Lely Constantinople is a photo based artist from Washington, D.C. who has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally for over twenty years. Her photographs are held in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art/NGA/GWU, Smithsonian Institution, as well as numerous private collections. She is also an independent curator, photo editor and teacher. Recent publications include Hard Art DC 1979, photographs of the early DC punk scene by Lucian Perkins, and SHOTS: An American Photographer's Journal 1967-72, photographs by David Fenton of the late 1960s counterculture. She is currently working on a book of her own work.