Every couple weeks I head out to another DC neighborhood and write up a profile for the Where We Live feature, but here’s an even cooler way to learn about neighborhoods: the National Building Museum sponsors a summer outreach program for DC kids in which participants get to document DC neighborhoods through photographs and creative writing. Investigating Where We Live is an annual program for children ages 12 to 16, where the kids get some training in photography and then set out in teams to document different neighborhoods. Their work is then put on display at the National Building Museum.
The kids from this summer’s IWWL focused on three DC neighborhoods: Columbia Heights, Shaw, and U Street. Head over to the National Building Museum to see their takes on these neighborhoods before January. And check out the IWWL student blog to hear from the kids firsthand– these are some very talented young people, and I can’t wait to check out their work. Continue reading