City Paper is not for tourists
I just returned from out of town and was sad to learn that Darrow Montgomery had passed on (“Postcards From Home,” 8/17). I’ve been a long-time admirer of his work. An artist and chronicler of Washington, he had a unique combination of sensitivity and talent that allowed him to expose and present the different layers of life here in a way that no one else has. Page 3 was the perfect place for his photographsthe first thing to catch the eye as one opened the paper, something to dwell on and absorb. I did not know him, but I will miss him.
Editor’s Note: Darrow Montgomery has, thankfully, not yet shuffled off this mortal coil, although he did take a few days of vacation last week. We published a retrospective of his work to mark his 15 years of photography at the Washington City Paper.