The USS Barry has been a prominent sight on the Anacostia River for the last 31 years, but it is soon to be turned into scrap. That’s because it is becoming land-locked once construction starts on the replacement for the nearby Frederick Douglass Bridge. The current bridge has a swing span that will open to … Continue reading USS Barry
Catharsis on the Mall: A Vigil for Healing the Drug War was a two-day ceremony on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The highlight was the burning of the Temple of Essence. The temple was the work of Michael Verdon. Here is how the temple looked when it was finished and getting ready to be … Continue reading Catharsis on the Mall
The new National Museum of African American History and Culture had its first event last night. Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom was a ceremony to kick off the countdown to the museum’s opening next fall. The view of the building was partially blocked by the construction equipment and the grandstand for the invited guests for the … Continue reading Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom
After two years of renovations, the Renwick has re-opened with an amazing new show. Called WONDERS, the show has nine site-specific works that each fill an entire room of the gallery. These photos were taken during one of the parties previewing the re-opening. For the gala, there were entertainers both inside the museum and outside … Continue reading The Renwick reopens
Side Yards was a festival of side show acts at Yards Park, on Nov. 7th.
The Million Mask March is a protest movement with demonstrations worldwide every November 5th since 2011. These photos are from this year’s D.C. demonstration in front of the White House.
Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is celebrated on November 1st, in ceremonies remembering and reverencing lost family members and friends. In D.C., the festival was in Lamont Park in Mount Pleasant. Here are scenes from it: I went with a group from D.C. Focused, and we had a challenge to take … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos
The High Heel Race is pretty much my favorite event of the year. While the race lasts just seconds, the two hours before are filled with creativity parading up and down 17th St.
The Brass Connection played on Sunday at the Adams Morgan PorchFest, and they were absolutely terrific.
The 1524 Shootout competition is an annual competition that announces a theme and gives photographers 24 hours to submit a set of 5 photos on that theme. I entered the competition for the first time this year. The theme was “Movement.” Here are the photos I entered: As you can see, these are all photos … Continue reading 1524 Shootout