This Fall the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will be offering a slate of photo walks as part the Street Photography Series – an effort to encourage active documentation of Washington, D.C. in each of its eight wards. Run as workshops, the photo walks emphasize skills relating to historic documentation, photography and painting while learning about a specific D.C. neighborhood.
Walks in September include Kenilworth (Ward 7) on Saturday, September 10, 2016 led by Carolyn Crouch of Washington Walks and Buzzard Point (Ward 6) on Saturday, September 17, 2016 led by independent tour guide, Hayden Wetzel. Later walks this fall include Burlieth, Congress Heights, Howard Town/Pleasant Plains, and Ivy City.
Participants who take part in the Street Photography Series are encouraged to participate in For the Record – an annual juried exhibition highlighting the culture, architecture, and identity of Washington, D.C., held at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Submissions to the competition will be accepted through January 3, 2017.
First launched in 2013, the Street Photography Series offers unique programs that integrate local history and documentation techniques for capturing D.C.’s changing landscape. To view the full calendar of programs for Street Photography Series, including the Archiving Digital Photography Workshop, through the end of the year please visit our calendar on Eventbrite.