Posts tagged photography

Robert H. McNeill (1917-2005)

December 19, 2017, marks the centennial of the birth of photographer Robert H. McNeill. Pictured here in a self-portrait from 1940, McNeill was born in Washington, D.C., in 1917. Known for his crisp photographs of life in Washington, McNeill forged an expansive career. He was lauded for his ability to capture the humanity and vitality of […]

Archiving Digital Photography

Archiving Digital Photography

This workshop offers tips on how to organize your digital photography files,  identify best practices for digital storage, and highlight resources that can help digitize your analog photographs, such as the DCPL Memory Lab. Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division and […]

For the Record: Picturing D.C. to open at the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried exhibit For the Record (Nov. 9, 2017 to March 2018) documents D.C.’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists. The exhibit will be presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum in Foggy Bottom while the Historical Society awaits the […]

Palisades Photo Walk

Grab your camera (or cameraphone) and join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., for a guided photo walk of Ward 3’s Palisades Neighborhood, led by professional tour guide, author, and performer Dwane Starlin. Meeting location to be announced; both the beginning and end points of the walk are accessible via public transportation. This isn’t your typical […]

The Forgotten History of U Street

The Forgotten History of U Street

Vintage photos of Black Broadway, the hub of commercial, intellectual, and cultural life for African Americans in D.C. from the 1920s to the 1950s. By Briana Thomas | Washingtonian Magazine, February 12, 2017 Read Briana Thomas’ article.

District II: Photographing Change in the Nation’s Capital

District II: Photographing Change in the Nation’s Capital

On the Kojo Nnamdi Show | Aired Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Listen to this edition of the Kojo Nnamdi Show 

DISTRICT II Walking Tour: Billy Luck’s Downtown

Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and photographer and architectural history raconteur Chris Earnshaw for a stroll and discover the people, places and scenes of bygone downtown D.C. This gently paced 90-minute walking tour will begin and end outside the west entrance to the National Building Museum; participants are encouraged to visit the related […]

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

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

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 […]

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

Preview: Exposed DC at Carnegie Library

By Elisabeth Grant | DCist, March 7, 2016 Read Elisabeth Grant’s article.