Starting out as a street photographer as the world goes a bit mad.

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Women’s March, New York, January 2018

We’re coming to the end of a four-year presidential term and also four years of protests, the likes of which we haven’t seen in the United States in 50 years. As a street photographer in Washington, DC, I’ve documented much of it, starting the day after Trump’s inauguration with the first Women’s March in January 2017, through Biden’s election this November and the subsequent MAGA rally.

Four years ago is also about the time I started doing street photography. Although I’d been a huge fan literally since childhood, I never took up the challenge of shooting in the street myself until then. I didn’t know it was a genre and that there was a whole universe of people doing it and sharing their work online. So it’s easy for me to remember how long I’ve been a part of the Women in Street community — it’s been exactly one presidential administration. Shortly after participating in the first Women’s March, Casey found some of my photos from that day on Instagram, which I’d taken with my phone, and asked if she could include three of them in the march-themed gallery that month called “Pretty in Pink.” …

Marci Lindsay

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