Showcase your photographs and your perceptions of what is interesting, great and distinct about where you live.

Calling all photographers and  neighbors, to take stock of your community and help shape the New McMillan through the McMillan.Photo Project.

We are collecting photographic images for banners along the edge of the McMillan site. Submitted photos will be curated by the artist team at Free Space Collective, Mike Iacovone and Billy Friebele.

The banners will cover portions of the existing fence along North Capitol, Michigan Avenue, and Channing Street, NW.


We all see our surroundings in a unique way. Art has the power to transform the spaces around us, by opening our eyes to the subtle and under-appreciated aspects of our city. Capture the qualities that make your neighborhood special and share.  These images will help shape the New McMillan 



The McMillan Park Reservoir Historic District consists of the McMillan Reservoir (built 1883-1888), which remains an integral part of the city's water supply system; the Sand Filtration Plant (1905), designed and built as the city's first water treatment facility; and McMillan Park, built 1908-1913. The park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. as a public park and memorial to the late Senator James McMillan whose McMillan Park Plan of 1901-1902 was instrumental in the establishment of the park at McMillan Reservoir. At the time it was closed, the sand filtration plant was one of the last working examples of the slow sand filtration method in the United States.


By submitting your work…The work will be displayed on the website and possibly publicly on printed banners…The work maybe altered or combined with other entries for artist effect. There is no cost to submit or renumeration for doing so. 

Submitted content should adhere to general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the American public consistent with The National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act, as amended in 1990.