The Historical Society of Washington DC is holding a summer Urban Photography series that will feature photography workshops and walking tours throughout the city.
Photography is key in recording visual history by documenting changes in DC neighborhoods block-by-block over many decades. Photos taken by participants in these workshop-tours will be featured in an online exhibit later this year. Also the new images may be added to the the current collection of over 100,000 photographs that illustrate the history of Washington.
While the first tour of the Southwest neighborhood in August filled up immediately, Collections Manager Anne McDonough said that The Historical Society plans to hold more in the future.
The aim, she stated, is threefold: “To introduce our historic photo collections to those who don’t know them, to capture for posterity neighborhoods around the city at a point in time, and to inspire photographers (pro and amateur alike) to continue to document their city and consider The Historical Society a possible repository for their work, to be held in trust for future generations of researchers.”
To follow these events and to learn more about this project, visit on the web http://www.historydc.org/events/photoseries.aspx or https://twitter.com/DCHistory or https://www.facebook.com/historydc
By Sheila Wickouski

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