Photo Friday: Photos of Photos of LBJ, Bobby Kennedy, and a world upside down in 1968 and 1972, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Photos of Photos of LBJ, Bobby Kennedy, and a world upside down in 1968 and 1972, Washington, DC USA

It’s an amazing opportunity to touch (with gloves) the actual contact sheets and photographs documenting the destruction and delayed/denied renaissance of Washington, DC in 1968 as captured by the photographers of US News and World Report. The entire collection is housed at the Library of Congress (@LibraryCongress) and my visit was a follow-up from what …

Photo Friday: DC Alley Museum, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: DC Alley Museum, Washington, DC USA

Just another day in the most inclusive city in the world (Washington, DC). Lisa Marie Thalhammer, “Love,” 2017 Photo taken in the DC Alley Museum see, www.facebook.com/dcalleymuseum/. I was actually at the opening of the DC Alley Museum in 2015, when I also had a fancy camera(™) with me, prior to the installation of these …

Photo Friday: We’wha, Astronaut Sally Ride, on the LGBTQ Rainbow Honor Walk, San Francisco, CA USA

Photo Friday: We'wha, Astronaut Sally Ride, on the LGBTQ Rainbow Honor Walk, San Francisco, CA USA

The photographs above were taken by me in San Francisco, CA this week (I break the rule of Washington, DC only for significant sightings 🙂 ), where I got to see the brand new additions to the Rainbow Honor Walk (@RainbowWalkSF). I immediately recognized We’wha because I was introduced to them previously via the work …

Photo Friday: The Washington Monument, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: The Washington Monument, Washington, DC USA

From time to time I borrow a fancy camera(™) to see what the photographic possibilities are, and usually there are possibilities, but I also believe that the human brain is a much better piece of equipment. In any event, this is a shot of the Washington Monument, with a few other classic Washington, DC shots …

Photo Friday: Vietnam Women’s Memorial, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Vietnam Women's Memorial, Washington, DC USA

265,000 women served during the Vietnam war, all of them volunteers, most were nurses. This memorial is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (@VVMF), which is celebrating its 35th year this year. There’s an excellent narrative of the history of the memorial online that you can read here. This memorial will celebrate its 24th year …

Photo Friday: Images of Gender Equity, Washington, DC USA (and beyond)

Photo Friday: Images of Gender Equity, Washington, DC USA (and beyond)

I’m not that smart and my ideas are not that unique, which is why I always carry a camera with me 🙂 . This week’s photograph and related photos are from Washington, DC (of course) and beyond, regarding issues of gender equity that have come into view recently. I have found that in working to …

Photo Friday: Washington, DC Night Lights

Photo Friday: Washington, DC Night Lights

This week’s photograph was taken from the roof of a new building The Hepburn (@TheHepburnDC), which is adjacent to a very famous building, the Washington, DC Hilton. Both structures have figured prominently in LGBTQ history in Washington; The Hepburn on this night was hosting the volunteers of Washington, DC’s Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) which includes Capital …

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and the Ancestors – Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: With the Spirits and the Ancestors - Washington, DC USA

This week’s photgraph was taken (obviously) on the National Mall, in front of the Washington Monument, on a day that I was renting a fancy camera to see what it could do (life is one big experiment). In the end, I decided the camera wasn’t as fancy as others said it was; however, I was …

Video Friday: The Unhealthy Dichotomy in the way Fats and Vegetables are Messaged Today: Oprah vs Science

Video Friday: The Unhealthy Dichotomy in the way Fats and Vegetables are Messaged Today: Oprah vs Science

Two very different health messages – who’s right? I am struck by Oprah Winfrey’s (@Oprah) new commercial for Soup, part of a branded collection of foods, where it is made clear what the problem in the American diet is – fat – as shown by a large block of cheese followed by a more healthy …

Photo Friday: Thanks for publishing, DCist, and the future doesn’t create itself

Photo Friday: Thanks for publishing, DCist, and the future doesn't create itself

Thanks for publishing my photograph @DCist, celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC). It’s also this week’s photo friday, as a reminder that the future doesn’t create itself. Speaking of creating the future, I got to visit the museum and took the photograph below with colleague …