Arts

POW! WOW! is back

Story and Photos by Victoria Pickering

For the second year, POW! WOW! has come to NoMa.  It’s a week-long festival of culture, with famous mural artists painting large creations across the area.  In a couple of days, you can see the finished murals, but if you go now you may get to see some artists at work.  These photos are from Saturday, when many of the murals were partway completed.

All images © 2017 Victoria Pickering

Mural by @itsaliving
Mural by Martin Swift
Mural on Patterson St.
Mural by @kimchijuicexyz
Mural by @itsaliving

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.