Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States

By: ralphbarrera

Nov 05 2008


Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:35mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N


University of Texas Democrats cheer President-elect Barack Obama as he addresses his hometown crowd in Chicago live on television after he defeated John McCain in a historic landslide election. Clockwise from center, Andy Jones, Jess Faerman, Elennore Knox, Jeremy Yager, and Emma Vernon show a variety of emotion as they realize their dream in electing the country’s first African-American president. 

Student officers Zack Hall, Jeremy Yager and Andy Jones jump for joy when CNN announced Obama has clinched enough electoral votes to become President.

 President of the University Democrats Zack Hall celebrates their victory with pitchers of beer.

 Andy Jones, Jess Faerman, Elennore Knox, Jeremy Yager, and Emma Vernon listen to Obama’s speech as he says now is the time to heal this country and work together. 

Suporters gather in front of every television to hear the next President of the United States.

 Zack Hall embraces Alejandra Salinas during Obama’s speech after a hard-fought victory celebrated over every college campus in America.

 Emma Vernon cries as she listens to the eloquent words from Barark Obama as he prepares the country for the hard work that lies.

photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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