FotoNews: February 2017
January was an amazing month for photography! We loved seeing all your Instagram shots in our #NotASwamp feed. We're looking forward to all the FotoFun that February is going to bring. Be sure to follow us on Instagram as we share exciting news about FotoDC all month long!
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@natgeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos
National Geographic Museum’s new exhibition “@NatGeo: Popular Instagram Photos” captures and curates the most liked, commented on, and favorited photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account. As the world’s top media brand on Instagram, National Geographic, or @natgeo, has more than 62 million followers and over 1 billion likes on its 12,000+ posted images.
Nat Geo Nights Field Notes: New Orleans
Thursday, February 23 5:30-8pm
Every third Thursday, National Geographic opens its doors for a night of fun and discovery. On February 23, celebrate Mardi Gras and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of New Orleans by listening to four of our explorers and photographers—Caroline Gerdes, Victoria Herrmann, Tyrone Turner, and Kris Davidson—tell amazing stories of resilience, recovery, hope, and healing in the Crescent City. Museum admission is included.
Photoworks Lecture: Photography & Political Action
Photographer Gabriela Bulisova's photography series documents the effect of mass incarceration on families and children. Curator & Scholar Terri Weissman explores documentary photography and political action. Join Bulisova and Weissman at Historic Glen Echo Park for a creative, energetic and informative discussion of art in action.
Saturday, February 5, 2017 4-6pm
Spanish Ballroom @ Historic Glen Echo Park
Lecture: $15 | Post-Lecture Dinner & Discussion with Artists: $60
Phantasize by Karen Cohen at The Hill Center
Through February 26, 2017
Washington, DC based artist Karen Cohen creates mythological visual stories from her digital images by employing various digital manipulation tools, layering textures and colors. Phantasize is a series of ongoing recreated photographs to reflect what lies within by viewing what is on the outside. Beneath the surface of daily life, phantasies are carved in our minds eye, incorporated into dreams and our subconscious, then manifest in our identities, personalities and relationships.
Cross The Party Line Collection of Works by Maxwell N. Burnstein
On view through February 28th, 2017
W Washington D.C (515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004)
Reacting to the proliferation of digital collage art that has engulfed social media, Maxwell Burnstein’s works evoke the tactile and genuine quality of handmade art being lost in this contemporary age.
Following his graduation from Ryerson University’s School of Fashion in Toronto, Burnstein began a self-imposed 30 day art challenge, during which he tasked himself with creating an original work of art daily and using Instagram as a way to exhibit it to the world. Within 18 months, his multi-dimensional collages prompted international artist residencies and collaborations with leading fashion publications including Elle Magazines, and Harper’s Bazaar.
WPOW Seminar and Portfolio Review February 25th
WPOW's Seminar & Portfolio Review offers an opportunity to show your still, video, and multimedia work one-on-one to industry leaders in Washington, DC- a base for many of the world's top visual journalists, editors, and publications. Editors from National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Times, AARP, Smithsonian Magazine, and more will be on hand to conduct the portfolio reviews. This year's Seminar will feature speakers Paula Bronstein and Julie Winokur.
February Store Events at Leica
February 5th: NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST WING PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP
Join Lecia on Sunday, February 5th for a photography field trip to the newly renovated East Wing of the National Gallery of Art. Participants will meet at the Leica Store DC at 12pm. Please bring your own camera to use for this event. Group size will be limited to 10 participants, so please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 12th: LEICA D-LUX (TYP 109) INSIDE & OUT WORKSHOP
Designed for current owners of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) compact camera, this workshop combines in store lecture with a guided hands-on shooting experience that will help ensure that you get the most from your Leica camera.
February 26th:LEICA Q OWNERS WORKSHOP
A hands-on workshop for current owners of the Leica Q. Owners shoot with their own cameras and learn practical skills to enhance their Q experience with a professional Leica Akademie instructor.
BORDES Now Open at the Mexican Culture Institute
Bordes/Borders is a contemporary video exhibit curated by Othón Castañeda featuring short films with borders as their main concept. The works were submitted by international artists to the Bienal de las Fronteras, an artistic initiative that offers a platform to emerging artists of diverse backgrounds.
The selection exhibited at the MCI questions the boundaries of the biennial itself, including participating artists that establish an alternative view of the border, this time 'from the inside out'. These pieces pursue a collective effort to establish a visual dialogue between three spheres of production and their key players: region, nation, and world.
Emilio Chapela © Copyright 2017 held by institutions, curators, artists, authors and organizations to their respective trademarks, artworks, images and texts included in this catalogue. All rights reserved.
Visionary Wild Workshops
Travel and learn under the generous instruction of John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Melford, Michele Westmorland, Carr Clifton and other masters, with Visionary Wild workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. We will visit the Oregon Coast in May, where we will help participants refine their personal creative vision, composition, technical skills, and digital workflow amid the tide pools, wildflowers in peak bloom, and summer fog. Other upcoming opportunities include California’s Redwood Coast in May-June and rafting the Alsek River in August. Join us in 2017 for a photography adventure!
Investigating Where We Live
Through June 7, 2017
How has D.C. transformed in the past 10 years? In this year’s Investigating Where We Live, local teens used photography, writing, and interviews to trace how neighborhoods along the Anacostia River have changed. They researched the city’s past at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and talked to residents, developers, and government officials to better understand who influences a city’s evolution.
First Ladies Portraits by Michele Mattei Opening Reception January 13th 6-8pm
Cross MacKenzie Gallery is pleased to present “First Ladies,” an exhibition of portraits by Michele Mattei. This exhibition pulls together Mattei’s arresting portraits, new and old, of eminent ladies who tore down barriers and brooked no obstacles in their paths to the top of their respective fields. These activists, writers, politicians, teachers, doctors, and artists fought against the entrenched patriarchal systems to be recognized for their individual achievements and in so doing opened doors for all the women who followed.
Spirit of the Wild - Through the eyes of Mattias Klum
All life on earth is interconnected. Cities, societies, and nations depend on healthy natural ecosystems to survive and prosper. One of the most important natural history photographer of our time, Mattias Klum, shares the stories of his journeys; from deep in the Artic to wild places like Borneo rainforest to the savannahs of Tanzania or the life under the sea.
The exhibitions runs from January 21st to March 5th at the Embassy of Sweden 2900 K Street NorthwestWashington, DC, 20007 United States.
District II featuring photographers Chris Earnshaw, Bill Barrett, Joseph Mills Document 1960's, 70's & 80's D.C.
This poetic visual essay explores the changing streetscape of downtown Washington in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s through the urban street photography of Bill Barrett, Chris Earnshaw, and Joseph Mills. The works both reflect and confront each other, providing a sense of the physical and social upheavals experienced by the city in those decades. District II is organized by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. Through February 12.
Mt. Vernon Squared
Fourteen striking photographs taken in the 1960s by William Edmund Barrett, Jr., document the streets radiating from Mt. Vernon Square. The images are part of the Historical Society’s Kiplinger Washington Collection.
Billy Luck’s Downtown
Some 50 “drugstore” prints and a dozen enlarged, sepia reprints by self-described Cowboy Poet Chris Earnshaw capture the facades and faces of the downtown core over a 25-year period.
Nearly 20 hand-varnished photographs by Joseph Mills present unvarnished 1980s street life from 9-to-5ers and F-Street-shoppers to the downtrodden.
Capture 2017 with Capital Photography Center!
Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or you've made a resolution to start shooting again, you'll find an exciting and thorough list of classes to inspire you! Check out our new classes like 'iPhone Photography Walk About' with Karen Messick or 'Wintering Ducks' with Emily Carter Mitchell. We will also be offering our classic classes like Lightroom in a Day, Getting Started in Food Photography and DSLR Basics throughout the winter. Our small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means our students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of our great classes today!
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
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.
555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001
9am - 5pm
FotoEDU of the Month: How to Teach Yourself Film Making
Always wanted to make your own movie? Check out this great FotoEdu Video from our friends at Lomography to teach yourself how!