Hello and welcome to the March 2015 FotoNews!

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 involvedclick here.

High Heat in Close Quarters: harDCore 2011–2014
Photographer Chris Suspect Explores Four Years of Punk in
the Nation’s Capitol

Opening Reception – Friday, March 6 from 7 - 9 pm

Join the Leica Store DC for the opening reception of “Suspect Device”, 20 select prints from Washington, DC, photographer Chris Suspect. The high-contrast black and white images from Washington, DC’s current day punk scene telegraph the hard-to-capture impact and volatile energy that has kept it going for more than 35 years. The exhibit will run from March 6 through Spring 2015.


Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare
Feb. 7-May 10, 2015

Working in Hollywood in the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings he considered to be the pinnacle of his creative vision. This culmination of years of work across media was inspired by photographs of mathematical models he made in Paris in the 1930s. Featuring over 100 pieces, this exhibition displays side-by-side for the first time the original mathematical models, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of the objects, and the surrealist-inflected Shakespearean Equations, connecting his approach to geometric forms with his other works that relate inanimate objects with the human body.

Two-for-one exhibition admission for Man Ray—Human Equations
$12 ($24 value)

Through May 10, 2015
Promo code MANRAY15
Fine print: Not valid in combination with other discounts. Not valid during Phillips after 5 events: 5-8:30 pm on March 5, 5-8:30 pm on April 2, 5-8:30 pm on May 7

Image credit: Man Ray, Shakespearean Equation, Julius Caesar, 1948. Oil on masonite, 24 × 19 3/4 in. The Rosalind & Melvin Jacobs Collection, New York. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015


gute aussichten: new german photography 2014/2015
Opening Discussion and Reception

Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8 pm
with curator Josefine Raab and Nate Larson (Professor of Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art)
“gute aussichten,” Germany’s annual competition for graduate photography students, presents a unique and far-ranging synopsis in terms of both the content and style of the works created by young photographers in Germany during the past 12 months. This year’s eight award-winners challenge us and give us a taste of the shape that we’re in — individually and in society as a whole.

Featuring works by:
Karolin Back
Katharina Fricke
Andrea Grützner
Marvin Hüttermann
Stefanie Schroeder
Jannis Schulze
Kolja Warnecke
Eduard Zent


Photoworks: Presence of Place
On view at the American University Museum until March 15

Forty years ago, in a derelict building hidden among the abandoned amusement park rides of Glen Echo Park, four young photographers founded Photoworks with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity. Photoworks: Presence of Place will feature works by past and present members of the Photoworks community, faculty and students who have distinguished themselves by the quality and integrity of their work.

Image credit Elsie Hull Sprague, Swimming Hole, c. 2009. Silver gelatin print, 6 x 6 in.  


Touchstone Gallery All Member Artist Show "Sprout"
March 4 - 29, 2015, GALLERY A and C
Opening Reception: Friday March 6, 6 - 8:30pm
Coffee and Cake/Artist Talk: Sunday March 22, 2 – 4pm

“Sprout” Touchstone member artists present works of color and pattern illuminated by spring's early light.  
Collage, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and hand pulled prints reveal an interest in sprouts of green, new growth, and budding tranquility. 

Featuring photographers - Michael Lang, Pete McCutchen, Newton More, Harvey Kupferberg.

Admission and all events are free and open to public


The Report from WHNPA Is Out!

See the 2015 "Eyes of History®" Winners and everything the WHNPA has been up to RIGHT HERE.