My name is Aboud Dweck, I'm a photographer and native son of Washington, D.C. After 25 years of living in Philadelphia and traveling for my work, I made it back home and started this project. I need your support to publish my book, a gallery of photographs and a bit of hisotry, of Washington D.C.’s iconic buildings, memorials and monuments and what they represent.
This project began when I decided to photograph the Lincoln Memorial before dawn. Finding a spot by the reflecting pool I set up my tripod and waited for sunrise. Nothing delights the eye like dawns’ early light wrapped around the statue of Abraham Lincoln. It was the beginning of a six year project that took on a life of its own.
I shot thousands of photos, from the air and the ground at all times of the day. I visited some sites several times and looking at them, studying them, it reminded me of what it means to be an American.
From the Supreme Court to Iwo Jima, we are reminded of many who lent their intellect and gave their lives to make and keep America what it is a nation of citizens from all over the globe in a 240 year long grand democratic experiment.
It seems to me that now, as politics intensifies our differences, we need to be reminded that we all came from somewhere else to become Americans. I hope that in these photographs you will see what I do, Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital as the embodiment of our history, a perfect metaphor for our country and the uniquely American spirit that binds us.
Why I need your support
A six year project now becomes this book. I think that this in particular is the right time for it. Help me spread this vision, support this campaign and bring this book, Washington, D.C. Home Again to life.