About

The Uncommon District tells stories of D.C. – the humane, the creative, and the flat-out odd – with rich photographic detail.


Editors

Miki Jourdan

Miki concentrates on street and environmental portraits, working to take candid photos that bring out people’s inner humanity and the joys and obstacles they face. Miki also works as a librarian at a non-profit institution. He has lived in Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood since 2001.

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Works in juried shows

  • Exposed DC show: 2019, 2018, 2016
  • Glen Echo The American Dream Revisited show: 2019
  • American Institute of Architects/DC I See DC: 2019
  • Glen Echo United/Divided 2 show: 2018
  • Gallery O on H Street “Unpresidented” show: 2017
  • Exposed DC Crystal City Underground show: 2019, 2017, 2016
  • Glen Echo United/Divided show: 2017
  • Community Collective DC/Capital Fringe show: 2016, 2017
  • National Cathedral/Exposed DC music show: 2016

Published work

  • Contributed to the book UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response (2017)
  • Photos on such DC-area media sites as Capital Weather Gang, DCist, and PoPville.

Volunteer photographer

  • Art All Night DC
  • DC Funk Parade
  • Indy Honor Flight photo team

Victoria Pickering

Victoria is a web developer by day, and a passionate photographer of the D.C. area in her free time.  She specializes in events and street photography, concentrating on the ways that people interact with the cultural, political, and physical environments that they have collectively created for their society.

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Awards

  • Winner, FotoDC Faces of Pride competition: 2016
  • Winner, Kennedy Center/Words Beats & Life Hip Hop festival paint jam photo competition:  2016
  • Top ten, Smithsonian Air & Space international photo contest, military planes: 2016
  • 2nd place, D.C. Historic Society For the Record competition: 2016, 2017
  • Judge’s choice, American Institute of Architects/DC I See DC: 2016

Works in juried shows

  • Exposed DC show:  2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • American Institute of Architects/DC I See DC: 2019, 2017, 2016
  • Glen Echo The American Dream Revisited show: 2019
  • D.C. Historic Society For the Record: 2017, 2016
  • Community Collective show: 2019, 2018, 2017
  • IGDC show at Blind Whino: 2018, 2017
  • Glen Echo United/Divided 2 show: 2018
  • Gallery on O on H – H Street show: 2016
  • D.C. Climate Photo Exhibition: 2016
  • National Cathedral music photography show: 2016
  • Crystal City Underground: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Glen Echo United/Divided show: 2017
  • Glen Echo mobile photography show: 2013

Photographs included in books

  • UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response
  • World Heritage Sites and Living Culture of Indonesia

Volunteer photographer

  • Pride Fund to End Gun Violence
  • Art All Night
  • Funk Parade
  • Catharsis on the Mall

Work has appeared in numerous media sites and magazines, including:

The Atlantic, Scientific American, CNN, NPR, Mashable, USA Today, Good Morning America, Smithsonian Magazine, HGTV, Yahoo News, TechCrunch, Foreign Affairs, Rachel Maddow Show, Canon Europe, Washington-area sites:  (Washingtonian, DCist, PoPville, Georgetown Metropolitan, Greater Greater Washington, and others)

Other

  • Opera Stuttgart – used as the image on programs, posters, and all other promotional material for the opera Wunderzaichen in 2014
  • Huffington Post – named “one of the most inspirational images of 2013”
  • Montgomery County tourist promotion advertisement in Times Square, on the Good Morning America neon sign