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Wild Seeds of the Soufside

Photographs by Dee Dwyer

Phillips@THEARC Exhibition

Free / In-Person

Free; no reservation required. 

This exhibition will be on view at Phillips@THEARC, 1801 Mississippi Ave, SE, Washington, DC.

Black and white photograph of women playing double dutch on the street

About the Artist

Dee Dwyer is a photographer from Southeast DC, anointed by her community as “The Visual Voice for the People.” Her goal is to show all aspects of human life—to “show the world what it’s made of”—through her raw and compelling images. A lifelong lover of photography, Dwyer earned a BFA in filmmaking and digital production. In 2021 Dwyer gave a TEDx talk in collaboration with the University of Washington titled “Putting Humanity First within the Media Industry.” Her work has been shown in exhibitions at PhotoSCHWEIZ, Photoville, Catchlight, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, The Martin Luther King Jr. Library, among many others, and featured in publications such as Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BET, The Guardian, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stone, NPR, DCist, WAMU, National Geographic, and more. Dwyer was one of i-D magazine’s “20 photographers who defined 2020.” She received the Society of Professional Journalist Dateline Award for an online feature and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. Dee Dwyer lives and works in Washington, DC.