I was fortunate to be able to go down to DC for the inauguration festivities. There’s something to be said about being amongst the crowds at a time like this. I brought my camera everywhere but the photos became more of a documentation of what was going on and less strong visual images; proof again that I am not a photojournalist. I did manage to see two photo exhibits that I would recommend to anyone in the DC area. The first was at the National Portrait Gallery. Aside from seeing the original iconic Shepard Fairey acquisition, there is an exhibit there titled Portraiture Now: Feature Photography featuring the works of KATY GRANNAN, JOCELYN LEE, RYAN MCGINLEY, STEVE PYKE, MARTIN SCHOELLER, and ALEC SOTH.

The second exhibit was at the Corcoran Gallery, and while not free like 90% of the museums in DC, was totally worth it. The exhibit, Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power is an astounding collection of five decades of work from one of the great masters. I have been a huge fan of Avedon since day one.avedonobama



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