The FotoWeekDC 2016 Competitions have ended, stay tuned as we announce the winners in November!

Photographer's Choice

Portraits, streetscapes, still lives, live action shots, nature moments and more - all are welcome in the Photographer's Choice Category. Just keep in mind: a great imagery is everything, and letting your creative side REALLY shine is the key ingredient to success here.

Competition Deadline - October 9th

Official Rules




A winner will be awarded for both Single and Series Categories

$500 Cash Award for Curator's Pick in Singles and Series
Gallery shown at FotoWeekCentral at the National Geographic Museum during FotoWeekDC 2016
Two Tickets to the FotoWeek DC Opening Celebration
Framed print of winning image courtesy of Framebridge

Honorable Mentions will also have their image shown in the FotoWeekDC gallery at the National Geographic Museum and receive two tickets to the FotoWeekDC Opening Celebration.

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Single Image

1-4 images – $14/image
5-9 images – $12/image
10+ images – $10/image


Up to 6 images - $40/series




Fred Conrad


Fred Conrad began freelancing in New York right after graduating from the University of Michigan. He has shot for Sygma, Time Magazine, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone and Ms. Magazine, and joined the staff of the New York Times in 1977 until 2014.

Conrad's work has taken him through Iran during the Iran/ Iraq war, a post-Marcos coup attempt in the Philippines, many trips to cover the war in the Balkans, stories in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia (where I was on a dinosaur-fossil expedition.) He covered the earthquake in Haiti and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. 



Rhea Combs

Curator of Film and Photography
Smithsonian's National Museum of African
American History and Culture

Rhea L. Combs is Curator of Film and Photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She also serves as the head of the museum’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA).

Prior to joining the museum, Combs taught visual culture, film, race and gender courses at Chicago State University, Lewis & Clark College and Emory University. Additionally, Combs has independently and successfully curated film exhibitions nationally and internationally for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City, the National Black Programming Consortium, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, to name a few.

Combs received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, a Master of Arts degree from Cornell University, and a Doctorate from Emory University. Her writings have been featured in anthologies, academic journals and exhibition catalogues on range of topics including African American female filmmakers, black popular culture, visual aesthetics, filmmaking and photography.

Combs’ projects for the National Museum of African American History and Culture include Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College, Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection of NMAAHC, the photography books series, Double Exposure, which includes: Through the African American Lens: A Survey of NMAAHC’s photography collection, Civil Rights and the Struggle for Equality, African American Women, and Picturing Children. Combs is also curating an inaugural photography exhibition, Everyday Beauty: Selections from the CAAMA Collection, that will open in September 2016 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Carl Maynard

Walk with Locals

Carl Maynard (Instagram @carlnard), originally from Seattle, WA moved to DC about 5 years ago. He is a local photography in now DC and pursues his passion of photography mainly alongside other local photographers through his project he founded back in February called Walk With Locals (Instagram @walkwithlocals) - a photo community built on inclusivity and the idea that everyone should know their city and know their neighbors. The walks take place all over DC but have also hosted walks in Baltimore, Philly and NYC.

Carl is an Air Force veteran and says his love of photography started in high school when he was the worst in his group of friends at skateboarding but took a liking to being behind the lens. His style of photography ranges from lifestyle to scenic. Or a blend of both as he prefers to add lifestyle & travel photgraphy together. If you find yourself around H st or Capitol Hill you can typically find Carl photgraphing in a back alley at any given time.


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