Arts
Ben’s new mural
March 6th, 2017
There's a new mural going up at Ben's Chili Bowl today and tomorrow.  Ben's famous mural which included Barack Obama and Bill Cosby was painted over last month, and Ben's is asking for customer participation to decide the figures that will be part of a future mural.  But in the meantime, this new mural will be up for about four months, bringing vibrant colors and love, hope, peace, and unity to U St.  The work is designed by Cory Stowers, a prominent local muralist and founder of The Double Down Kings (you can see more of his work on Instagram@rockcreeklee).  Stowers also created the great mural of Paul Robeson on U St. which was installed a couple of years ago.
I'm a D.C. native, but have only been taking photos for about five years. Even in that time, I've seen so many changes in D.C., and am increasingly interested in photographing the things in D.C. that are temporary or may be demolished, and the people who interact with the city. When I'm not out photographing, I'm a web developer.