Hello and welcome to the first FotoNews of 2015! In each edition, FotoDC will bring you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll to the bottom!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involved click here.


Critical Exposure + Hirshhorn + National Bulding Museum!
Critical Exposure, the Hirshhorn's ARTLAB+, and The National Building Museum collaborated to bring the youth art exhibit, "Creating Across the City." The exhibit will be on display at Reagan National Airport's Gallery Walk Terminal A through July.

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WPOW PRESENTS: THE FOURTH ANNUAL PHOTO SEMINAR AND PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) will hold the Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 from 9am-3pm at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. 

The Seminar and Portfolio Review offers an opportunity to show your work to industry leaders in Washington, DC- a base for many of the world’s top photographers, editors, and publications. Editors from National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Times, AARP, Washingtonian Magazine and more will be on hand to conduct the portfolio reviews. 

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Holocaust Museum hosts first Instameet
On January 1, 2015, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum changed its photography policy to allow photographs in its exhibitions for the first time in its 22-year history. One month later, on February 1, the Museum welcomed more than 40 members of the DC Instagram community to its Permanent Exhibition, and invited them to be among the first people to make photographs of its powerful artifacts. Participants went on guided mini-tours of the Permanent Exhibition, and were introduced to the Museum’s unique architecture. The Holocaust Museum welcomes other photographers to visit the Museum on their own, or to take part in additional upcoming opportunities to visit as a community.

Photo by Phil Martin (@phil.martin)
 

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Be a part of 9:30 Club history!
Have plenty of great memories at the 9:30 Club? Don't we all. Now, on the eve of their 35th anniversary, the club is gearing up to publish a book charting its history! If you have any documents or photos like those listed above, send 'em over to 930book@RRockEnterprises.com. 


Ernesto Bazan visiting Photoworks at Glen Echo!
On Saturday, February 28th, join master photographer and author Ernesto Bazan for a unique one-on-one portfolio review and a lecture and book signing for “A Cuban Trilogy.” For more information, please visit www.glenechophotoworks.org


US Diplomacy Center Presents: Faces of Diplomacy
OUR NATION’S DIPLOMATS ARE THE FACE OF AMERICA TO THE WORLD. 
FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 11, 2015 • ATRIUM GALLERY EXHIBIT
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They are commissioned Foreign Service Officers who manage our diplomatic relations around the globe. Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Servants, Development Specialists, locally engaged staff, and many others also labor tirelessly in support of our nation’s interests at our diplomatic missions around the world.

Take a closer look at ten of these talented and diverse employees of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. They come from various regions, have various educational backgrounds, and perform a wide variety of duties. But service to our nation unites them in purpose. Each of them serves our nation at home or abroad, promoting peace and prosperity on behalf of all Americans. In the videos, each tells his or her own story of why they serve their country.

The medium for each portrait is an archival pigment print. Each subject selected the site for their portrait. Each site has a personal connection, which is noted in the portrait label. A few of the subjects have since moved on to new positions.

Pictured above: Wesley Mathews, Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany
Photo by Pratik Shah, BFA Photojournalism 2014

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News in Brief

  • Chain and the Gang did a pop-up performance in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the photos from the show are gorgeous. [BYT]
  • DC’s best storytellers join forces with Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) to bring you a night of compelling, humorous, and mind-blowing true stories from women behind the scenes and on the front lines of world events and cultural trends. [SpeakeasyDC]
  • First look photos at the new Founding Farmers in Tysons proves how much you need a donut with fried chicken. [BYT]
  • RAMW partnered with us to showcase the people and faces in the DC area’s food community. [FotoDC]

Tell your NY friends!

Nat Geo Live premieres next week in New York City at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts! On February 4, 2015 be inspired by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen as he shares breathtaking images and behind-the-scenes stories live on stage! 

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