FotoNews: July 2016

Hello FotoFriends!

With the height of summer upon us we're looking forward to all of the amazing opportunities the warmer weather has to offer! We particularly enjoy heading down to the Georgetown waterfront (that fountain is a phtographer's dream!). Where is your favorite summer photography location? Share it on instagram with #FotoDC!

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 Photo by Karen Saunders

Photo by Karen Saunders

Announcing: The Faces of DC and Places of DC Spring Competition Winners are here!

Check out the full gallery now. See all the incredible photos yourself in our month long gallery at the W Hotel for the entire month of July!

 W Hotel Washington DC
515 15th St NW
Washington DC 20004

 Photo by Robert Rutoed

Photo by Robert Rutoed

Become a FotoDC 2016 FotoPartner!

Become one of our exclusive FotoPartners and enjoy:
A valuable system for partners with a dedicated page on our website, which receives more than 200,000 hits per day during the festival and that you may link back to your organization’s own site. Promotion of your event as part of the FotoPartner calendar/events system, list and map. FotoPartner announcements on Twitter, Facebook and in FotoNews, our 40,000+ recipient newsletter

 Photo of Stephen Greenberg by Bill Barton

Photo of Stephen Greenberg by Bill Barton

Free Photography Lecture and Presentation@ JULY 1st Art Walk In The Park

See history come alive! Join librarian, historian and photographer Stephen Greenberg as he explores the curious and fascinating world of medical photography.  Photography has long been critical to the practice of medicine, but many times the resulting images and collections are far removed from their original context and therefore mysterious to the viewer.  Why were these pictures taken? Who saw them? How did they reflect the techniques and aesthetics of the rest of contemporary photography, and in particular what do these photos say about photography as the recorder of unmanipulated "truth?"
Date:  July 1, 2016
Time:  7PM

Photoworks Gallery at Historic Glen Echo Park
1st Floor, Arcade Building
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

Ink and Silver: Medicine, Photography and the Printed Book, 1845-1890
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

PHOTO BOOK KICKSTARTER - Frank Hallam Day's Bangkok: Call Waiting

Help make photographer and former Faces & Places of DC judge Frank Hallam Day's photo book: Bangkok: Call Waiting a reality! Day’s intimate yet subtly epic photographs of phone booth interiors at night reflect the multiple layers of time in Bangkok. 

 Natalie Fay Green  Eastern Market

Natalie Fay Green Eastern Market

Last chance: View the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s juried exhibit, For the Record: Changing D.C.

For the Record is the Historical Society’s annual photography and fine art competition featuring work on the rapidly changing national capital.The exhibit is open Tuesday through Friday, 10am-4pm with an extended viewing on Saturday, July 16 from 10am-4pm. For more information about next year’s competition, which awards cash prizes as well as opportunities for works to become part of the Historical Society’s permanent collection click below.

  Image Credit - Larry W. Schwarm

Image Credit - Larry W. Schwarm

No Mountains in the Way: On view through July 31: Smithsonian American Art Museum 

In the 1970s, the National Endowment for the Arts conceived a series of photo survey projects inspired by the epic documentary photography program undertaken by the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s. The first in the NEA’s series, No Mountains in the Way, sent three photographers to capture contemporary life in rural Kansas. James Enyeart, Terry Evans, and Larry Schwarm—artists who have attained considerable achievement in the intervening decades—each examined particular aspects of the Kansas rural environment. Their collective visions reflect place, culture, and custom in Kansas. The exhibition and catalogue for No Mountains in the Way first appeared in 1975 at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. The current installation of 63 vintage prints from this survey of 120 photographs, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, revisits this important project.

  Boushra Almutawakel, Untitled, from the series “The Hijab,” 2001; Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and the Howard Greenberg Gallery

Boushra Almutawakel, Untitled, from the series “The Hijab,” 2001; Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and the Howard Greenberg Gallery

Last Chance: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
April 8–July 31, 2016
National Museum of Women in the Arts

More than 80 photographs and a video installation explore the themes of protest, war and identity. The provocative and poetic works on view—most created in the last decade—include portraiture, documentary images and staged narratives. These contemporary women photographers challenge stereotypes surrounding the people, landscapes, and cultures of Iran and the Arab world. The exhibition features artists Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. #SheWhoTellsaStory

Artists in Conversation: She Who Tells a Story

Wednesday, July 27, 6:30–9 p.m.Join artist Tanya Habjouqa and guests in conversation over light refreshments. Habjouqa discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in She Who Tells a Story during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Ample time allows participants to explore the galleries, ask about Habjouqa’s work and engage in small-group conversations. $25 general; $15 members. Reservations required.

(Art)Xiomas On view June 9th through August 7th

The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents(Art)xiomas - CUBAAHORA: the Next Generation, a contemporary Cuban art exhibition organized with SPAIN Arts and Culture. This exhibition is curated by art historian Gabriela García Azcuy. (Art)xiomas is part of AMA’s celebration of the birth centennial of its founding director, Cuban-born José Gómez Sicre. With this project, Spain and the OAS AMA / Art Museum of the Americas aim to bring nations together through art and culture, beyond historical and political nuances, looking to a new horizon, as so many contemporary artists in Cuba are doing.

  Corey Hilz/Capital Photography Center

Corey Hilz/Capital Photography Center

Summer Classes at Capital Photography Center!

Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or have been shooting for years, you'll find a great list of classes to inspire and excite! We have a great line-up this summer of 'In The Field' shooting classes like Lilies and Lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, Butterflies at Brookside Gardens and of course our classic classes like iPhone Photography and DSLR Basics! Our small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means our students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of our offerings today!

2016 Aperture Summer Open: Photography Is Magic

Join Aperture for the opening reception of the 2016 Aperture Summer Open: Photography is Magiccurated by Charlotte Cotton. This year was a call for contributions to the idea of photography as a magical form.
Aperture’s Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation’s gallery that features a wide variety of work drawn from members of our photographic community. Selected annually by a prominent curator or editor, the exhibition seeks to reveal and report on critical themes and trends driving international contemporary photographic practice. The exhibition opens the doors of the Foundation to all photographers, both well- and lesser-known, as it fosters and promotes new ideas and talent.
Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 146:00–8:00 p.m.

 Alan Ward

Alan Ward

Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward: February 20 - September 5th: National Building Museum

Alan Ward, FASLA, occupies a unique position in landscape architecture. He is an award-winning practitioner of the craft, working as principle at the firm Sasaki Associates; he is also an accomplished photographer of the landscape. Working in black and white, Ward focuses on the fundamental materials that construct the visual landscape. By denying viewers familiar green lawns, lush foliage, and colored blooms, these large-format photographs challenge us to see the landscape with a new perspective.

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

To see the gallery of award-winning images visit View the inspiring HD video created to accompany the exhibition: 

The Fall 20-year anniversary special edition of Nature's Best Photography makes a great holiday 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.

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

  Photo by Andrew Currie |   Greenbank Radio Telescope #1   | Silver Gelatin Print, 2014

Photo by Andrew Currie | Greenbank Radio Telescope #1 | Silver Gelatin Print, 2014

The Vastness of Space
Photography from Andrew Currie and John R. Cooper
July 8 - August 14, 2016

Photography from John R. Cooper and Andrew Currie
John R. Cooper is a free-lance fine art photographer.  Cooper's images of mountains, deserts, winter and ocean landscapes seek to capture the grandeur, vastness and human insignificance before the force of nature. Andrew Currie is a photographer whose images of space vehicles and observatories are taken from his "Rocketpunk" project -- an ongoing exploration of spaceflight history and of the "future that might have been." Currie's work is a tribute to those who look at the sky and dream of space as a true frontier.

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Friday, July 8, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Photoworks Gallery at Historic Glen Echo Park
Saturdays 1-4 PM and Sundays 1-8 PM
(and any time when a class is underway)
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD

  Hank Willis "And One" | Part of the National Gallery of Art's Photography Collection | Photography Lectures with Photoworks Faculty Member Sarah Gordon

Hank Willis "And One" | Part of the National Gallery of Art's Photography Collection | Photography Lectures with Photoworks Faculty Member Sarah Gordon

National Gallery of Art Photography Lectures with Photoworks Faculty Member Sarah Gordon

This summer, Photoworks' own Sarah Gordon will be hosting gallery talks at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  Talks are open to the public and will give participants an overview of the National Gallery of Art's photography collection.  Visitors should plan to meet in the West Building Rotunda.Talks will be held on the following dates:
July 12, 2016 at 12 NOON
July 14, 2016 at 12 NOON
July 19, 2016 at 1PM
July 21, 2016 at 1PM
August 24, 2016 at 12 NOON
August 31, 2016 at 12 NOON

Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs

Aimed at children between the ages of nine and twelve, Seeing Things: A Kid’s Guide to Looking at Photographs by renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz, introduces young readers to the power and magic of photography through the work of master photographers such as William Eggleston, Mary Ellen Mark, Helen Levitt, and Walker Evans, among others. Meyerowitz explores how a photograph can freeze a moment in time, tell a story, combine several layers into one frame, and create an illusion. Each picture is accompanied by a short commentary, encouraging readers to look closely and use their imagination to understand key concepts in photography such as light, gesture, composition, and, ultimately, how there is wonder all around us when viewed through the lens.

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)

SAVE THE DATE: WiLDSPEAK will be November 15th - 16th 2016

Join the International League of Conservation Photographers for a one day symposium with presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration from some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, scientists, and conservation program implementers. 

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

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

  INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH: June was a great month for photography. We loved all of the #FacesofPride photos in our feed. Especially this one from   @dcitycyclist  !

INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH: June was a great month for photography. We loved all of the #FacesofPride photos in our feed. Especially this one from @dcitycyclist!

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

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