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Photo walk tonight downtown

Webster City residents will have an opportunity to share their perspective on the community through photos this evening.

Legacy Learning Boone River Valley and Building Possibility are collaborating with award winning photographer Brendan Hoffman to host a photo walk in downtown Webster City tonight.

Photographers, both professional and amateur, are invited to join Hoffman at the downtown ArtSpace at 531 Second St. to participate in a photo walk. Attendees will be using their cameras or phones to take photos that reflect the downtown community. The purpose of this photo walk is to capture images of downtown Webster City and share them online in conjunction with The Beating of the Heart Project.

Hoffman hopes each participant is able to share their unique view on Webster City through photos and conversation. He hopes that in turn, attendees get a better understanding of the work Hoffman has done in Webster City prior to 2017.

Before photo taking begins, Hoffman will share more information about the project he is working on in Webster City. Photos taken will be shared online using the hashtag #mywebstercity or at www.thebeatingoftheheart.com/submit.

“We’re excited to see what images are captured of our downtown,” said Building Possibility owner Deb Brown. “I’m not a professional photographer and I’ll be downtown with my smartphone taking pictures. Come join us.”

Community members who are unable to attend the photo walk are encouraged to submit their photos online also.

Hoffman returned to the states at the end of September to do an Artist in Residency in Omaha, NE for two months. He will be in Webster City through Thursday and plans to return to Webster City again this fall.

“I came back and did the application for this residency to look at Webster City again with this new context and find a way to use it to make more conversations happen and bridge more divides,” Hoffman said.

“My work in Webster City has really been a very personal exploration of part of the country and environment that is different from the part where I come from,” Hoffman said.

Visit www.legacylearningbrv.org to register. There is no cost to participate. For more information call (202) 802-2195 or email hoffmanbrendan@gmail.com.

“I really want people’s honest opinions,” Hoffman said.