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David Moss Volunteer Spotlight: Our Friend with Focus

Check out these great photos that David has created for us! Enjoy!


When he’s not working as a computer specialist, you can find volunteer David Moss supporting Friendship Place through one of his passions – photography. Through his photography, David has allowed us to illustrate our work, show how our participants benefit from our services and highlight our events – such as our recent inaugural Friendship Walk.


David first got into photography as a young man and had jobs in New York City doing product photography and taking headshots of aspiring actors. In 1980, he and his wife quit their day jobs and volunteered with several developmental nonprofits. These volunteer jobs included work with refugees and with Habitat for Humanity in Zaire.

“Those experiences changed the trajectory of our lives,” said David.


Now, as an Arlington resident, David continues to give back to local nonprofits by taking stunning images that enhance their annual reports, newsletters, and websites. Over the years, his photos have also appeared in print and online media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, The Huffington Post, and WUSA9.com.


We first got in contact with David through the Taproot Foundation, where he has worked as a pro bono consultant for several local nonprofits. When asked about his experience doing this work, he explained, “I get to be creative, meet new people, and help amazing organizations. It doesn’t get any better than that!”


David photographed the majority of the photos in our most recent annual report. Take a look at it here. Thank you David for your continued support and talented service! We would not be able to continue our successes without creative volunteers like you.

You can check out more of David’s work on his website here.


If you would like to showcase your creative skills, don’t hesitate to volunteer with us! Contact Katie Hughes at khughes@friendshipplace.org or 202.503.2964 for more info.

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