For this years’s Fiction Issue, we also asked Washington City Paper readers to participate in our second annual photography contest, with the winners selected by staff photographer Darrow Montgomery.

Susan D. Phillips, “Able” (2014)

Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW

Susan D. Phillips is a local street photographer interested in capturing everyday moments in the life of the District. Her work can be seen at

Sean O’Grady, “Analog/Digital” (2014)

World War II Memorial, 1750 Independence Ave. SW

Sean O’Grady is a photographer born and raised in the D.C. area. His work can be seen at

Tom Mullins, “Bellevue Library” (2014)

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Neighborhood Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW

Tom Mullins, a resident of sububuran Maryland, took this photo while helping to staff a tent for Project Create at the Community of Hope street fair. His photos can be seen at

Vincent Lee Smith, “RIP Pookie” (Before 2008)

Southwest D.C.

Vincent Lee Smith came to D.C. in 1991 and attended Howard University, where he fell in love with art and photography. He has exhibited photos at International Visions and Touchstone in D.C., and Photoworks in Glen Echo, Md., and has been published in SHOTS magazine and Washington City Paper. Smtih’s photos can be seen at

Bill Bramble, “Four Commuters” (2012)

Metro Center station, 607 13th St. NW

Bill Bramble is a District resident, street photographer, and a founding member of STRATA, a D.C.-based photography collective. His photos can be seen at