The Invisible Wall examines life east of the Anacostia River in Washington DC from several perspectives. One perspective is my own: an outsider trying to mediate the emotional landscape of race and class through the medium of photographic portraiture on a large format camera. I am also employing historical data and studies on urban development and planning to explore institutional racism in governing bodies and using the architecture and history of the place to speak to the factors in urban development that created this area known as east of the River.
Susana Raab was born in Lima, Peru and raised throughout the United States. She is a fine-art and documentary photographer working in Washington, DC, creating personal work in addition to working as the photographer of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, documenting the East of the River communities in DC. Susana is currently serving as the President of Women Photojournalists of Washington.