This week’s photograph was taken outside the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl, on U Street at sunset, officially in the Shaw neighborhood.
A recent analysis of this part of Washington, DC by Tracy Hadden Loh, PhD (@busysparrow) showed this as both walkable and equitable (and still with important challenges). What’s not to love.
Out of 60 in-person tests conducted across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, 75 percent of gender identity testers experienced adverse, differential treatment compared to their cis-gendered counterparts. Adverse differential treatment included differences in quality, quantity or content of services provided to the testers.
Similarly, of the 60 tests, 40 percent of gender identity testers experienced a negative interaction, including but not limited to verbal harassment, rude service, refusal to assist and being followed by an employee or security.
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 …
2016.08.18 DC Sky over Shaw – Washington DC USA 35555
Sky/Clouds, useful for photoshop projects. Washington, DC USA
Above and below in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington
Washington, DC, leads the nation in something else awesome – senior (neighborhood) villages. I kept thinking of all the other groups who could benefit from villages…
A few people have been educating me about the Village “Thing.” (It’s not a place, it’s a concept – The Pasadena Village)
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 👍 👍.
Thanks for publishing my photo, Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash), in the attached piece.
The comments on the piece show a diversity of opinions of what people think a changing neighborhood should be and who belongs there.