As we head into fall we're particularly excited about the launch of our 2016 FotoWeekDC Competitions, as well as we are ramping up and getting everything together for FotoWeekDC!
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Announcing the FotoWeekDC 2016 Competitions! Now Accepting Entries Deadline: October 7th
The three categories for competition offer a unique chance to gain exposure during the FotoWeekDC Festival and on all FotoDC online platforms. Enter today!
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FotoPartner announcements on Twitter, Facebook and in FotoNews, our 40,000+ recipient newsletter
September 9th - BYT Presents: Freaks & Greeks: A National Geographic After Hours: 8:00pm - 12:30pm
Join National Geographic and Brightest Young Things for an evening featuring exclusive access to the new Nat Geo Museum exhibition, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander The Great, the photo exhibition, Invisible Boundaries: Exploring Yellowstone's Great Animal Migrations, lightning talks from National Geographic explorers, and much more!
DEADLINE APPROACHING: Hillyer Art Space celebrates Fotoweek DC with a small works show featuring photo-based art.
All work must be under 10″ in any one directions. This exhibition will be juried by DC-based photographer and curator, Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah has lived, worked and exhibited her photographs in Paris, Washington, and the Middle-East. Laila completed a B.A in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Arts & Culture & Photography from George Mason University in 2007. She worked as a photography and gallery assistant in Washington, before moving to Paris in 2009 to study at SPEOS Photographic Institute. Earning a Certificate in Studio Photography, she focused on portrait and fashion photography working with designers including, Sakina M’Sa, Isadora Ducasse and Dognin, before moving back to Washington in 2010. Since her return she has provided consultation services on photography, curating, art direction and exhibition development for galleries, arts-based organizations, creative groups, and artists.
Deadline: September 4, 2016
Artist Notification: October 12th
Exhibition Dates: November 4-December 18
Entry Fee: $20 for members / $30 for non-members
Awards: A Best in Show award will be given in the amount of $100
“Never Forget” a Photography Exhibition by Alan Sislen Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11
This exhibit follows Sislen's 15-year photographic journey near around "ground zero," beginning before 9/11 and continuing today. We see destruction, mourning and remembrance. We see an area slowly transformed as the remains of the WTC, its victims and structures were painstakingly removed. We see the new WTC complex and nearby memorials slowly emerge where so much devastation had occurred. What we see there today reflects the renewed vibrancy and hope for New York City and beyond. As we commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Sislen hopes these photographs will help us to Never Forget 9/11/01 that affected so many, and the sorrow, hope and transformation that followed.
Dates: September 6th – October 16th, 2016
Artist’s Reception: Sunday, September 11 2-4pm
Location: Multiple Exposures Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center105 N. Union St #312, Alexandria, VA. 22314
Philip Trager: Discussion and Book Signing at The Phillips Collection
Thursday, Sept. 15, 6:30 pm
American photographer Philip Trager joins Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski to discuss his recent publications, New York in the 1970s and Photographing Ina (both Steidl, 2016). Trager’s personal portraits of buildings are regarded as landmarks in architectural photography, while his expressionistic images of dancers have expanded the genre of dance photography. A book signing follows.
WPOW Photo Talks at Anacostia Community Museum
Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) photographers Gabriela Bulisova and Becky Harlan will discuss their individual projects at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum. Bulisova’s Inside Outside focuses on men reentering their communities and Harlan presents, DC's Anacostia River, which explores life along the Anacostia River. Following their presentations, WPOW President and ACM photographer Susana Raab will moderate a Q & A. Light refreshments will be served.
Sunday September 18, 2016 2-4 pm
Anacostia Community Museum Program Room
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
parking available on site
Muriel Hasbun & Caroline Lacey : Calling to You September 10 - October 22 2016
Civilian Art Projects launches its 11th season with “Muriel Hasbun & Caroline Lacey: Calling to You,” a photographic exhibition about legacy, the construction of memory, and cultural identity. The exhibition opens on September 10, and will be on view until October 22, 2016. There is a public reception for the artists on Saturday, September 10th, from 7 to 9pm.
Open to the Public
September 10 : 7pm - 9pm
Civilian Art Projects
4718 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Wed, Thurs, Sat
1pm - 5pm
Visionary Wild Autumn Workshops
Travel and learn under the generous instruction of Frans Lanting, John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Melford and other masters, with Visionary Wild workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. This autumn, we visit Utah’s Capitol Reef, where we will help participants refine their personal creative vision, composition, technical skills, and digital workflow amid the splendid red rock landscape and golden aspens. Other upcoming opportunities include a unique expedition cruise in Greenland, close encounters with Polar Bears, Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, and Death Valley National Park. Join the adventure!
The 410 GooDBuddY Gallery Exhibition “Coast Road / portraits of places” by Timothy Cassidy opens Friday, November 18th at 6:30PM.
Coast Road is an exploration of rural southwest Ireland. This series captures the breathtaking landscapes and intimate spaces that make up the small coast roads along the Atlantic Ocean. Without the sentimentality typical of most photographs of Ireland, Tim’s images portray the complex emotion that lingers in an abandoned space or the joy you feel when you hear the earth’s song in a perfect patch of empty wood. Mostly, his images render that ephemeral moment we experience when we’re not quite sure why a memory sticks with us.
410 GooDBuddY. 410 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC
LAST CHANCE: 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.
Call for Submissions to For the Record 2017:
The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. invites artists and photographers to submit work of D.C. to For the Record, its annual juried competition. Opening in April of 2017, the exhibit and fundraising sale will recognize the best photographs and works of art of Howard Town/Pleasant Plains, Burleith, Palisades, Shepherd Park, Ivy City, Buzzard Point, Kenilworth, and Congress Heights neighborhoods. Entrants will compete for cash prizes including $500 for “Best Overall” work. Online submissions will be accepted starting September 6, 2016 through midnight January 3, 2017.
District II featuring photographers Chris Earnshaw, Bill Barrett, Joseph Mills Document 1960's, 70's & 80's D.C.
Bill Barrett, Chris Earnshaw, and Joseph Mills—three premier chroniclers of mid- to late-20th-century Washington— examine the streets of downtown D.C. with photography in DISTRICT II at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The exhibition opens Thursday, September 29, 2016 with a reception from 6-8pm at the Carnegie Library on Mt Vernon Square. The show builds on the enthusiastic response to DISTRICT Chris Earnshaw, a solo gallery show of city-wide work presented in early 2016, narrowing the geography of the previous show to Earnshaw’s photos of downtown, and adding context from the accomplished Barrett and Mills.
Street Photography Series Photo Walks:
The Street Photography Series offers a unique tour experience that integrates local history and photographic documentation. Run as workshops, each photo walk emphasizes skills relating to historic documentation and photography. The guided photo walks allow for participants to document a neighborhood in each of the city’s eight wards while learning about its history and dynamic development. Participants and local artists who take part in the Street Photography Series are encouraged to participate in the following year's For the Record. This fall, our first two photo walks will be focus on Kenilworth (Ward 7) and Buzzard Point (Ward 6).
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Author and social commentator Carl Van Vechten (1880 –1964) began taking photographs in 1932. For the next three decades, he made portraits of writers, musicians, athletes, and many of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance. This installation features thirty-nine images, all works from SAAM’s permanent collection, and is presented in celebration of the 2016 Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The installation is free to view.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC, 20004
Leica DC September Events
September 1: Movie Night: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
No RSVP necessary
September 11: Monthly Group Critique: 2pm - 4pm
A monthly event that will focus on improving, receiving, and providing photo critique within a small group setting at the Leica Store DC. This event is geared towards photographers with a strong understanding of photography and are looking to receive (and provide) feedback with the intention of improving their portfolio. The event is strictly limited to six participants.
RSVP at email@example.com
Fall Sports Photography Classes at Capital Photography Center!
Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or have been shooting for years, you'll find a thorough list of classes to inspire and excite! Fall will be here soon and with that comes sports! Check out our offerings with professional sports photography Mitchell Layton and shoot on the sidelines at American University's soccer, field hockey and volleyball games! We will also be offering our classic classes like iPhone Photography, Lightroom in a Day and DSLR Basics throughout the season! Our small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means our students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of our exciting classes today!
Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art
This gallery explores the connections between the two newly joined photography collections. On view through January 2, 2017, the exhibition is organized around themes found in the work of the two pioneers of each collection: Eadweard Muybridge and Alfred Stieglitz. Inspired by these two seminal artists, Intersections brings together more than 100 highlights of the recently merged collections by a range of artists from the 1840s to today. Just as the nearly 700 photographs from Muybridge's groundbreaking publication Animal Locomotion, acquired by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1887, became the foundation for the institution's early interest in photography, the Key Set of more than 1,600 works by Stieglitz, donated by Georgia O'Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Estate, launched the photography collection at the National Gallery of Art in 1949. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, the exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Trellis Fund. Additional funding is kindly provided by Brian and Paula Ballo Dailey.
Hill Center Galleries hosts its 2016 Regional Juried Exhibition,
The gallery is juried by Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer and Head of Adult Tours and Lectures at the National Gallery of Art. Featuring works from over 70 artists from throughout the DC, Virginia and Maryland areas, many photographers are included in the show including award winners Kay Springwater, Darren Smith and Martha Pope. Show runs through October 2, 2016.
Hill Center Galleries
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – one block from Eastern Market Metro
Occasional closings for special events. Call to confirm availability at (202) 549-4172.
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)
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.
9am - 5pm
(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001)
Panel Discussions at the National Geographic Museum
- The Greeks': Archaeology Uncovered Greece has some of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites. Travel back in time and hear from three leading archaeologists about the ancient treasures featured in “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great.
- A Democracy Forum: What Have We Learned from the Ancient Greeks What is democracy? And how does this ideal continue to evolve? As part of a summerlong series of programs organized in conjunction with the exhibition “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great,” three leading experts on Greek culture and history will examine the meaning of these questions and more.
FotoEDU Video of the Month: Quick and Dirty Film Developing Tutorial
We know film is a polarizing concept. But for the film users out there here's a tutorial from Lomography on how to do the seemingly impossible, develop film in the comfort of your own home!