Sidney Thomas

Photography – Washington, D.C.

Sidney Thomas is a freelance photographer and native Washingtonian who specializes in DC’s urban music culture. He has published numerous photographs in local periodicals and journals. Mr. Thomas is the author of the book Diamonds In The Raw, which chronicles the lives and aspirations of local hip-hop and go-go musicians. While researching his book he shot over 14,000 photographs, some of which have been assembled into a collection entitled Inner City Rhythms. His work has been featured on many album covers, posters, and other promotional materials. Mr. Thomas was a featured photographer in the 2011 FOTO DC \"Flash\" exhibition, and also in the 2012 Laurel Art Guild open exhibition. Mr. Thomas has won a DMV Award for most supportive media outlet, and a Tri-State Award for best color photo.