Hello and welcome to the April 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.

And don't forget to save the FotoWeekDC 2015 dates!
November 7-15 2015

Spring Kick Off Party

Join us at Frye Company's Gallery THIS Wednesday as we kick off the Spring FotoDC competitions in style with an evening of complimentary cocktails, catching-up and beautiful images of some of our past season's winners. 

Wednesday, April 8th
1066 Wisconsin Ave NW
RSVP at: Frye@BrandLinkDCRSVP.com


Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail started in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest of the Spanish photojournalist Janire Nájera.

During her trip, Janire met and interviewed Spanish descendants to analyze how the traditions of the first settlers have merged with local cultures influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and cities, revealing some traces of Spanish intangible heritage that remains across these states.

Nájera has captured her experience along the route in a daily log, a book and a photography exhibition that will travel across the U.S. and that premieres at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington, D.C.

Photo by: Janire Najera

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RSVP for Critical Exposure's 10th annual exhibit of youth photography for social changeNO FILTER. See and hear an unfiltered view of young people's experiences in D.C. schools and communities. 

We're hosting a reception with food & drinks on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30-8:30pm. Last year, over 400 people attended to hear our students speak and see their powerful photos. RSVP today to secure your spot. Join us in celebrating our students' amazing work!

The event is free. Suggested donation of $35 for those who are able.

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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 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.

Image credit: (left) an 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 (right) Mathematical Object: Real Part of the Function w=e , c. 1900. Plaster, 9 × 12 3/8 × 7 1/2 in. Brill-Schilling Collection. Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

Two-for-one exhibition admission for Man Ray—Human Equations
$12 ($24 value)
Through May 10, 2015
Promo code MANRAY15
Tickets available at www.phillipscollection.org
Fine print: Not valid in combination with other discounts or during Phillips after 5: 5-8:30 pm on May 7

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Join Lomography For a Day of Fun This Film Photography Day 2015 at NYC!
Lomography NYC is celebrating Film Photography Day for the third consecutive year. We are inviting all lomographers and analog enthusiasts to mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 11. To commemorate this day, we have organized an exciting line-up of events including live music and drinks!

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Slow Walking in NY
Photographs by Michael Lang


Opening Reception: 
Friday, April 10, 2015, 6-8:30 pm

Documentary photographer Michael Lang presents a solo show of his most recent work at the Touchstone Gallery at 901 New York Ave., NW, April 1 – 26, 2015. Lang’s previous shows at Touchstone Gallery and elsewhere typically focused on photo essays of marginalized groups of people with the most recent being The Drag Illusion, a dramatic study of drag performers. On April 1 Lang returns with a show of street photography entitled ‘Slow Walking in NY’.

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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