The photo below was among 51 selected out of several hundred submissions in a juried competition sponsored by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities, DC Fotoweek, and DC Counts. The competition celebrates the 2010 census and DC’s quest for statehood, hence the 51 winners. The show is on display at Social Restaurant in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. It will be mounted at the DC Convention Center in September.
The shot was made in my home studio in January 2010. The model is Dilfuza Kasymova. The Hill newspaper covered the reception and used my image as the pictorial. The text identifies me as “fashion and portrait photographer Phil Kogan.”