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Martin Luther King, Jr Observing America

martin luther king jr memorial from the side looking imposing

© John Wulfert

Martin Luther King Jr Observing America is one of the most powerful images from my time spent in Washington, DC. Watching as tourists snapped photos from all the normal angles, I was left looking for something unique. Sometimes the formula for a great photo is to simply walk around and look for a view that everyone else is ignoring. Do the exact opposite of everyone else. The side of this stone monument is intimidating, and I felt like any image of this monument needed to tell a story. To me this image feels like he is observing our country, and whether we are protecting our civil rights he fought so diligently for every day.