October 23, 2012


Countdown: Less Than 3 Weeks Until FotoWeekDC 2012!

  • Pre-Festival Instagram Contest - Submit your best Instagram photos to our contest by November 7th -12pm EST for a chance to win Festival Passes, Seminars, Portfolio Reviews, and Launch Party tickets! Additionally, we have added a People's Choice Category, so get your followers to VOTE and we will select our favorite images and repost every few days. To see submissions, visit our contest page. Winning work will be shown at FotoWeekCentral during the Festival!
  • FotoWeekEDU Seminars & Portfolio Reviews - Take an all-day seminar Nov 10-13 and 15-17 with one of our leading presenters: Gerd Ludwig, Daniel Milnor, Mary Virginia Swanson, Brian Storm, VII Photographer Ed Kashi, Aline Smithson, Michael Melford, Tom Mangelsen, PDN 30: Alice Gabriner, Mark Mahaney & Rebecca Drobis moderated by Holly Hughes. Have your work reviewed at our Portfolio Reviewon Sunday, November 11.
  • Event Tickets and Festival Passes - We're closing in on FotoWeekDC and it's time to purchase your tickets! With the purchase of a ticket for the Benefit Launch Party (open bars, food, great music and great crowd) you will receive a free CD from DJ G-Flux (supplies may be limited)! Festival Passes give you exclusive access to the exhibitions and lectures throughout the week at FotoWeekCentral, our Festival Hub. On Saturday, November 17, join us at our Closing Party for one last hurrah (open bar, hot latin band, late bites)! Grab your tickets before they sell out!
  • FotoWeek by Night - Announcing exciting evening slideshow events during FotoWeek at Georgetown’s newest lounge, MalMaison, featuring projections and presentations...and an after party blast after the Goethe FotoBooks Exhibition opening on 11/14.

Click on an event below to purchase your tickets!

Sunday 11/11 - Slideluck Potshow 
Wednesday 11/14 - 'DISCOTECA' After Party @ Tropicalia
Thursday 11/15 - Uncover/Discover Photographers
Friday 11/ 16 - San Francisco’s Open Show

  • 2012 FotoWeekDC Youth Photo Contest - Congratulations to the winners of FotoWeekDC's Youth Contest and thanks to everyone who submitted their work! All Contest Winners will be shown at FotoWeekCentral during FotoWeek 2012. Please click here for the full list of our winners on our website. 
  • Volunteer Opportunity! - Want a chance to be a part of creating FotoWeekDC's Festival? We are looking for passionate and reliable volunteers to help us bring together our big week! You can assist during Portfolio Reviews, Seminars, the Opening/Closing parties and at various venues throughout the week. Click here to register as a volunteer - and thank you! 
  • Check us out! - Stay updated with us through our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and more for the latest announcements including giveaways, special events, and Festival prizes as we approach FotoWeekDC.



Free FotoWeekDC Presentation Adobe Photographer Peter Krogh will be holding aFREE Lightroom Presentation on Saturday November 10th from 12pm-1:30pm. The lecture, entitled "Lightroom 4 -- An Important Tool for Today's Photographer," and will focus on how to streamline the import process, create a simple organizational structure, and how to add stylistic effects to your images. Special thanks to Adobe for sponsoring this event!

Documentary Photography Workshops with Nancy Libson - Photographer Nancy Libson is holding an one-day workshop documenting Dupont Circle with a Camera! The workshop is for photographers of all levels. Class will cover composition, light, historic architecture, street scenes and more while learning how to create a photographic story. Click here to register.

Call for Submissions: Slideluck Potshow - In collaboration with FotoWeekDC, Slideluck Potshow is now seeking cohesive, creative, and thought-provoking submissions! The final product will be shown at Malmaison, a new restaurant/bar that includes an arts space located in Georgetown (tickets available here). The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 1st, 12am EST. 



Congratulations to all of our Youth Contest Winners, who will be shown at FotoWeekDC! Full list of winners is available here.

  • Best in Show - Ann Nguyen (see image above!)
  • First Place Winners -  Oliver Hayman, Olivia Leigh, Luwam Tesfay, Shae Dempsey, Chloe Morgan, Ella Burroughs, Sarah Greisdorf, Danielle Saman, Tristan Colaizzi, Karar Shah, Emillie McCulloch, Kate McDonough, Cheyenne Bartolomei
  • Honorable Mentions - Tyler Palmeter, Andrew Liddle, Samantha McClain, Julia Keane, Ying Nho, Ella Burroughs, William B. Heinsen, Madeleine Andrews, Evan Dempsey, Shae Dempsy, Kevin Hacker