Photo Walks Launch D.C. Documentary Efforts This Fall as Part of Street Photography Series

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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.

The Historical Society's began offering photo tours in 2013 including guided photo tours of neighborhoods in each of the District's eight wards. This photo was taken in 2013 during the tour of Park View led by Kent Boese. Credit: Anne McDonough, © Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The Historical Society began offering photo tours in 2013 of neighborhoods in each of the District’s eight wards. Photo of participants in the 2013 tour of Park View led by Kent Boese. Credit: Anne McDonough, © Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Participants and tour guide along the route of the 2013 photo tour of Brightwood. George M. Lightfoot Family Residence, 1329 Missouri Avenue NW. Credit: Anne McDonough, © Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

Participants along the route of the 2013 photo tour of Brightwood. George M. Lightfoot Family Residence, 1329 Missouri Avenue NW. Credit: Anne McDonough, © Historical Society of Washington, D.C.