Grab your camera (or cameraphone) and join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., for a guided photo walk of Ward 8’s Congress Heights, led by Nathan Harrington of Washington Walks! Meeting location provided upon registration.
This isn’t your typical walking tour: Your guide will provide context throughout your time together, but will encourage participants to fan out to document this Ward 8 neighborhood.
The 2-3 hour photo walk, beginning at 10:00 a.m., includes an introduction to the historical context of the neighborhood; an opportunity to engage with a local resident, activist, political representative, or cultural ambassador to provide a contemporary viewpoint; a resource guide to Congress Heights-related collections accessible through the Historical Society’s Kiplinger Research Library; and tips on compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants, future historians, and repositories such as the Historical Society.
All those interested in street photography and/or learning more about Congress Heights are encouraged to participate! Advance registration and ticket purchase required.
This event is part of the Street Photography Series, a slate of instructional workshops and guided photo walks covering all eight of D.C.’s wards. This series is designed to encourage active documentation of contemporary Washington, D.C. with a historical context, and culminates with the Spring 2017 For the Record exhibition at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Support for the guided photo walks is provided in part by Washington Walks.