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Joseph Young Photograph Collection

Object Details

Scope and Contents
Joseph Young photographs date from the early 2000s to 2016 and measure 0.58 linear feet. Mr. Young's images capture the changing neighborhoods of Washington, DC. and represent meaningful documentation of the impact of gentrification from the perspective of a longtime DC resident. The collection includes photographic prints and their corresponding digital file; as well as newspapers and magazines featuring Young's photographs.
Joseph Young photographs date from the early 2000s to 2016 and measure 0.58 linear feet. Mr. Young's images capture the changing neighborhoods of Washington, DC. and represent meaningful documentation of the impact of gentrification from the perspective of a longtime DC resident. The collection includes photographic prints and their corresponding digital file; as well as newspapers and magazines featuring Young's photographs.
Biographical / Historical
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1956 Joseph Young's interest in photography started in the 1970s. He earned a BA in art from the University of the District of Columbia with a focus on photography, as well as a BA in English. While working as a reporter for the Washington Informer in 2006, Young's photograph hobby evolved into a passion for documenting the neighborhood changes he noticed around him. His images have appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, Washington Times, Washington Afro Newspaper, and Washington Informer. Mr. Young was also a grantee of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for his photography series about the homeless in the nation's capital. His photography has been included in a group show at the Gallery O on H in Washington, DC, Gallery 42 at the University of the District of Columbia, and the Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater at American University.
Date
circa 2000s-2016
Extent
160 Photographic prints (12 x 8 inches and 11 x 14 inches.)
160 Digital files (6.04 GB)
Rights
Joseph Young photographs are the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Citation
Joseph Young Photograph Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Joseph Young.
Type
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Digital files
Topic
Gentrification
Urban renewal
Neighborhoods -- Washington, D.C. -- History
Place
Washington (D.C.) -- District of Columbia -- United States
Barry Farms (Washington, D.C.)
Identifier
ACMA.06-128
Finding aid
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