For the Record Exhibit
April 14, 2016
On April 14, 2016, the Historical Society of Washington, DC hosted the Opening Reception for the For the Record DC exhibit. This annual juried show focuses on memorializing and celebrating the changing landscape of Washington, DC. In addition, it’s a great fundraiser—the Historical Society auctions off the artwork in an online auction to raise money for its educational programs.
I was thrilled when the jurors selected two of my images, Eastern Market and Nationals Park, to be included in the exhibit. I was even more thrilled when I learned that the jurors selected my image Eastern Market as First Place Photograph. What a wonderful honor, especially given the caliber of the show and the quality of the other images. I love this image of Eastern Market as well—I chose to use the doors to frame the image and the large depth of field in hopes that the viewer would experience the feeling of peeking into the historic market. As an artist, I was drawn to the repeated lines and the light in the original scene. I also love the cross section of Washington DC residents in the image—the Capitol Hill neighborhood is a very diverse community, and I wanted to reflect that diversity in my photograph.
If you are in the DC area, please stop by between now and July 16 to see the For the Record exhibit. If you aren’t local, you can still view and bid on the artwork in the show at the Historical Society of Washington DC’s webpage.