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Sankofa - Looking Back to Move Forward - 3D virtual exhibition by Washington DC: City of Interest, City of Change

Sankofa - Looking Back to Move Forward

The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.

A March on Washington, Riots, National Guard Occupation, Parades, Marching Bands, Beauty and Fashion. All of these themes could be taken from today’s headlines or be the lead story on the Nightly News. However, this gallery will support the fact that history does repeat itself. Four photographers, contemporaries of Edward Fletcher are featured in this gallery. While their subject matter is not new to some of us, the messages are still the same. We have the same protests, marches, parades today as we did over seventy years ago. Take a moment to compare today’s themes, technology, style and technique as you look back in time, with the future in mind.

Washington DC: City of Interest, City of Change, is a photographic compendium curated from past and present club members and compiled into seven exciting virtual galleries and represents the works of thirty-three photographers. The goal of the exhibit is to keep our experiences and perspective on history from being lost. Take time and visit all of the galleries in the virtual exhibit and mark your calendars to join us for the upcoming Lecture Series as well.

Galleries:
The Edward Fletcher Photo Collection: Select Images that Reflect Pride in community and Perseverance and Character

DC Lifestyles: Music, Celebrations, Sports and Festivals

Voices of the People: Politics, Protest and Religion

DC: A Place for Everyone People, Street Life and Culture

A City in Motion: Landscapes and Destinations

Soul of the City:DC Landmarks Around Us

• Sankofa: Looking Back to Move Forward

This show runs from February 11, 2021, to March 20, 2021.

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