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Documenting DC: Street Photography (Architecture) Workshop (Sponsored by the DC History Center)

February 20, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Roy Sewall and Joel Hoffman

Street photography – and architectural photography specifically – has long been key to documenting Washington’s history in real time. With photography more accessible than ever, anyone can participate in capturing the ever-changing city for future generations. 

In March 2020 the DC History Center signed the deed of gift for the first completely “born-digital” collection, nearly 2,000 original high-resolution images documenting every structure along 16th Street NW, from the District/Maryland Line at Blair Circle to St. John’s Episcopal Church at Lafayette Square. This collection was a passion project for photographers Roy Sewall and Joel Hoffman, who conducted 26 photo shoots from 2011 through 2019.

Now Sewall and Hoffman will share their expertise with you in a DC History Center online workshop on street photography, architectural photography, and photographic surveys. After a brief presentation on their 16th Street project, the instructors will provide tips on conducting a photographic survey, offer feedback on your photos, and answer questions.

This workshop is open to photographers of all levels of experience.

For more information about this event go to the DC History Center website.

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