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

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

  Photo Credit: "Bluejacket" by Kate Warren

Photo Credit: "Bluejacket" by Kate Warren


This year, FotoDC proudly partnered with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington on the Rammys In Focus Project. 20 Photographers were partnered with 100 area dining establishments to provide a unique point-of-view body of work showcasing this vibrant industry. The best images will be displayed at the annual Rammys Gala on June 7th (and later this year at Fotoweek central), and please peruse our online gallery of the project here.

  Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Upcoming Exhibit: American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection: June 6th- September 13th 

In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, featuring more than 130 photographs that capture the changing landscape of America after World War I. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, including photographs by Esther Bubley, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Louis Faurer, and Arnold Newman. From abstractions of buildings to intimate family memories, American Moments showcases the transformation of the country’s social landscape through images by key figures of American modernism. $12/ $10 for Students and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 12pm- 7pm
Thursday Extended Hours: 5pm- 8:30pm

The Phillips Collection
(1600 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20001)

Our City Festival 2015: June 5th-7th

Celebrate D.C. film, music, and literature with free live performances, exhibits and film screenings. The weekend-long event will encourage people to learn more about their city and  neighbors through the arts. By showcasing films that are about or take place in DC and hosting curated performance and interactive shows featuring the sounds, sights and tastes of our city, the festival seeks to strengthen DC’s unity while embracing its diversity, and celebrate its creative communities past, present and future.  Many events FREE with registration/ Get tickets to screenings here

  Photo Credit: William Christenberry

Photo Credit: William Christenberry

Upcoming Exhibit: William Christenberry at Hemphill: June 10th- August 1st

Year after year, William Christenberry has returned to the vast rural landscape of Alabama to document talismans of a culture profoundly stitched into his being. His images capture the symbols of the inconstant South, all evolving from or dissolving into resplendent nothingness.

Public Hours:
10:00am – 5:00pm 
and by appointment
Gallery closed July 4th

Opening Night Reception:
Wednesday, June 10th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

(1515 14th Street NW, #300, Washington DC, 20005) 


LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph: June 10th-13th

This June, the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph will once again transform historic downtown Charlottesville, VA into a vibrant art space. LOOK3 will host world-renowned photographers for a full weekend of gallery exhibitions, artist talks, outdoor projections, book signings, workshops, and parties. Festival passes sell out early every year so get your tickets now. Tickets from $15- $495

Public Hours:
Wednesday June 10th: 2pm- 7pm
Thursday June 11th: 10am- 7pm
Friday June 12th: 10am- 8:30pm
Saturday June 13th: 10am- 8:30pm

  Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom: March 21st- January 3rd

In Scaling Washington, photographer Colin Winterbottom's debut museum exhibition, features stunning large-scale images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. Winterbottom's images highlight the technical insights shared by the engineers and architects central to the restorations, giving visitors new perspectives on these symbolic icons. $8 for Adults/ $5 Children and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

The National Building Museum
(401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)

  Photo Credit: Lee Friedlander, American, born 1934, New York City, 1966, gelatin silver print, Trellis Fund, 2001

Photo Credit: Lee Friedlander, American, born 1934, New York City, 1966, gelatin silver print, Trellis Fund, 2001

In Light of the Past: Twenty Five Years of Photography @ National Gallery of Art: Now- July 26th

All the reasons why you love photography in one place: from Walker Evans to William Egglestone to Lee Friedlander, the show features 175 masterpieces of the genre in one place, celebrating a quarter century of work done by the Gallery’s photography curatorial team. Free

Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 11am–6pm

National Gallery of Art
(6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565)

  Photo Credit: Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010; Taxidermy and steel; Photography by Tessa Angus

Photo Credit: Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010; Taxidermy and steel; Photography by Tessa Angus

Super Natural And Organic Matter: June 5th – September 13th 

Two shows – one focusing on emerging female artists (Organic Matter) and one focusing on established ones (Sam Taylor Johnson, Rachel Ruysch and the like) sees DC, in springtime, immersed with the natural world as a space for exploration and invention. A true wonderland for fine art fans. $10 Adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ Free for Members. Get tickets here

Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 12pm– 5pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts
(1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005)

  Photo Credit: "New York Poetry 1: Manhattan Sestet" by  Julie Wolsztynski

Photo Credit: "New York Poetry 1: Manhattan Sestet" by Julie Wolsztynski

Carte Blanche: Alicia, Olivia, Hannah and Asia: The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery Curate the Summer Show:  June 3rd- August 23rd

The interns of Adah Rose Gallery will be curating our summer show incorporating photography, mixed media, painting, sculpture and the best of young minds.  Photography includes polaroids, digital, black and white dark room and more. Photographers include Julie Wolsztynski, Laila Jadallah, Anne Chwatsky, Hannah Chartove, Olivia Olonso Gough, Regine Guillemin, Anna Hollande ,D.B. Stovall and an ever rotating roster of new artists. Free

Public Hours:
Thursday-Sunday: 12pm- 6pm

Adah Rose Gallery
(3766 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895)

  Photo Credit: Pete McCutchen

Photo Credit: Pete McCutchen

Upcoming Exhibit: "Being and Becoming: Enter the Kaleidoscope" by Pete McCutchen at Touchstone Gallery: June 5th- 28th

Color is the wild essence of freedom that runs through the work of Pete McCutchen. His work is bold, lush, vibrant, unrestrained. Entering his world, one enters a sea of pattern, form, and texture.  He invites you to enter the Kaleidoscope, to see the world through his eyes. Free

Special Preview: 
June 3rd-4th

Public Hours:
June 5th-28th
Wednesday to Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 5th

Touchstone Gallery
(901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001)

Future Perfect Project: Stories for Tomorrow – Lived Today, Everywhere
Photography Documentation at the Goethe Institut: May 6th- August 7th

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. This exhibition presents a selection of photos and stories from around the world that are being featured on Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform which tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action. Free

Public Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-3pm

Goethe-Insitut Washington
(812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)

That's it for June! Be sure to check for updates throughout the month!

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