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JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

  Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff stopped over at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday evening, joining many others commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the civil rights leader April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.


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JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — March For Our Lives

Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson joined an estimated crowd of more than 800,00 at the March For Our Life rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., as students gathered in the nation’s capital and at sister marches all across the United States  to deliver a powerful, unified message: Enough is enough. The rally, organized by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site …


JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Foggy Bottom

A foggy morning walk today took Arlington, Va., photographer Jeff Olson across the National Mall, past Arlington Memorial Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial, the Nurses Memorial and Constitution Gardens. The area technically borders the part of Washington, D.C., that is known as “Foggy Bottom” because of the fog that naturally lingers there.

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — A Washington Christmas

Christmas is a festive time in our nation’s capital. Among the sights is the National Christmas Tree,  located in the northeast quadrant of The Elipse near the White House in Washington, D.C.  Each year since 1923, the tree has been decorated. The North Dakota Christmas tree is one of 56 trees representing each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Remembering Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago today, the United States was thrust into World War II with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson stopped by the he World War II Memorial to “touch the words” of the memorial that honors the 16 million who served in the Armed Forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Library Of Congress

What’s the largest library in the world? If you guessed the Library of Congress, you would be right. As well as being the research library that officially serves the U.S. Congress, it is also the de facto national library of the country. The library’s collection is the home to millions of items, including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts. Alexandria, Va., photographer …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Cherry Blossom Festival

  The National Cherry Blossom Festival, billed as “The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration,” is under way in Washington, D.C., as these shots taken today (March 24) from Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson will attest. Exactly when the buds will open is not easy to predict, and it is extremely difficult to give an accurate forecast much more than 10 days before …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Blooming Beauty

It may not quite be spring according to the calendar, but the magnolia blooms are bursting  ― and falling ―in Washington, D.C., as these images from Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson will attest. They were taken at Rawlins Park, the American Red Cross headquarters and the Enid A. Haupt Garden the Smithsonian Institution. While the magnolia blooms are going fast and the next rain storm will carry …

JEFF OLSON: Photo Gallery — Renwick Gallery

Alexandria, Va., photographer Jeff Olson recently visited the newly renovated Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., which had been closed for about 18 months. Home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, Renwick is located across from the White House at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in downtown Washington, D.C. The renovation has carefully restored …

JEFF OLSON: National Cherry Blossom Festival, Part 2

The National Cherry Blossom Festival concludes today. For 80 years, Washington, D.C., has celebrated the 1912 gift of cherry trees to our nation’s capital by the mayor of Toyko. Each year,  big crowds gather around the Tidal Basin and National Mall to view the springtime magic of the blooming cherry trees. This weekend, Washington’s famous cherry blossoms are hitting peak bloom, according to …