Abby Yokoyama


Name: Abby Yokoyama
Position: Photographer
Graduation Year: 2021
Photographer


Images (51)


Photo: African American Civil War Memorial

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 12:43 p.m.

This memorial is dedicated to Black troops who fought in the Union. The 180,000 Black soldiers who served, as well as the 98,500 formerly enslaved men, were essential in contributing to the Union, and their names are carved on the Wall of Honor at the memorial.

Photo: Here I Stand

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 12:39 p.m.

(Here I Stand) In the Spirit of Paul Robeson is an artwork by artist Allen Uzikee Nelson found at the intersection of Kansas Ave NW, Georgia Ave NW, and Varnum St NW. It pays tribute to actor, activist and musician Paul Robeson.

Photo: Mural at the Bowl

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 12:29 p.m.

Artist Aniekan Udofia painted a mural depicting African-American legends like the Obamas, Prince, Muhammad Ali, and many more on the wall next to Ben's Chili Bowl at 1213 U Street.

Photo: Ben's Chili Bowl

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 11:12 a.m.

Ben Ali, a Trinidadian-born immigrant, founded Ben's Chili Bowl on August 22, 1958. Because of the restaurant's location on U Street, what used to be called "Black Broadway," many jazz legends like Duke Ellington and Miles Davis would stop by for a bite before their performances. The restaurant has seen many years and has expanded to many locations, making it an iconic landmark in DC.

Photo: Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 11:06 a.m.

Mary McLeod Bethune was a civil rights leader and education and founded the National Council of Negro Women. This memorial, found in Lincoln Park, shows Mrs. Bethune giving a copy of her legacy to two black children.

Photo: Malcolm X/Meridian Hill Park

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 10:43 a.m.

Malcolm X was a African American Muslim human rights activist. He was shot and killed in New York City in 1965. Though this park's name was originally Meridian Hill Park, it became a common gathering area for black activists in the 1960s and was referred to as Malcolm X Park.

Photo: Remembering MLK

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 10:25 a.m.

MLK was a prominent civil rights activist who fought for racial equality and justice. He also advocated for the working class and the oppressed worldwide, but was shot and killed in 1968.

Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 10:17 a.m.

This memorial commemorates the civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. at 1964 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC.

Photo: Hidden In Plain Sight

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 12, 2021, 12:21 a.m.

The stacks of stones may seem precious and hidden, but can actually be found only half a mile from a parking lot at Rock Creek Park.

Photo: Icy Intricacies

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 12, 2021, 12:13 a.m.

Ice freezes over the space between the intricate details of the stones.

Photo: Circle Stones at the Site

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 12, 2021, 12:10 a.m.

Many different shapes of stones were abandoned here, like this circular one found towards the back of the site.

Photo: Stacks on Stacks of Stones

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 12, 2021, 12:06 a.m.

The now mossy stacks of old stones were quietly disposed of by Congress, where they have stayed for the past 60 years.

Photo: Ornate Details of the Stones

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Found on an unmarked trail next to the Rock Creek nature center, many of the stones sport intricate detailing.

Photo: Pile of Capitol Stones

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:57 p.m.

Stones from the 1958 reconstruction of the Capitol lie haphazardly in Rock Creek Park.

Photo: Do Not Bother the Worms

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:52 p.m.

Graffiti covers a "Do Not Enter" sign at the entrance of the Capitol Stones.

Photo: The Exorcist Steps

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:44 p.m.

This steep, narrow stairway found at 3535 Prospect St. NW in D.C. was the filming location of the climax of the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist.

Photo: Bond Bread Factory

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:39 p.m.

Now owned by Howard University, this building at 2146 Georgia Avenue NW in D.C. was once a bread factory for General Baking Company.

Photo: Legend of The Three Sisters

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:29 p.m.

While there are many versions of this legend the oldest is a story of three sisters travelling to save their brothers who were captured by a rival tribe. They drowned on their journey, becoming the three small islets we see in the middle of the Potomac river. It is said a moaning sound can be heard in the area of the islands when another life is about to be taken.

Photo: Canopy Over the Trestle

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

A dead canopy of branches hangs over the Trolley Trestle.

Photo: Ruins of the Trolley Trestle

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 10:03 p.m.

Opening in 1896, the Trolley Trestle took D.C. residents around the city, running its last trolley on 1960.

Photo: Abandoned Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 8, 2021, 12:54 p.m.

Just past Georgetown University, the abandoned Trolley Trestle can be found.

Photo: Debris on the Canal

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 8, 2021, 12:46 p.m.

What used to be transportation for coal and other resources is now abandoned and filled with debris.

Photo: Gates of the C&O Canal

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 8, 2021, 12:35 p.m.

Murky water fills near the gates of the abandoned C&O Canal.

Photo: The Abandoned C&O Canal

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 5, 2021, 12:07 p.m.

Grass grows in place of the old C&O Canal in Georgetown.

Photo: Strike Three You're Out!

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 1:14 p.m.

Senior Jacob Warren takes a long stride to pitch the ball.

Photo: Batter Up!

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 1:12 p.m.

Junior Alex Valdez gets ready to swing the bat.

Photo: Pitching In

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 1:11 p.m.

Sophomore Aidan Niemerski pitches the ball.

Photo: What a Catch!

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 1:02 p.m.

Senior Nicholas Layke catches behind the plate.

Photo: Take the Lead

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 1 p.m.

Sophomore Kendall Anderson takes a lead at first base.

Photo: Long Gone

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 12:56 p.m.

Senior Jackson Plank swings the bat and gets a hit.

Photo: Patience is Key

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 12:53 p.m.

Senior Tony Calderon-Gonzalez prepares to field the ball.

Photo: Eyes on the Ball

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 12:49 p.m.

Senior Jackson Plank waits to catch the ball at first base.

Photo: Senior Season

By Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 12:46 p.m.

Senior Jason Lott winds up to pitch the ball.

Photo: Defend and Dominate

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:18 p.m.

Junior Kate Hildebrandt defends the ball.

Photo: Hold on Tight

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:17 p.m.

Freshman Amelia Martin tries to take the ball from the other team.

Photo: Victory is the Goal

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:14 p.m.

Junior Kate Hildebrandt searches the court to pass the ball.

Photo: Roudup

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:11 p.m.

The team regroups for a time-out.

Photo: Nothing But Net

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:09 p.m.

Freshman Amelia Martin takes a foul shot.

Photo: Scouting the Court

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:07 p.m.

A blazer searches the court to pass the ball.

Photo: Defend to the End

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:02 p.m.

Junior Elise Haverland moves quickly to defend the ball.

Photo: Eyes on the Prize

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m.

Freshman Amelia Martin keeps her eyes on the ball.

Photo: Getting Ready

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 1:40 p.m.

Junior Peyton Martin prepares to defend the ball

Photo: Family

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Blazers come together to congratulate one another after every point.

Photo: Can't Touch This

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Senior Olivia Freer spikes the ball to the other team.

Photo: Double Block

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Two blazers successfully block an attack from the opposing team.

Photo: Awaiting a Serve

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

Blazers prepare for a serve from the other team.

Photo: Bump it Up

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

A blazer dives for the ball to bump it to a teammate.

Photo: Just Spike It

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Sophomore Emma Weinstein prepares to spike the ball to the other team.

Photo: Get Set

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

A blazer sets the ball to be spiked by her teammate.

Photo: Double Trouble

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 5:42 p.m.

Two blazers attempt to block an attack from the opposing team.

Photo: Get Ready

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Blazers prepare for the other team's attack.



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Gallery: Black History Month: Memorials and Monuments Around DC

By Abby Yokoyama | Feb. 26, 2021, 12:53 p.m. | In Photo »

Here are just a few memorials and monuments in the DC area paying tribute to African-Americans and all they have done for the country.

Gallery: The Absolutely True Legend of the Capitol Stones

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 12, 2021, 12:23 a.m. | In Photo »

Though not an official landmark, these old stones from the Capitol were dumped in a random location that can easily be found in Rock Creek Park. Try the unmarked trail at the parking lot of the Rock Creek maintenance yard.

Gallery: Urban Legends and Abandoned Places in the Washington, D.C. Area

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 11, 2021, 11:48 p.m. | In Photo »

Here are some of the coolest, or creepiest abandoned places or urban legends in D.C.

Gallery: Baseball During the Pandemic

By Audrey Haverland Abby Yokoyama | Oct. 6, 2020, 1:25 p.m. | In Blair »

How some Blair Blazers have managed to have a baseball season despite the circumstances.

Gallery: Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Magruder

By Abby Yokoyama | Jan. 2, 2020, 2:21 p.m. | In Blair »

Blair girls varsity basketball takes on Magruder December 13, 2019.

Gallery: Girls Volleyball Senior Night

By Abby Yokoyama | Nov. 8, 2019, 6:31 p.m. | In Blair »

The girls of the Blair volleyball team celebrate their senior night against Churchill on October 25.