I remember feeling like I had become a bonafide street photographer in 2015 after spending nearly 24-hours on the streets of Washington DC taking pictures and posting one every hour to Instagram. This was for the annual 24 hour project hatched by Renzo Grande and Sam Whittier, New York and California based street photographers.
I decided to stretch my endurance again this year on March 19th, for this year’s 24 hour project. I was the ambassador for Washington DC, and one of nearly 2.800 registered participants in more than 103 countries. The purpose of the project is always to document the human condition. Once again, I spent 24 hours on the streets during this year’s project, sans a 45-minute rest break. In between taking pictures, I also presented an academic paper at George Washington University. Passion overtook my physical limitations. Here are some the photos from my experiences.
Nana Gyesie is a street, travel, portrait and documentary photographer currently based in the Washington DC area with roots in Ghana. He is inspired by stories that are related to the human condition and shifting paradigms. His storytelling is inspired by contemporary photographers such as Renzo Grande, Eros Sana and 365Ken; and legendary photographers such as Gary Winogrand, Martin Parr and James Barnor.