Fink is best known for his black-and-white photographs of Hollywood parties and their attending personalities. Turning that eye to Washington, he captured the glitz and glamor of the Inaugural Ball, the H.O.P.E. Inaugural Youth Ball, and the African American Church Ball.
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Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart/National Geographic/Getty.