Tour 4: Chocolate City RIP: A Changing D.C. through the Photographer’s Lens

June 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Session Type: ARTventure

In this tour, led by photographer Steven M. Cummings, you’ll be led through some of Washington, D.C.’s historically African-American neighborhoods that have experienced significant displacement and development. Cummings, whose Chocolate City RIP project has documented the transformation of these communities for 30 years, will share his photography portfolio and talk about the shifts in these communities—particularly the loss of formal and informal cultural spaces—and how the African-American community has responded.

Preparation: All tours will leave from the hotel. Transportation is provided to and from the hotel. Attendees should plan to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Tours will take place regardless of weather, so dress appropriately. Bring a camera or phone to capture and share your experience.