Talking is good, but we wanted to try something different. So we recruited our colleague Jane K. Chun, who is a photographer (a brilliant one, we think you’ll agree), to tell a story about democracy through the use of images rather than words. Once a week, Jane and her camera will bring us a new photo to examine, contemplate, and discuss. We’re calling it Photo Friday.
To start the tradition, Jane went looking for a photo that could serve as the visual representation of the name of the blog, By the People. She found a gathering of people at a popular café in Washington, D.C. and started taking pictures. Have a look below, and tell us what you think. How would you have described “By the People” using an image rather than words?
[image src="http://photos.state.gov/libraries/amgov/3234/Week_5/040110_diversity3-500.jpg" caption="Men and women of all ages and backgrounds participate in “open mic” night at Busboys and Poets, a café in Washington, D.C. Open mic night gives everyone the opportunity to sing, recite poetry, play music or perform in some other way for the audience, and is a popular event in cities across the United States. (State Dept./Jane K.Chun)" align="center"]