Street Memorials Add Honor to Tragic Loss Informal street memorials, or shrines — often decorated with stuffed toys, photos and written condolences — are commonly embraced in some communities as a way to honor those who died tragically. Lloyd Wolf, a Washington, D.C., photographer is documenting the memorials.
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Street Memorials Add Honor to Tragic Loss

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Street Memorials Add Honor to Tragic Loss

Street Memorials Add Honor to Tragic Loss

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Street memorials are often placed at, or near, the location of the tragic murders or car accidents. Lloyd Wolf hide caption

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Informal street memorials, or shrines — often decorated with stuffed toys, photos and written condolences — are commonly embraced in some communities as a way to honor those who died tragically.

In a city of monuments commemorating famous people, places and events, a Washington, D.C., freelance photographer has chosen to document memorials to the lesser known. Lloyd Wolf discusses his photography. He's joined by Lonnae O'Neal Parker, of The Washington Post.