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City Paper: where we write words to go with Darrow’s photos.” That’s not an uncommon thought around this newsroom. Darrow Montgomery has been documenting the District for City Paper since 1986, and some days our articles feel like mere vehicles for his photographs. This year he captured, in his own way, the same D.C. the world saw: protesters at the Capitol and Supreme Court opposing the nomination of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh; the day locals and visitors alike flooded a white supremacist rally, shutting it down; and the crowd downtown the moment the Capitals won the Stanley Cup.

He also photographed the D.C. that locals love: a teen gymnast mid-flip in a Silver Spring gym; longtime employees of Jessie Taylor Seafood stocking live crabs; and the new Marion Barry statue outside the Wilson Building.

This is the past year as a resident photographer saw it. Here’s to waiting for 2019 in photos. Cheers. —Alexa Mills

Ohio Drive SW, Jan. 20
Gospel concert at Scripture Cathedral, Prince George’s County, May 6
Gospel concert at Scripture Cathedral, Prince George’s County, May 6
Unveiling of Marion Barry Statue, March 3
The Washington Ballet, Aug. 30
The Washington Ballet, Aug. 30
Capitals win the Stanley Cup, June 7
Mt. Pleasant Street NW, Oct. 22
Election Night, Nov. 6
Sharnita Brice and son Seven, Aug. 19
Gravelly Point, May 5
Gravelly Point, June 17
Maine Avenue Fish Market, Aug. 16
Malcolm X Park, July 4
Unite the Right 2 Protest, Aug. 12
Unite the Right 2 Protest, Aug. 12
Unite the Right 2 Protest, Aug. 12
H Street NW, March 5
Kavanaugh Protest, Oct. 6
Kavanaugh Protest, Oct. 6
Kavanaugh Protest, Oct. 6
Arists Maxwell Young, Maps Glover, and Jamal Gray, Sept. 4
Glenstone, art museum and outdoor space, Sept. 21 
Michael Twitty in The People Issue, Nov. 9
Dian Holton in The People Issue, Nov. 9
Ahmad Zaghal in The People Issue, Nov. 9
Traci Hughes in The People Issue, Nov. 9
Changa Anderson II, Nov. 8
Mt. Pleasant Street NW, Oct. 2
H Street NW, Aug. 7
Washington Monument Grounds, Jan. 20
Franklin Street NE, July 29
H Street NW, Aug. 7