The Petworth Library is hosting a “Photos of Petworth” program to create a visual time capsule of the Petworth neighborhood in the summer of 2016. They are inviting Petworth residents to take a photography class and/or just share stories of their daily lives through photography by uploading your awesome "life in Petworth" photos to their shared Flickr group, and they'll include them in the time capsule! The library hopes that your photos "capture an unique time period in a changing neighborhood."
Fifty selected photos will be printed and displayed in a showcase at Petworth Library.
To help you capture amazing photos, the Library is offering two free photography classes for photographers of all levels on June 11th and the 25th. You can register for photography classes online on Eventbrite.
Following the Photos of Petworth exhibit, a photo album will be created for the DC Public Library’s reference collection and photos may also be added to DigDC, their digital repository.
Here's the "Photos of Petworth" schedule:
- Now - July: Upload your photos of Petworth on Flickr
- June 11 and 25 from 10am - 12pm: Learn Street Photography (free photo classes)
- August 11: Showcase
Stay up to date with the Photos of Petworth Facebook Event page.
Photos of Petworth is part of Open Stories. Through poetry, photography and book arts, Open Stories seeks to create and share the diverse stories of our D.C. neighborhoods. Open Stories will provide opportunities for people in the community to make connections through art. This exhibition series is a partnership between DC Public Library and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Curatorial Practice Program.