Richmond is a complicated, but diverse city. Sometimes called a wanna-be city, Richmond is tiny. The former capitol of the Confederacy, Richmond has many deep southern roots that surface in many aspects like our Civil War Museum and Monument Avenue with monuments honoring civil war generals.
Even so, Richmond is heavily influenced by a newer generation. Large universities, like VCU and U of R, attract a new generation of people. Our youth add a great diversity to Richmond. With a bustling arts scene, Richmond is evolving into a great place to be young and with a camera. Home to a lot of hipsters and loud liberals, we're trying to change the stereotype of Richmond.
No longer is Richmond only a place of crime and racism. Richmond can be an amazing city with a constantly evolving and unique culture.
VCU Photo Major: Hey, you wanna go to First Fridays to see the Art Walk?
VCU Art History Major: Yea, sure! I'll bring my Pentax. I just got a couple more rolls of film. Plus, the galleries on Broad are amazing. We can go down to the river tomorrow to shoot a couple rolls?
VCU Photo Major: Sounds perfect! I love Belle Isle! Richmond is such a beautiful city!