Wednesday, April 29th, is a pretty cool day. It's the day that the Smithsonian opens their exhibit - I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Inauguration - featuring the photography produced for the official inaugural book. The Smithsonian touts the exhibit thusly:
This exhibition features approximately 50 framed color and black-and-white photographs printed by Kodak, highlighting the week-long events surrounding the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Included in the exhibition are photographs by both professional and amateur photographers who recorded events surrounding the peaceful American transfer of power. The photographs on view include selections from the National Museum of American History's new acquisition of 2009 inaugural photographs by leading photojournalists, including David Hume Kennerly, Bob McNeely and Karen Ballard.
The full list of photographers who participated in the book is:
|David Hume Kennerly - Producer and Photographer||Bob McNeely - Producer and Photographer||Matthew Naythons - Producer and Photographer|
|Thomas K. Walker - Creative Director and Photographer||Karen Ballard - Photographer||Andre Chung - Photographer|
|Daniel Cima - Photographer||Anne Day - Photographer||Hector Emanuel - Photographer|
John Francis Ficara - Photographer
|Gil Garcetti - Photographer||John Harrington - Photographer|
|Sam Kittner - Photographer||Pete Marovich - Photographer||Greg Mathieson - Photographer|
|Paul Morse - Photographer||Daniel Rosenbaum - Photographer|
Mark Sennet - Photographer
|Pete Souza - Photographer||Bruce Talamon - Photographer||Clarence Williams - Photographer|
The exhibit opens today, Wednesday, and runs through July 12th, 2009. One name you might note up there is yours truly, and it was an honor to be a part of the team.
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