Events,  Protests

Nuclear Summit

D.C. is the stage for many complex events, but the Nuclear Summit that took place yesterday and today has to have been one of the most challenging, with 50 world leaders attending. Several blocks surrounding the Convention Center were blocked off with high security fencing, with police and tanks manning the entrance points. It was eerily quiet walking around the perimeter, with no cars in the usually heavily-trafficked area.
 
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Meanwhile, a couple of blocks away at McPherson Square, Ground Zero staged a protest against nuclear weapons, complete with a life-sized blowup of a weapon.
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All images © Victoria Pickering

I'm a D.C. native, but have only been taking photos for about five years. Even in that time, I've seen so many changes in D.C., and am increasingly interested in photographing the things in D.C. that are temporary or may be demolished, and the people who interact with the city. When I'm not out photographing, I'm a web developer.