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The America We Elected

Gwenaelle Gobe

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Produced by: Gwenaelle Gobe

On January 21st, hundreds of thousands of Americans traveled to Washington D.C. for President Obama's second Inauguration. I was among them to celebrate the event. Here are some of the people I met. These photos follow a set I took at the first Inauguration in 2009 as well as photos I took on the election night in November; I plan to continue attending every Inauguration in the future in order to document the type of people who gather for this event. I call the series "The America We Elected" because I am interested in focusing on the faces of the people in the crowd rather than the main spectacle shown in the media; it is interesting to think about how the faces would be different given a different outcome in the election. For instance, we are looking at radiantly happy people and strangers bonding together with a shared sense of hope, but we can imagine alternate situations where the people I would have encountered might have been angry protestors, or just entirely different demographics of the population. The main thrust of the project is to capture reality as it is and present this little seen aspect to a larger audience. The photos are unmanipulated, spontaneous, and captured on film by a Rolleiflex camera. More…


Inauguration Map

USA Today

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Produced by: Joshua Hatch, Dave Evans, Chad Palmer, Anne Carey, Denny Gainer

This interactive map shows not just the presidential parade route, but also provides images and information about every building along the National Mall, video interviews, 360-degree panoramas, details about the inaugural stage and presidential reviewing stand, and information about security and resources available to those attending the inauguration of Barack Obama. More…


Anticipating Obama's Inauguration on a City Block in Washington

The New York Times

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Produced by: Amy O'Leary, Nancy Donaldson, Monica Evanchik, Zach Wise and Graham Roberts

Residents of one Washington city block, where two churches for decades symbolized the nation's racial divide, come together to open their doors to a nation on Inauguration Day. More…


A Closer Look at the Inaugural Ceremony

The New York Times

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Produced by: Fred R. Conrad, Matt Ericson, Farhana Hossain, Tom Jackson, Robert Pear and Derek Willis

Zoom in on the inaugural platform by double-clicking on the photo or using the tool below. You can also confirm the identity of several of people within the photo. More…


Reader Photos of Obama's Inauguration

The New York Times

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Produced by: The New York Times Staff

Photos from NYTimes.com readers in Washington and around the world. More…


For Georgia High School Band, a Bus Ride to History

The New York Times

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Produced by: David Walter Banks, Catrin Einhorn

The Blue Eagle marching band rode from Austell, Ga., to play in the inaugural parade. More…


Inauguration Day

The New York Times

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Produced by: The New York Times Staff

An interactive map of the swearing-in and parade, with schedule and transportation information. More…


Inaugural Words - 1789 to the Present

The New York Times

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Produced by: The New York Times Staff

A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses. The most-used words in each address appear in the interactive chart below, sized by number of uses. Words highlighted in yellow were used significantly more in this inaugural address than average. More…


In The Moment: Witnessing Barack Obama's Historic Inauguration

The Washington Post

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Produced by: Travis Fox, Ben Dela Cruz and Staff

An overview of the inauguration of the 44th President from voices from DC and elsewhere. More…