Dee Dwyer

Dee Dwyer is a photojournalist at the DCist in Washington, D.C. where she focuses on minority communities. She holds a BFA in Filmmaking and Digital Production from The Art Institute of Washington and has studied at The Art Institute of Miami. After graduating in 2012, Dwyer traveled to Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil and several states documenting daily life. Dee’s work has been exhibited at Photoville, Photoschweiz, and at The DC Arts Center and The Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center. Her work has been published on the sites of BET, Allure, W magazine, The Daily Mail, MetroUK and others.


DCist is a digital news outlet that covers D.C. rather than federal Washington. The site is the primary source of news for many Washingtonians on matters as diverse as local politics, transportation, the arts, and social justice issues. We take pride in covering the city, not the stereotypes. The site was created in the early aughts to fill in gaps left by traditional news outlets that were slow to adapt their coverage for the internet. DCist was shut down in late 2017 but revived a few months later by WAMU. Within WAMU, DCist operates as an independent editorial team. WAMU is one of the top NPR-affiliates in the country, a station with ambitious national initiatives and an abiding commitment to covering the D.C. region through audio and digital reporting, podcasting, and a daily local talk show.