LGBTQ Civil Rights.

One of the most outstanding points of political progress in DC, has been its civil rights efforts. I was found especially intriguing to spot at the Elizabeth Taylor Medical center,14th  Street NW, an LGBTQ flag.  Not everyone would necessarily agree with all of the changes that DC has gone through. With more background on who Whitman-Walker […]

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Another High Rise.

  A very large, modern looking building on 14th Street. Appears to be a result of gentrification.One of the first things I wanted to document was anything that reflected the most obvious change in the city, and its socio-political implications.The most obvious example of the city having been shaped to a newer audience are the […]

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A Holistic Overview of How the District’s History Connects with Modern DC AB 7&8

Exhibit: Heller, Christopher. “Have You Seen Michael Horsley’s Photos of a Blighted D.C.? Probably.” washingtoncitypaper.com, 28 August 2013. In his piece, Christopher Heller provides an overview of the photography work that photographer Michael Horsley had done, specifically during the 80s crack epidemic. The piece begins with describing the corner of 14th and T  in which Horsley […]

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The Gimmick Continued.

  To get an even better understanding of the common aesthetic; I looked at yet another coffee shop Peet’s Coffee. This particular place, however, is a chain dating back to the 60’s. Unlike the 2000s founded Dulcezza, this is representative of the original ‘hipster’ look. It appears that this aesthetic is partly of the cafe […]

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The Trendy Health Gimmick

 Here is a glaring example of visual rhetoric. Instead of selling conventional retail soda, other drinks, Dolcezza is owning a gimmick of being ‘organic’ or ‘homemade’, and ‘hip’ through the presentation. Most glaring yet is the juice drinks that give off a facade as of being healthy through a fruit/vegetable ‘front’. In addition, more of the […]

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