedom Plaza as well as get feature images up to the point when the President passed the plaza. After that

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The Paula Broadwell Lesson

In a previous post I wrote about saving everything you shoot and referred to the famous Dirck Halstead Monica Lesson: THE MONICA LESSON – Editorial by Dirck Halstead. Dirck was working for TIME Magazine when the news about President Clinton and Monica Lewinski broke. When he saw her photo he felt he had seen that face with the

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Mitt Romney Campaigns In Springfield Virginia Pete Marovich

Editing For Your Clients and Your Archive

I file a lot of images. When I edit a shoot there is very little that I throw away. Out of focus or irrevocably poorly exposed images are trashed, but everything else is kept. I have many reasons for this. One being that you never know what information may lie in the frames before and after a select

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President Obama Signs Health Care Bill Pete Marovich

First Time at the White House

I have covered a lot of cool stuff over my 25-plus years as a photojournalist. Ten U.S. Open golf tournaments, Four Masters Tournaments and played Augusta National. I have gone up in 2 blimps for shoots and ridden with game wardens in those cool little helicopters. I covered protests and Presidential speeches and have met countless famous people

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Shenandoah Lanes Pete Marovich

Me, Jenny and Smokin’ Joe

One of the best things about being a photojournalist is having the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. From the everyday working stiff to the rich and famous. Back in October  2006 I was planning on attending the NPPA’s Flying Short Course in Philadelphia. A few days before I was to leave I was in

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To Crop or Not to Crop

When it comes to documentary work or photojournalism there is always a healthy debate on cropping an image. Sports is a different story. It is still interesting to see and hear photographer’s reactions on message boards and blogs about sports images that appear in magazines like Sports Illustrated. There is a large group that thinks that just because

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