Metro is showcasing photographs captured by Kevin Sutherland, the American University graduate student who was tragically killed aboard a Metrorail train on July 4, 2015, at the NoMa-Gallaudet Station starting today.
Sutherland was a talented photographer who enjoyed taking pictures of Washington, D.C. landmarks. He was traveling with his camera to the National Mall to capture Fourth of July fireworks when he became the victim of a horrific crime.
Working through Metro’s Art in Transit program, Sutherland’s family asked to display some of Kevin’s art, and Metro was pleased to provide the venue.
“It is a very emotional thing for us to see our son’s photography displayed in the NoMa station,” Kevin’s father Douglas Sutherland said. “Kevin had many gifts and he was becoming a very talented, self-taught photographer. We are very grateful to the DC Metro and the Art in Transit program for helping us put his works on display for so many others to enjoy. We will never stop wondering about the beauty he would have captured had his life not been cut so short.”
The photographs include images of Union Station, Rhode Island Ave Station, the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol Dome, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, the U.S. Air Force Memorial, and fireworks on the National Mall.