Photo Friday: Kenilworth - Parkside, Washington, DC USA - A dose of beauty and innovation

Photo Friday: Kenilworth – Parkside, Washington, DC USA – A dose of beauty and innovation

I’ve never been to Kenilworth-Parkside in Washington, DC, until I was brought there, by the Wright Center Family Medicine Residency (@WrightGME) to give a didactic on being a transgender ally (see more info about that presentation, including slides, here).

I’m always curious, so I mapped the population vulnerability data for this neighborhood, and it is vulnerable, 42 % poverty rate, 28 % people without high school diplomas.

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Photo Friday: Stranger Lives, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Stranger Lives, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is of beautiful photography, currently on display at the American University Katzen Arts Center (@AUMuseum_Katzen).

Stranger Lives, is a photographic typology of sunbathing New Yorkers on the stretch of sand between Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

The 40 life sized images on display at the Katzen Art Center …

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Photo Friday: Good Morning America. A sense of belonging on 14th and U. Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Good Morning America. A sense of belonging on 14th and U. Washington, DC USA

I took this photograph at dawn, near historic 14th Street, NW and U Street, NW. I was intrigued by this post on Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash) that used a photo that I took of the changing/”modernizing” of 14th Street, NW, and the comments on the piece. They caused me to want to show a different version of the street, the version that I see early mornings. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA

I don’t do any commissioned work or accept payment for photography (and I didn’t this time either), however, I agreed to do a profile of the H Street NE neighborhood for local metropolitan blog/resource UrbanTurf (@UrbanTurf).

This street is going to look nothing like this in 2 years. It’s now being destroyed for the third time in 48 years (the first was following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.). This version will hopefully be sustainable, inclusive, healthy 👍 👍.

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Photo Friday: No Longer Obsolete, Logan Circle, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: No Longer Obsolete, Logan Circle, Washington, DC USA

As the title of the post says, this neighborhood and the ones surrounding it were deemed “obsolete” by the then The National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1950, with the recommendation that they be completely be re-faced. (Was your neighborhood “obsolete” in 1950? – Greater Greater Washington). These neighborhoods were supposed to be destroyed by a grand highway (they weren’t). They were supposed to be skipped over for Metro access (they weren’t due to community activism). They were supposed to be neglected by city administrators who lived in places very far away, with different ideas about diversity and inclusion (they were). Continue reading→

Photo Friday: About the Future, It Arrived

Photo Friday: About the Future, It Arrived

Celebrating the people who volunteered to make Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) in the nation’s capital a huge success this year. That includes Capital TransPride of course (@CapitalTransPride).

Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic) for being a platinum sponsor of both events.

Washington, DC is not just the nation’s capital. It’s the capital of a world learning to love better. It’s why we’re here. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Sunset over the Silicon Wadi, Herzliya Beach, Israel

Photo Friday: Sunset over the Silicon Wadi, Herzliya Beach, Israel

Several people have asked me if I photoshopped this. I took it at sunset at the beach at Herzliya, Israel (@CityofHerzliya), which is a central part of the “Silicon Wadi” (Hebrew for “Silicon Valley”), where some/most of the largest tech companies in the world operate. If you’re using a computer to read this, the microprocessor inside it was likely designed in Israel. Continue reading→