Investigating Where We Live: Recapturing Shaw's Legacy at national Building Museum Monday, August 12

Due to an editing error, this pick originally contained a misleading photo; the image came from the previous exhibition in the museum's "Investigating Where We Live" series and depicted a home in Anacostia.

With its sparkling new library, revamped community center, new eateries, and pending town center project, Shaw looks radically different than it did at the beginning of this century. In all likelihood, it will be a much wealthier neighborhood in just a few years—with many of its lower-income residents eventually either bearing witness to a dramatic change of scenery, or at worst, getting displaced entirely. So for its “Investigating Where We Live” program, the National Building Museum invited some of Shaw’s youngest residents to explore and document their evolving neighborhood. Every summer, D.C. Public School students in grades 7–12 spend two days a week at the museum learning camera techniques. Later, using a combination of research and their own journal entries, they create a photography exhibition dedicated to their neighborhood. The results show a place as its residents, not house-flippers, see it.

The exhibit is on view Mondays to Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to June 8, 2014, at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $5–$8. (202) 272-2448.

Our Readers Say

Why show a picture of a house on MLK Ave SE in an announcement about Shaw's Legacy?
I would also like to know why a house in SE is pictured for a article about an area in NW
Apparently the "young photographers" are wandering the streets of SE...I'm sure it's nothing to worry about
Good eyes y'all! The photo is from last year's exhibition, "Investigating Where We Live: Connecting with Anacostia." There was a photo mix up that will hopefully be sorted out. Equally amazing photos in the new exhibition about Shaw, hope you have the time to check it out.
Thanks for updating the photo!

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