The protests against President Trump's travel ban on visitors from seven predominately Muslim countries continue. These images are from two candlelight vigils held over the weekend. One was in front of the Lincoln Memorial and other was one that started at the Islamic Center of Washington and ended at the Naval Observatory.
DC Focused has always covered protests but never to the extent that we have in the past two weeks. And there doesn't seem to be any end in sight to the protests against the new administration and its policies. Saturday's outpouring of protest against the Trump ban on immigration from seven Muslim countries was quite impressive, as was the protest against the ban at Dulles International Airport.
The Women's March on Washington promised a big turnout, it over delivered -- bigly. It was one of the biggest marches the District has seen. Though, the planned march had to be abandoned because the event drew three times the 200,000 participants they had anticipated.
At it's heart, this blog is about community. It's the stories of our community that we tell and the community we've built of like-hearted souls who share a love of photography. We're never happier when those two things come together during photo walks and meetups of the DC Focused community.
One of the top locations for street photography in D.C. is U Street. So when a few of us were out walking there one night this week, we were expecting to catch some of the usual action, but it was too cold and there was almost no one on the streets. We then turned to looking inside, and photographed the views through the windows. As we head into the cold days, we can still enjoy street photography even on empty streets.
For the past two years, Nana Gyesie has been photographing the District at night — documenting the conglomerate of energies that converge on U Street, Adams Morgan and DuPont Circle. The project, a mix of candid street photography and portraiture, tells the story of a diverse, young and restless city.