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Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Darrow came to City Paper in 1986 as an intern, then freelancer, and has been staff photographer since the early 2000s. He’s responsible for the weekly “Page Three photo” and the majority of the photography in the newspaper. If you can’t find him , he’s probably on his bicycle thinking about what to make for dinner.

Darrow’s Latest Stories

2021 in Photos

You’ll see images from those dark early days of the year in the following pages, but you’ll also see the ordinary and extraordinary things Montgomery captured while going about his life.

The spilled French fries City Paper staff photographer Darrow Montgomery shot in September might as well be a metaphor for 2021. The year 2020 closed with news of a new president and promising results from COVID-19 vaccine trials, and the new year dawned with the promise and glow of a golden fried potato. Then, six…

The Mount Pleasant Uprising, 30 Years Later

Days of unrest followed the shooting of a Salvadoran man at 17th and Lamont streets NW on May 5, 1991.

Thirty years ago this evening, unrest broke out in Mount Pleasant after a young Metropolitan Police Department officer, Angela Jewell, shot Daniel Enrique Gomez, a Salvadoran resident. Accounts of what preceded the shooting vary—some say Gomez moved toward Jewell while holding a knife, while other eyewitnesses say Gomez was handcuffed when Jewell fired. The altercation…