The DC Street Photography Collective’s new 80 page book, Bad Day,chronicles the indignities of everyday life with a dose of dark humor and no little empathy for all those surviving its large and small offenses and inconveniences. It is scheduled to be released on November 27, 2020.
Six members of the Collective have come together in an unusual collaboration by mixing images that range from lyrical to profane.
Bad Day chooses the small stage of personal strife. The scale is of ordinary lives colliding with ordinary interruptions and indecencies. As with the largest catastrophe, these smaller misfortunes can pull back the curtain on festering problems or a staunch resilience concealed beneath.
Collective member Sofía Sebastián, sequenced the images to build in a slow crescendo, from foreboding gloom to the flaming convulsions of 2020’s riots against systemic racism and police brutality. Along the way there is ennui, apprehension, suspicion and the gallows humor that, all too often, is the only counterbalance to the vicissitudes of everyday life.
Bad Day includes photos by DC photographers Ryan Madison, Kanayo Adibe, Chris Suspect, Sofía Sebastián, Ashley Tillery and Tom Mullins.
About the DC Street Photography Collective (DCSPC)
The DC Street Photography Collective, a non-profit 501(c)3, is a collective made up of dedicated street photographers from the D.C., MD, VA areas who are devoted to producing, sharing, and creatively capturing the human condition in public spaces. The group was founded in May of 2018.