Front Steps Project: Round 2

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The Front Steps Project: Arlington has come to a close.  At the end of March and in June and July I photographed 93 families in my neighborhood. You can see the first round of photos here


This was part of the larger movement called The Front Steps Project, started by two photographers in Needham, MA.  The Front Steps Project brings people together at a time when we are feeling isolated. Hundreds of photographers around the world have participated raising over 3.2 million dollars.  Our little project in Arlington raised over $13,000 for Calvary Women's Services, Arlington Food Assistance Center, and other charities!


I had so much fun meeting and photographing all the families.  I saw creative yard projects and drawings in your windows, admired chalk artwork on the sidewalk, met your pets (dogs, cats, new puppies, parrots, and rabbits!), learned about your flower and vegetable gardens, heard you play instruments, met some healthcare heroes, photographed some of you while you were on conference calls,  congratulated Class of 2020 graduates, and we generally CONNECTED.  Some of you hadn't had a family photo in more than a decade.  I photographed some of your pets urgently as it was nearing time to cross the rainbow bridge. Many of you were about to move out of your house and this was the last portrait of your family at home.  One family was moving out of their house after 25 years -  the home they raised their children in - and their kids were back to help pack up.  It was an honor to spend a few minutes with each of you.  Thank you for helping our community during this difficult time and thank you for sharing this time with me. 


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Northern Virginia Photographer |  Sarah Goldman Photography

Arlington, VA