Dee Dwyer is a photographer from Southeast, Washington, D.C. who covers wards 7 and 8 for DCist. She aims for her work to serve as a “visual voice for the people,” showing all aspects of human life. Her raw and compelling candids expose truth, adversities, beauty, and culture. Dee developed a fascination for photography as a teenager, when she never left the house without a disposable camera to capture daily life of family and friends. But her love for the medium blossomed while taking a black and white photography course in college. She would spend half her days snapping candids and the other half in the dark room, developing her own film. Dee holds a BFA in filmmaking and digital photography, and she continues to live in D.C. with her two children.