DC Through the Lens

Three summers ago, I got my very first digital SLR. It was my first summer in Washington, DC and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to develop my photography skills and photograph some of the most beautiful treasures America has.

Two years ago, I created a photo and film project for a college course encompassing some of the pictures I had taken that Fall. The video incorporated an excerpt of Hans Zimmer’s track “Time” from the Inception soundtrack. The final project in the class was referred to as our ‘Magnum Opus.’

The video is still something I am extremely proud to have created. However, with some additional work, I have achieved something that can truly be called a ‘Magnum Opus.’ The video above uses the complete music track and showcases just a handful of the greatest photos I have taken over the past two years.

I hope you enjoy it.

– Kevin Sutherland

AU SPA Graduate Student Council 2016 Spring Giving Gala

On April 16, 2016, the American University School of Pubic Affairs Graduate Student Council held their Spring Giving Gala at the Touchstone Gallery in downtown Washington, D.C. The gala was held to benefit the Kevin Joseph Sutherland Scholarship Fund at AU.

Kevin Sutherland was a 2013 graduate of the AU School of Public Affairs where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics, and Government; with a Minor in Communications.

Kevin was known for his love of politics and policy. He was a two-term Secretary of the AU Student Government, an advocate for liberal causes, a rising star in political strategy, and a kind and passionate friend and mentor to many. He was also an incredibly talented photographer.

Kevin’s legacy will live on through his family, friends, and colleagues and through his stunning photography – especially photographs that captured the beauty of the adopted city he loved – our nation’s capital.

Kevin lost his life tragically and senselessly on the D.C. Metro on July 4th, 2015. While he is no longer with us, his passion for life and his desire to make this a better world will never be forgotten.

Kevin Sutherland Memorial Service at AU

On August 30th, 2015, American University held a memorial service to honor my son Kevin. Our family can not begin to express the extent of our gratitude to the AU community for their support and for putting together this touching tribute to our son. We’d like to thank President Kerwin and his staff for their kind comments and remembrances during the service. We’d also like to thank Kevin’s friends who participated in the service. My wife and I were very moved by all your comments and they have been a great help as we come to terms with our sudden and senseless loss.

Kevin: DC