Before he went blind, Ray Wilson spent three decades recording African American life and leaders in Washington as a hobby. On March 14, the Greater Washington Urban League will honor him with a meritorious service award.
Ray Wilson, 76, photographed at home in Northeast Washington, no longer uses his old cameras. He lost his vision five years ago to glaucoma. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post
Selected from more than 26,000 entries from photographers in 59 countries around the globe, winners of the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice Awards are displayed at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., from Oct. 24, 2017 through Sept. 2018.