Adams Morgan Day Street Festival!
Spend the afternoon learning Street Photography at the Adams Morgan Day Street Festival!
For 45 years, Adams Morgan Day has been a family-friendly celebration with music, art and activities for all ages. The Day is planned entirely by volunteers, and as Washington, DC’s longest running neighborhood festival, they welcome residents and visitors alike to meet their neighborhood businesses, artists, and service organizations. It takes place all along 18th Street and adjoining side-streets in the Adams Morgan district of DC.
Instructors Alain Gutierrez and WPS Director E. David Luria have been invited to teach a special one-time safari at the annual Adams Morgan Day Street Festival! This afternoon-long event will feature dancing in the streets, song groups, artisan displays, soccer and flag football clinics for kids, games, live music entertainment, face painting, and story-telling – in short, many great opportunities to take exciting people-oriented photos that are good training for your travels! We have room for 12 people and Alain and David will then divide the safari into two groups of 6 photographers so that each person gets as much personal hands-on instruction as possible.
The best pictures that you take will be shared with the Festival for their future promotion work!
- Extra memory cards
- Extra charged battery
- Accessories such as filters
- Weather appropriate clothing
Meet at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Kalorama Road, NW. No street parking is available – the closes METRO is Woodley Park on the Red Line, which connects to Adams Morgan by Circulator Bus.
Alain Gutierrez is a professional photographer from Cuba, with a degree in journalism from the University of Havana who has been working as a photographer and writer for more than 18 years in Havana. Of his work, Alain says: I spend most of my time photographing the daily life I see around me. I am living now in a time of great change in my country, and I believe it is important for me to document what I see and share it with the rest of the world.
E. David Luria is founder and director of the Washington Photo Safari, which has trained over 40,000 amateur photographers – an average of 5 people every day, 365 days a year, since it was founded in 1999. Trained in Paris by a protégé of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mr. Luria is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Society of Photographic Educators and has had his images of DC appear in over 100 publications, calendars, and postcards and on 30 magazine covers.