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D.C. is often portrayed as a land of monuments and politicians. We want to show you something more. These are the stories that matter to us — about the city, its people, and the lives they lead — sometimes joyous, sometimes sad, often messy, but always interesting.

Photographing while social distancing, part 4

Isolation presents a challenge for photographers. We are distant from many of the people who inspire us, or who are often the subjects of our photos. Faces are masked. The streets seem sparse, unfamiliar, or even otherworldly. But this isolation also presents opportunities to view our neighborhoods in new ways, experiment with different styles or…

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Masks are the new normal

It has been nine weeks since SARS-CoV-2 created sweeping changes to daily life throughout D.C., with a stay-home order that limited activity outside the home and recommendations to physically distance from people outside your quarantine pod. During that nine-week eternity, masks have been recommended, advised, required to enter a business establishment, or not required at…

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Duck, Duck, Goose

In these difficult times, respite can be found in the natural world, which continues on without knowledge of the pandemic. We have been taking special pleasure in watching the ducklings in local ponds, who are so incredibly cute as they grow and learn.

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Now and Then – A Pandemic Photo Project

Capital Hill toy box yard – months apart in 2020 Binge watch another TV series? Learn a new skill? Clean out closets? Scream into the void? Join another zoom call or happy hour? We have all found ways to occupy time when we would normally have been out and about at museums, sports arenas or…

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Photographing while social distancing, part 3

It has been nearly a month since the governments of DC, Maryland, and Virginia issued stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus, and area photographers are doing their best to capture moments within the constraints of the “new normal.” Some take a photojournalistic approach: showing the masked faces, deserted streets, and empty shelves that were once…

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Missing the sounds of Batala

D.C. is eerily quiet these days, and one of the sounds we miss the most is the vibrant drumming of Batala, heard at almost all D.C. festivals, marches, and parades. ©Miki Jourdan Batala’s mission is “to empower women through drumming and expose people to Brazil’s dynamic Afro­ Bahian culture and Samba ­Reggae music.” It’s a…

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