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David Kidd is the design director and photo editor at GOVERNING. He was the art director and staff photographer at Teacher Magazine and the American Journalism Review before joining GOVERNING in 2008.

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July 1, 2014

July 2014 Last Look: Outdoor Art Takes Center Stage

Museums in several cities are hanging art on walls throughout the streets.
May 1, 2014

May 2014 Last Look: One Building Divided Between Two Countries

The Haskell Free Library and Opera House was intentionally built straddling the border between Quebec and Vermont.
March 1, 2014

The Sounds of Silence in Prison

In the 1800s, Philadelphia built a prison that isolated inmates so they could meditate and become genuinely penitent. But as views on isolating inmates evolved over time, the prison was forced to close its doors.
March 1, 2014

March 2014 Last Look: Movie-Inspired Architecture

The design for part of one of Los Angeles’ airports was inspired by the spacecraft from the film The War of the Worlds.
June 28, 2013

What Makes a Schwinn Bike?

Schwinn bikes first appeared on streets in the 19th century and were built in such a unique way that decades-old Schwinns can still be seen in Chicago and other bike-friendly cities.
April 30, 2013

Water-Powered Electricity Flows Through Santa Rosa

In Santa Rosa, Calif., the electricity powering a lamp may very well come from recycled wastewater.
January 11, 2012

Boston's City Halls, As Time Goes On

Governing Design Director David Kidd went on assignment to photograph Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. He came back with an architecture review of Boston's old and current city hall.
April 4, 2011

Shadowing Redlands's Volunteer Corps

Design Director David Kidd followed Staff Writer John Buntin as they experienced life as a volunteer in Redlands, Calif., a place where volunteers take on jobs the city can't afford.
February 25, 2011

Players in Wisconsin’s Union Turmoil

The battle over public sector unions in Madison has thrust state legislators into the limelight. Meet some of the players in this slideshow.
June 8, 2010

Beach Cities

Photographer David Kidd went with reporters to L.A. and Chicago for stories on police stations and transportation systems respectively, but ended up on the beach in both cities.
May 18, 2010

Community Problems and Citizen Help

While touring two vastly different areas of the Bay area last month, GOVERNING's photographer found that both communities have problems and depend on citizens and activists to resolve them.
April 27, 2010

Touring the Tenderloin

I was in San Francisco in March, taking pictures for John Buntin's May story about that city's efforts to clean up its roughest neighborhood, the ...
March 17, 2010

The Wire(s) in Denver

Governing writer John Buntin and I were in Denver in February to look into that city's use of DNA testing as a means of ...
February 2, 2010

Golden Snowballs and Snow Globes in Syracuse

Syracusans have much to be proud of. Their city has a long history of accomplishments. But there is one accomplishment that many of its citizens ...
February 1, 2010

Keeping the Streets of America's Snowiest City Clean

There are places nationwide that get more snow, but among cities with populations greater than 100,000, Syracuse's snowfall is supreme.
January 12, 2010

Hometown History: Syracuse

While on assignment in Syracuse last week, I did what I always do: drive around to see the old neighborhood and my favorite places in ...
November 17, 2009

Reporting from the Roller Derby

Writer Rob Gurwitt and I were in Providence City Hall: he to gather information for an upcoming story, and I to take pictures of whomever ...
November 3, 2009

Finding the Right Spots to Chat

Some conversations tend to be of "high" priority. Photo by David Kidd As part of Governing's 2009 Public Official of the Year coverage, I spent the ...