Photography: Baltimore and Washington D.C. 6/27/18 – 6/28/18

Photography: Baltimore and Washington D.C. 6/27/18 – 6/28/18

If you follow me through my various social media accounts, you’d know that I was in Baltimore, MD for business meetings related to my day job. But I also was able to see my cousin Lisa for a few hours and spend the better part of a day in D.C. as a tourist before heading back to New York to photograph shows. Unsurprisingly, whenever I’m doing business travel, I make sure that whenever and wherever possible that I fit in some sort of tourist time wandering around and exploring something.

As a writer, I had to make sure that I made a stop at Edgar Allan Poe’s grave, which is coincidentally now part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore‘s campus.

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Before my trip, I consultant the old Google Machine to see what I could check out while in D.C. and one of the things that came up was the Blind Whino Southeast D.C. Arts Club, a building that from what I understand is one of the District’s most Instagrammable buildings — and once you see photos, you’ll see why.

I also had to make a much-needed stop at the National Portrait Gallery to see Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald‘s portrait of Michelle Obama, two of the most popular paintings in the National Portrait Gallery. With only a few hours in town, I didn’t have a chance to see as much as I would have liked to; but what I did see was amazing.

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Bust of Booker T. Washington, National Portrait Gallery.
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The first Black Congressmen and Representatives, National Portrait Gallery.

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Silhouettes by Kumi Yamashita, National Portrait Gallery.

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LL Cool J, by Kehinde Wiley, National Portrait Gallery.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. National Portrait Gallery.

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For these photos and more, check out the following Flickr sets here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeiXKuu and https://flic.kr/s/aHsmeiZbHo

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