Hello and welcome to the January 2016 FotoNews!

Happy New Year to all!

We hope you had an excellent holiday season, without further ado, here are the exhibitions and events coming your way this month! 


DISTRICT: January 7 - February 26, 2016
Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and artist and archivist Joseph Mills, DISTRICT is a solo photography show that explores Washington during the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of photographer Chris Earnshaw. Originally captured on Polaroids and nearly lost to time and neglect, these gritty images show the demolition, desperation, beauty, and energy in the every-day of the era's capital city.

Join us for drinks and light fare at the opening on January 6, 2016 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

DISTRICT is on view January 7 - February 26, 2016 in the Historical Society's rotating exhibit space in the Carnegie Library building, 801 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

 Happy Howlidays by Sally Canzoneri

Happy Howlidays by Sally Canzoneri

Capturing Capitol Hill: Portrait of a Neighborhood
Capitol Hill is a neighborhood rich in history, community, architecture, faces, dogs, and more. One exhibit can't portray it all, but a collection of images can capture some of the spirit and visual excitement of the neighborhood, just as a portrait of a person can capture a bit of the spirit and life of its subject
In this exhibit, DC photographer Sally Canzoneri uses colorful, pictorial style photographs create a portrait of Capitol Hill. Though she works with digital technology, Canzoneri’s images look more like lithographs than photos; and the pictures have an “old fashioned” quality that often contrasts with their present day content. An exhibit of M. Alexander Gray’s meticulous intaglio and relief prints hangs near Canzoneri’s work giving viewers a chance to compare ancient and modern techniques for making multiple pictures.
Sally Canzoneri’s artist’s books and photographs have been shown in numerous juried exhibitions.

Classes at the Capital Photography Center
Take your photography to the next level! From basic to advanced, you’ll find a class that’s right for you. 

 History Painting for a Small Town, Judy Southerland 

History Painting for a Small Town, Judy Southerland 

Reach For It!
Queen Beez
January 6 – January 30, 2016
First Friday:  January 8th from 6 - 8pm
Artist Reception: Sat. Jan 9th from 3 – 6pm
Studio Gallery and the Queen Beez program have partnered to create an art program for young ladies from Langston Terrace Dwellings Anacostia Community Outreach Center in Ward 5.  These talented young artists have used their artwork to communicate their ideas, feelings and experiences.  Months of inspiration and exploration culminate in lively, playful works, some done individually and some done collectively.  
History Painting for a Small Town
Judy Southerland

January 6 – January 30, 2016
First Friday:  January 8 from 6 - 8pm
Artist Reception: Sat. Jan 9 from 6 – 8pm
A collection of people surrounds us as we grow, and the remaining residue, along with material loose ends and unfinished business in the studio, coalesced in a series of oval paintings drawn from the legacy of portraiture. Following that lead, text became a kick-starter to visual musings on a place where words are primary in translating experience, but images have power to reveal secrets and become an antidote to corrupted stories and games.
"Dynamics of the DC Art Scene:  Then and Now,” Panel Discussion
January 10, 2016 from 3 – 5pm
Join us for a panel discussion at Studio Gallery to celebrate Studio Gallery's 50th Anniversary in honor of our founder Jennie Lea Knight, January 10th from 3 - 5 p.m.  Meet artist panelists Nancy Frankel, Jane Haslem, Amy Hughes Braden and Trevor Young who will address the increasingly vibrant local art scene, how it's changed, where it is now. Admission is free and open to the public. Moderated by Jack Rasmussen.

Photo Ark at National Geographic: November 5, 2015 – April 11, 2016
Photo Ark is a multi-year National Geographic project with a simple goal— to create portraits of the world’s most endangered species before they disappear and to inspire people to care. Each image is a visual connection between the animals and people who can help protect them. With ingenuity and wit, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore has captured portraits of more than 5,000 creatures to date, with more to come. This exhibition features many iconic images and allows visitors to follow Sartore around the world on this exciting and important project.

 Image Credit: Irving Penn, Bee, New York, 1995, Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation

Image Credit: Irving Penn, Bee, New York, 1995, Copyright © The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty At the Smithsonian American Art Museum:
October 23, 2015- March 20, 2016
Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images that appeared in Vogue, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty is the first retrospective of Penn’s work in nearly twenty years and celebrates his legacy as a modern master, revealing the full expressive range of his work. The exhibition features work from all stages of Penn’s career—street scenes from the late 1930s, photographs of the American South from the early 1940s, celebrity portraits, fashion photographs, still lifes, and more private studio images.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has 5 days of Penn tours in a row 1:30pm on Dec 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30.
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty
SAAM Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets, NW

Nature's Best Photography: Best of the Best Exhibition: Oct. 2015 - Aug. 2016
The opening gala was a night to remember at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It was a wonderful celebration of nature through the art of photography. Photographers from near and far received awards as they shared their passion for the wild with guests, supporters, and sponsors. One of the largest Nature’s Best Photography exhibitions yet, the display has already become a huge success. 

If you attended the event, Nature's Best appreciates your interest in their program and would enjoy your thoughts on the exhibition. If you would like to get involved in their Awards program and its future, please feel free to email Stephen Freligh directly at sfreligh@naturesbestphotography.com.

To see the gallery of award-winning images visit facebook.com/naturesbestphotography.org

View the inspiring HD video created to accompany the exhibition: https://goo.gl/m7otWT

The Fall 20-year anniversary special edition of Nature's Best Photography makes a great present for all photographers and nature lovers. On sale at the museum shops or order here.

Visit their website to find out about current photo competitions and get ready to enter the next Windland Awards opening in January 2016. www.naturesbestphotography.com
Public Exhibition Hours:
Free Admission. Open daily (except Dec. 25): 10 am–5:30 pm
National Museum of Natural History, 2nd Floor
10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560

 Esther Bubley, Homemaker, Children’s Aid Society—New York, New York, 1952; Gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.; Gift of Kenneth and Lori Polin and Family; © Jean B. Bubley; Photograph by Lee Stalsworth

Esther Bubley, Homemaker, Children’s Aid Society—New York, New York, 1952; Gelatin silver print, 13 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.; Gift of Kenneth and Lori Polin and Family; © Jean B. Bubley; Photograph by Lee Stalsworth

Esther Bubley Up Front
September 4, 2015–January 17, 2016
During America’s golden age of photojournalism, freelance photographer Esther Bubley (1921–1998) cast her discerning eye over a broad range of subjects. Drawn from a recent donation to NMWA’s collection, this exhibition presents Bubley’s images of beauty pageants, circuses, amusement parks, boarding houses, barber shops, classrooms, clinics and kitchens. Bubley strove to give a human face to each story she covered, yet many of her images convey an ironic tone and suggest the momentous social changes that were developing in mid-20th-century America.   

Esther Bubley Up Front, presented in the Teresa Lozano Long Gallery of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is organized by the museum and generously supported by its members.

Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now
Don a pair of 3-D glasses provided by Mount Vernon and experience historic views of Washington’s estate recreated with today’s 3-D technology. In our newest exhibit, Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now, view photographs dating back to the 1850s at the place the photographer stood. Step back in time for a glimpse of Mount Vernon as it appeared in the 19th century. With twenty of these signs located around the estate, history will spring to life no matter where you roam!

George Washington's Mount Vernon
(3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway)

Perspectives: Lara Baladi: August 29 – June 5, 2016

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Oum el Dounia (The Mother of the World), a large-scale tapestry based on a photographic collage. Employing both archival material and Baladi’s own images, the work was transformed into a tapestry in 2007 through the use of a digital loom. Oum el Dounia reflects Baladi’s interest in the proliferation of images of Egypt, and in how technology and interactivity affect the creation, dissemination, and preservation of visual narratives.

Daily: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Freer | Sackler
(1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20560)

A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum
This gallery features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942 — the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled. Interactive touch screens feature more than 1,000 images and 15 hours of video and audio compiled from interviews with the prize-winning photographers.

Public Hours:

9am - 5pm

(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001)

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