WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — An photography project featuring East Baltimore will be on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. through January 2022.

“Welcome Home: A Portrait of East Baltimore, 19751980″ is a part of a multi-year program of photography surveys in communities across the United States launched by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial.

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The survey projects were commissions of new work by a new generation of photographers — many who later became prominent figures.

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Today, while many urban communities seem to be fighting a losing battle against physical, emotional, and spiritual decay, East Baltimore continues to grow and change, preserving its culture, integrity, and humanity,” project manager Linda Rich wrote.

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CBS Baltimore Staff