dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
31 august 1968 & black and yellow butterfly

31 august 1968 & black and yellow butterfly

#OTD-ish 31 August 1968 Phil Portlock, who began, in 1968, what would be a life-long commitment to photography, 'captured' a butterfly with his camera at the National Arboretum.

Today, I am thinking about and in solidarity with the individuals in public and private prisons who are on strike.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members or neighbors visit the Arboretum? What was your favorite spot? Do you have photographs? What do you see in this photograph? How does this photograph make you feel? What is the place of this kind of beauty in our visual memory and understanding of 1968? What kind of flowers are these? You may comment privately here.

Photo courtesy: Phil Portlock, photographer, 1968. Portlock retains copyright of this image.
 

1 september 1968 & 19 students bused from meyer elementary to bannockburn elementary @bethesda

1 september 1968 & 19 students bused from meyer elementary to bannockburn elementary @bethesda

30 August 2018 & color @national arboretum

30 August 2018 & color @national arboretum