Photo Talks with Chris Suspect and Friends

Mt. Pleasant Library

Photo Talks with Chris Suspect and Friends

Learn about DC street and music photography at Mt. Pleasant Library

Thurs October 6, 2022
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Photo Talk: Suspect Device

Looking at documentary photography of DC's underground music scene

Photographer Chris Suspect will be in conversation with writer and musician Alec MacKaye on Suspect's body of work—including images from his 2014 book "Suspect Device"—and their experiences in the DC punk/hardcore scene. Following the talk, the DC Punk Archive will exhibit items from its collection.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Photo Talk: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary 

Take a look at street photography in the Nation's Capital

Join photographers Chris SuspectSofía Sebastián, and Mukul Ranjan for a panel discussion about their experiences behind the camera- including shooting criteria, favorite locations, and creative and practical advice for aspiring photographers. 

The talk will conclude with a brief Q&A and a gel plate printing activity with the DC Punk Archive; guests will be able to rework a sample of images shown from the photographer's portfolio. 

These programs are geared to 18+, but all are welcome to attend. For more information, call (202) 671-3121, or email

To request a reasonable accommodation for this program, please contact, or call (202) 727-2142.