Exhibition: "The Invisible Wall", Photographs by Susana Raab


  • Georgetown College Art Gallery 1221 36th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States
Photo © Susana Raab - Miss Elvera Makes Her Entrance, Brothers Place SE, Washington, D.C., 2015. 16×20” Ultrachrome pigment print, edition of 10.

Photo © Susana Raab - Miss Elvera Makes Her Entrance, Brothers Place SE, Washington, D.C., 2015. 16×20” Ultrachrome pigment print, edition of 10.

Washington, D.C. is one of the most income-stratified cities in the United States. Its populace includes the country’s wealthiest, highest-educated people along with the poorest and least-educated citizens. In the space between these disparities exists an invisible wall comprised of race and class, obfuscated by government policy and geographic divides such as the Anacostia River. These social and physical boundaries have kept Washingtonians from achieving understanding of our shared humanity; Raab seeks to breach this wall through her photographs. 

Susana Raab was born in Lima, Peru and raised throughout the United States. She is a fine art and documentary photographer based in Washington, D.C. In addition to creating personal work, she is the official photographer of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum. Her work is held in collections such as the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History, The Library of Congress, and The Art Museum of the Americas.

Date: On View until December 6, 2015
Time: Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 12-7, Sat 12-5, Sun 11-4
Location: 1221 36th St. NW, Washington, DC 20057
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