For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. - Pepco welcomes the historic
Washington Informer and its "Fifty 50 Lens" photo exhibit, on view Dec. 22-30.
The exhibit features more than 50 black and white, and color photographs
documenting Washington's history through the lenses of the Washington Informer
photographers over the past 50 years.
"Fifty 50 Lens" is an interactive display that
brings to life the story of the Washington Informer through the eyes of the
founders, publishers and readers. The exhibit showcases news stories throughout
the paper's history that uplift and celebrate the good works and achievements
of the Washington, D.C., community.
Pepco's relationship with The Washington
Informer spans 50 years since the newspaper's inception in October 1964 when
Pepco began advertising in the weekly publication. In honor of the newspaper's 50th anniversary,
Pepco will continue its commitment by hosting the exhibit.
"We are delighted to support the photo exhibit
in honor of The Washington Informer's 50th Anniversary," said Donna M. Cooper,
Pepco region president. "Over the past five decades, the newspaper has been a
voice for the African American community in Washington, D.C., and we applaud
the work that they have done to support our community."
The Pepco Edison Place Gallery is donated in kind
to our nonprofit partners in the community to hold meetings, forums, training,
receptions, fundraisers and networking events.
For the "Fifty 50 Lens" exhibit, the Pepco Edison Place Gallery will be open
noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday with free admission.