Photo Essays

Drawing inspiration on the New York Times’s One in 8 Million project, our class created photo essays profiling different individuals in the DC area. From bakers to volleyball players to veterans, DC residents have many unique and interesting stories to tell. The project was shot using DSLR cameras and edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

Divergent Identities: Two 9/11 Stories | By Drew Lawrence

The 9/11 attacks changed the American psyche forever. While the event itself is still burned into the minds of every U.S. citizen alive at the time, each generation remembers the day differently. In 2015, we talked with a WWII Veteran and a young Muslim student and asked them to share their thoughts on the day.

The Story Behind the Story: ‘Prodo at The GW Hatchet’ | By Rachel Smilan-Goldstein

If it’s Sunday, it’s production day – otherwise know as “prodo”– at The GW Hatchet, GW’s independent, student-run newspaper. Copy editor Brandon Lee explains how the paper’s staff comes together every Sunday to produce the Pacemaker-winning weekly paper.

Coffee and Kittens: D.C.’s First Cat Cafe Combines the Best of Both Worlds | By Miriam Smallman

Crumbs & Whiskers, D.C.’s first cat cafe, opened in Georgetown in June. The brainchild of consultant-turned-entrepreneur Kanchan Singh, the cafe is an ideal space for cat lovers to get their feline fix.

A Day in the Life of a Baker | By Ashlyn Frassinelli

For a long time, there were few neighborhood places in Mt. Vernon Square where new residents could sit down, have some coffee and get to know one another. A Baked Joint, from the owners of Georgetown’s Baked and Wired, is doing just that with an added twist – a staff of bakers bake fresh bread every morning, noon and night. This is what it’s like to work in the early morning at a bakery, in the words of A Baked Joint baker Kyle.

GW Student-Athlete Aspires to Join the Navy | By Clare Hymes

Anna Zaccaria is a junior at GW. Whether she is working as a waitress at Tonic or on the track field, she makes time for anyone and anything. Anna is pushed by discipline and an ability to obey the rules. After she graduates Anna plans to join the Navy, something that has always been her guiding light ever since she was young.

Stoney’s Offers Community Happy Hours, Grilled Cheeses | By Jessica Freedman

Stoney’s on L opened only two years ago in Foggy Bottom. The restaurant has become not only home to delicious food, but has become a go-to spot for local young professionals and university seniors. Their happy hour, reverse happy hour, and trivia night are only a few of the fun events they offer. Here, front of the house manager Chrissy Yee, tells us more about how Stoney’s has changed over the years.

The Chocolate Scientist Cooks Up Confections in Old Town Alexandria | By Teniola Ayoola

This is the story of two chocolatiers in Old Town Alexandria. Owner Kim Gustafson has an MBA, but gave up her corporate job to follow her dream of being a food scientist. Her husband, an engineer, helps around the shop – BlüPrint Chocolatiers – during the weekends and keeps things running smoothly.

Kappa Delta Moves into New GW Townhouse | By Ariana Mushnick

Kappa Delta is a national sorority with more than 200,000 members across the country. In fall 2012, Kappa Delta launched a chapter at the George Washington University. Watch a founding member’s story about how the chapter has grown over the last few years.

Norwegian Volleyball Player Adjusts to DC Student Life | By Clare Hymes

Anna Zaccaria is a junior at GW. Whether she is working as a waitress at Tonic or on the track field, she makes time for anyone and anything. Anna is pushed by discipline and an ability to obey the rules. After she graduates Anna plans to join the Navy, something that has always been her guiding light ever since she was young.

Student Styles Fairytale and Fantasy Fashion Show | By Melyssa Granat

A GW student had the opportunity to assist and help style a fashion show for VIP Marriott members that was held at Macy’s at Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, Va. She worked 14 hours straight on tasks including pulling clothes, creating looks, getting measurements, matching looks to models and picking out jewelry and other accessories.

US Men’s National Team Trains at RFK Stadium | By Ben Remaly

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team prepared for their first match since their crushing defeat to Jamaica in the semi-finals of the Gold Cup in July 2015. The U.S. squad had two friendly matches in September to prepare for a chance at redemption as they face Mexico in the CONCACAF Cup. On the line: a ticket to Russia for the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The Perfect Food for College Cooks: Eggs | By Bryana Gold

College life is expensive and, while eating is a daily necessity, it begins to add up. However, a college student on a budget is able to take something simple and make creative recipes – even with eggs. Brittany, a current junior at George Washington University, shows how you can make delicious meals based on this one, inexpensive ingredient.

Behind the Scenes at Jill Stuart, NYFW Spring 2016 | By Sydney Sadick

This photo essay profiles Jill Stuart’s spring/2016 collection at New York Fashion Week. Stuart is an international clothing and accessory designer based in New York City.

So Others Might Eat Employee Pays it Forward | By Matt Gross

So Others Might Eat is a wraparound service provider in D.C. that helps feed the homeless, find jobs for the unemployed and give treatment to those with mental health or substance abuse issues. The focus of this piece was a former service recipient who grew up in the District and was entered into the penal system multiple times for possession related issues. Today, he is a program director at one of So Others Might Eat’s low income housing facilities.