May 22, 2013

Our News: 

Join FotoDC and the 2013 Fotobama, Cherry Blossom and Spirit of DC Photo Contest winners at an opening wine reception on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts (CDIA) located in Georgetown.  The winners, honorable mentions, and some FotoDC favorites will be showing at CDIA from May through June. 
The Boston University CDIA is located at 1055 Thomas Jefferson St NW, Washington, DC 20007 (in Georgetown). 

FotoDC is proud to sponsor Jennifer Schwartz' lecture at the Goethe Institut on June 5th from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Owner of Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta and the online photography project, The Ten, Schwartz will talk about her Crusade for Collecting – her mission to cultivate a new crop of art lovers, patrons and collectors. Jennifer will speak about the genesis of her Crusade and the ways individual artists can use the same thought principles to build audiences for their work.  From developing unique programming at her gallery to working with photographers to build their own collector base to driving a 1977 VW bus (affectionately named Lady Blue) around the country to bring art to the people, Schwartz’s Crusade is one you want to know about.  This lecture is free to the public and seating will be limited - please R.S.V.P. here: CRUSADE FOR COLLECTING

Give where you live! FotoDC is participating with the Catalogue of Philanthropy and United Way for Do More 24, a one-day giving event designed to raise millions of dollars for area nonprofits through a massive regional online fundraising campaign. FotoDC is looking for support from our local photography community, so look out for more details about this exciting day of giving. Mark your calendars:  June 6, 2013

Cedric Houin - 2012 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Top Winner 


CRITICAL EXPOSURE - OPENING TONIGHT! 'Zoom In: National Lens, Local Focus', an exhibit of youth photography & writing used to create social change. Critical Exposure students provide a youth-voice in the national education conversation by highlighting issues affecting students in D.C. and across the country. Wednesday, May 22nd, 6-8pm at Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Chinatown. 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Enter theNational Geographic Traveler 25th Annual Photo Contest - Submit your best travel photos and you could win amazing prizes, including a National Geographic Expedition to the Galápagos and an opportunity to be published inTraveler magazine. Plus, check in every week to see recent entries and editors' favorites, and vote for your top picks! Enter by June 30, 2013.

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Jim Schlett



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EDDIE ADAMS - BARNSTORM The Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI - Deadline May 31, 2013. Workshop takes place October 11-14, 2013 in Jeffersonville, NY. The workshop is tuition free and 100 students are accepted - join top professionals in photojournalism in an intense four-day workshop. Sign up online now:

JIM SCHLETT - For the second year in a row one of Schlett's photographs was selected in the Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Exhibition held at the JM Center in Gainesville, VA.  In addition, Schlett is also part of a group exhibition at the MOCA Gallery in Georgetown for the month of May. On Saturday, June 8, another Jim Schlett photograph "Beyond the Planets" will be unveiled as part of the permanent window panel display at the ArtSpace building in Herndon, VA.  There will be a reception from 7-9 p.m. that evening.