North Capitol Photo Walk with Austin Graff and Steven Cummings

Monday / September 23 / 7:00 AM

$5 Deposit Members $5 Deposit Non-members


Date & Time

Monday, September 23

7:00am - 8:00am


Meet Outside Republic Cantina

43 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001


Take a break from your screen and start your day with a dose of DC inspiration on this morning exploration of the North Capitol neighborhood.

For this photogenic event, Austin Graff and Steven Cummings, will take attendees on a creative tour of the North Capitol area. Along the guided walk will be multiple discovery points, where they will pause to explain the cultural relevance and history of the neighborhood, including murals, statues and architectural features that have made North Capitol a unique fixture in DC. Bring your camera (or camera phone) to capture each stop of the tour!

We will be leaving promptly at 7:05am. Please aim to arrive between 6:45 - 7am, to make sure you don’t miss the departure time! If you’re a coffee-drinker, arrive early and stop by Cantina Republic – they will be opening early at 6:45am for us! We’ll leave promptly at 7:05.

The walk will be held at a conversational pace, allowing plenty of time to stop and see the sights along the way, and appreciate a beautiful fall morning. Space is limited for this walk – so be sure to reserve your space! You will be reimbursed IN FULL for your deposit, when you show up in the morning.

This is event is pet-friendly. If you don’t have to get to work right away, stick around and join us after the walk for a short coffee mixer at Republic Cantina.


Austin Graff

Manager, Marketing and Acquisition, The Washington Post

Austin Graff works at The Washington Post, leading the talent brand and acquisition team. He is also a contributing writer for By The Way, a new travel destination by The Post. Prior to The Post, Austin led social media and celebrity relations for a leading human rights organization and then for Honest Tea, America’s #1 organic iced tea brand. After growing up in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Germany, Austin now proudly calls Washington, D.C. home. He’s on the features team for IGDC, a community of local photographers, and often documents life in the city via his Instagram. He lives in SE DC with his wife, daughter, and friend.


Steven Cummings

Local photographer and North Capitol area long-time resident

Steven Cummings is a photographer and documentarian who has a studio in Northeast, Washington, DC. He was born in Okinawa, Japan in 1965 and traveled through Europe with his military family as a child. Steven has lived in the North Capitol area since 1994.

Steven depicted black life in Washington, DC and shot almost exclusively in black and white. He captured people as they were, outside the studio, in natural light, and going about the business of living.

He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 with an M.F.A. in Photographic and Electronic Media. Steven’s selected exhibitions included D.C. Undercover: Photographs by Steven M. Cummings, Artuare, and Chocolate City Rest in Peace.


About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am. 100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by Monday, September 16, 2019 at:

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at: