A man shows both of his middle fingers to the camera during the National Trans Visibility March in Washington, DC on Sept. 28, 2019. At the moment the image was taken, the photographer was standing near counter-protestors in front of the Trump Hotel.

Snapshots: DC

Above: A man shows both of his middle fingers to the camera during the National Trans Visibility March in Washington, DC on Sept. 28, 2019. At the moment the image was taken, the photographer was standing near counter-protestors in front of the Trump Hotel.

Living, working, and studying in the Washington, DC region provides never-ending opportunities to observe the ways in which individuals relate to their country and their government. From protests and rallies to memorials, this collection of photography offers just a glimpse at a few of those interactions.

A mother and daughter, both clad in the pink and blue of the trans flag, admire several fabric roses in the colors of the trans flag and the rainbow pride flag while waiting for the Trans Visibility March to begin on Sept. 28, 2019. Near their feet rests a homemade sign reading, 'Mr. Trump, why do you hate my kids?' Two smiling people lay down on the giant pink and blue trans flag as it lays in the street just before the Trans Visibility March begins, Sept. 28, 2019.

Left:Top: A mother and daughter, both clad in the pink and blue of the trans flag, admire several fabric roses in the colors of the trans flag and the rainbow pride flag while waiting for the Trans Visibility March to begin on Sept. 28, 2019. Near their feet rests a homemade sign reading, "Mr. Trump, why do you hate my kids?"

Right:Bottom: Two smiling people lay down on the giant pink and blue trans flag as it lays in the street just before the Trans Visibility March begins, Sept. 28, 2019.

wo people embrace at the Trans Visibility March, Sept. 28, 2019. One wears a baseball cap that reads 'Fuck Trump.'

Two people embrace at the Trans Visibility March, Sept. 28, 2019. One wears a baseball cap that reads "Fuck Trump."

Two men walk hand-in-hand through Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC following the annual 'Wreath Laying for LGBT Veterans' ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019. The ceremony, which honored all LGBT veterans, was held at the grave site of Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, who made headlines during Vietnam for becoming the first openly gay service member. A trumpet player stands quietly in the minutes leading up to the Wreath Laying for LGBT Veterans ceremony at Congressional Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2019. A short while later, he contributed to the ceremony by playing 'Taps.'

Left:Top: Two men walk hand-in-hand through Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC following the annual "Wreath Laying for LGBT Veterans" ceremony on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019. The ceremony, which honored all LGBT veterans, was held at the grave site of Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, who made headlines during Vietnam for becoming the first openly gay service member.

Right:Bottom: A trumpet player stands quietly in the minutes leading up to the Wreath Laying for LGBT Veterans ceremony at Congressional Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2019. A short while later, he contributed to the ceremony by playing "Taps."

A man plays 'Taps' on his trumpet during a memorial ceremony at the Koren War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019. A United States veteran and a Korean veteran shake hands on Veterans Day 2019 outside the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

Left:Top: A man plays "Taps" on his trumpet during a memorial ceremony at the Koren War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019.

Right:Bottom: A United States veteran and a Korean veteran shake hands on Veterans Day 2019 outside the Korean War Veterans Memorial.

A man, seated on the ground, contemplates names engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019.

A man, seated on the ground, contemplates names engraved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019.

A crowd yells and waves signs during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Among them, a woman holds a sign that pictures the Earth on fire and reads 'It is happening. Don't be stupid.' A couple holds hands while walking towards the Capitol Building with a sign reading 'Idiocracy' during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019.

Left:Top: A crowd yells and waves signs during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. Among them, a woman holds a sign that pictures the Earth on fire and reads "It is happening. Don't be stupid."

Right:Bottom: A couple holds hands while walking towards the Capitol Building with a sign reading "Idiocracy" during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019.

A dozen men and women sit on a low wall in front of the Capitol Building during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019, holding signs in several languages.

A dozen men and women sit on a low wall in front of the Capitol Building during the Climate Strike on Sept. 20, 2019, holding signs in several languages.