D.C., a District of Change through a photographer’s lens

Bill Crandall
Vantage
Published in
3 min readNov 11, 2023

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(Originally published in the Washington Post Magazine, July 23, 2015)

Photos and text by Bill Crandall

What has always interested me most are places in transition, where the past is still hanging around like vapor and the future is brightening but uncertain. After years of photographing across post-communist Eastern Europe, I came to realize that Washington DC had some commonalities with, say, Warsaw: boosterish expectations tempered by the past and physical changes to the cityscape that were not always in…

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Bill Crandall
Vantage

Photographer and educator. Exploring how art and stories can take us forward. Carrying the fire.