January 18, 2013



FOTOBAMA Photo Contest

The District is buzzing with excitement over the 57th Inaugural Celebration and so is FotoDC! Share your images from the 2012 campaign, the election, and/or the 2013 inauguration in the FotoDC FOTOBAMA Photo Contest to win cash prizes, exhibition opportunities, and tons of exposure. Winners will receive cash prizes of $500 (1st Place), $350 (2nd Place), $150 (3rd Place) and will be shown at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown, and will receive online exposure in a FOTOBAMA photo gallery on the FotoDC website and Facebook page.  


Winning images and favorites will be selected by Presidential Photograhers David Hume Kennerly and Robert McNeely.  Mr. Hume and Mr. Kennerly are also two of the producers for the 2013 Official Inaugural Book, at their discretion they may select images to be included in the inaugural book. Submission deadline is January 31st at 11:59pm EST. 



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Adah Rose GalleryAs part of the group exhibition I'm Passing Through A Phase: I'm Changing to a Word, Joseph C. Parra’s body of work explores the innate desire to replicate an individual 
through artistic production. In challenging conventional portraiture, Joseph expels the physical features of an appropriated individual and exposes layers to reflect the varied constructs of what it is to be human.

Mexican Cultural InstituteJoin the MCI for a lecture by Susan Toomey Frost, distinguished Hugo Brehme scholar and author of Timeless Mexico: The Photographs of Hugo Brehme as she explores the Mexican Cultural Institute's Visions of Mexico, an exhibit of Brehme's photography, on display until March 2nd.

Photoworks Signatures is a student-faculty exhibition celebrating 40 years of Photoworks Photography School and Gallery.  The photographs in this collection are “signatures” from the faculty and students — images that represent their individual artistic style and ongoing work.  Fourteen Photoworks faculty members are showing their work, and the students in this exhibition are all members of Frank Herrera’s Advanced Master Darkroom Printing Class.

Northern Virginia Community College- In Nostalgia (2008-2010)Pavel Romaniko's work is a symbolic reflections on exile, blurred memory, and the artist's longing for a relationship with his personal and cultural past. The empty, melancholic interiors are not only paper constructions, they are reconstructions created from Romaniko’s recollection of the past and found photographs. The nostalgia Romaniko feels for his personal past mirrors his native Russia’s attempts at reconciliation with its tumultuous history and its uneasy relationship with a rapidly changing present. 

As part of the FotoDC mission to provide exposure for all photographers, we are proud to showcase exhibits, projects, and photography accomplishments from area photographers. Share your projects, exhibits, or accomplishments with FotoDC by sending details to exposure@fotoweekdc.org.

Rebecca Drobis launches Grown Up West a website showcasing her decade-long project documenting children growing up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Northwestern Montana.

Aubrey J. Kauffman's work is included in the photography exhibit "Biggs Shot III" at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware. The show was juried by Sara Stolfa, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; the exhibit runs through February 17, 2013. 

Gary Zuercher, D.C. photographer, has completed a five year project photographing the bridges of Paris at night, on film, in black and white with gelatin silver selenium toned prints as the result -  The Bridges of Paris at Night / Les Ponts de Paris la Nuit

Mark Your Calendars!

FotoWeekDC Festival Dates

November 1st - 10th, 2013

Start planning your shows!