FotoNews: April 2017
Spring is finally here and it is going to be such a great season for outdoor photography. Get your cameras ready for all the beautiful nature that spring brings and be sure to follow us on Instagram as we share exciting news about FotoDC all month long!
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Bruce McNeil Exhibition at the Hill Center Closing April 30th
Jim Magner, author of the Hill Rag column Art and the City, and curator of Hill Center’s Gallery show by the same name, describes Bruce McNeil's work as "reaching and lifting river photography." McNeil is the only photographer that Magner chose to include in this show, which revisits some of the artists that he has profiled over the past 14 years of Art and the City. McNeil’s focus on the “extravagant poetic and lyrical beauty of the natural world” shines clearly and beautifully through his work photographing the Anacostia River and its tributaries.
Home of Art: A show of photography works by Pedro Correa at Artist's Proof Gallery open through April 30th
Artist’s Proof is pleased to announce the exhibition, Home of Art: A show of photography works by Pedro Correa. Spanish photographer Correa will be exploring the ‘special atmosphere’ and the paradox of art spaces in his first solo exhibition in the The United States. Home of Art attempts, through the artist’s lenses and a shared public space, to connect individuals of different backgrounds and to ultimately illustrate the global community we live in. The photographs are never staged but intimate ‘displayed’ moments captured by Correa.
9th Annual "Mirror to the World" Documentary Photography Exhibition at Photoworks Gallery Opens April 7th
The "Mirror to the World" exhibition is juried by Frank Van Riper and features the work of 11 local photographers. The gallery is composed of 5 in-depth "photo essays" -- accompanied by written text -- on a wide variety of topics ranging from urban DC street photography, to life in rural America and the "dying city" of Civita di Bagnoregio.
Friday, April 7th 6-8PM
1st Floor, Arcade Building
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
New Exposed DC Exhibit at Crystal City Fotowalk - Art in the Everyday
Reception Friday, April 7, 6-8PM - Free
On the heels of their smashing success of the 11th Annual Exposed DC Photography show, Exposed DC presents a new exhibit in the Crystal City Fotowalk. Launched on March 23, "Art in the Everyday" features 120 works by 78 local photographers who take abstract and graphically-arresting images that make us look twice at the environment around us. Join them at the opening reception Friday evening, April 7 during First Fridays in Crystal City, then walk around the Underground and enjoy the exhibit. Read more about the participating artists at the link below.
Earliest Photographs of Eastern American Landscapes at the National Gallery of Art Open Now Through July 16th
National Gallery of Art, West Building
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography is the first exhibition to exclusively focus on photography of eastern American landscapes during the 1800s. This fundamental chapter in America's photographic history is explored through 175 photographs, including daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, albumen prints, stereo cards, and albums. Works included illustrate how photographers documented the nation's transition over the course of the century, exploring the untouched wilderness, the devastation of the Civil War, and the dramatic transformations of industrialization.
April 18th 12pm
In collaboration with the exhibition, the National Gallery of Art is bringing Jarob Oritz a large-format staff photographer to discuss his role as today’s Ansel Adams.
April Events with National Geographic
National Geographic Museum
@natgeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos Exhibition Closes April 30
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. Now you can experience the diversity of this innovative and eye-popping content firsthand. Simultaneously digital and tactile, the exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to interact with National Geographic photography in a whole new way.
National Geographic Live
On the Trail of Big Cats
Monday, April 13 at 7:30 pm | Tickets $25
"Roam the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. Steve will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar, and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar."
National Geographic Live Treasures from the Tundra
Tuesday, April 18th at 7:30 pm | Tickets $25
National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen and archaeologist Dr. Rick Knecht will reveal how climate change–driven melting ice has unearthed thousands of exquisitely preserved artifacts around the world—and how corresponding rising sea levels have forced archaeologists into a race to find and protect still-hidden treasures before it’s too late. National Geographic magazine writer Ann Williams will lead a discussion.
Nat Geo Nights Field Notes: Peru
Thursday, April 20th 5:30 pm-8:00 pm | Tickets $15
Sit back, relax, and learn about fascinating geological mysteries, innovative ancient societies, and modern conservation challenges in Peru from four National Geographic photographers and explorers: Andres Ruzo, Sandhya Narayanan, Matthew Piscitelli, and Charlie Hamilton James.
National Geographic Live
The Gender Issue Tuesday, April 25th at 7:30 pm | Tickets $25
Photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Pete Muller have spent years documenting the ways societies view and treat girls and boys. In this discussion, led by National Geographic magazine Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg, Stephanie and Pete will explore and compare global attitudes toward the sexes.
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin On View Until April 16th at the National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin was one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th century. During a career spanning more than five decades, he was chosen in 1974 to craft an architectural story of the U.S. during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency. The Tidal Basin memorial in Washington, D.C. includes cascading waterfalls to symbolize a narrative of progress.
April Events at Smithsonian American Art Museum
Conserving Media Art
Thursday, April 13, 4-5 p.m.
Gain a new perspective on the growing field of conserving modern art from Dan Finn, SAAM’s Media Conservator, who cares for the museum’s collection of time-based media art. Dan will discuss how he ensures that a diverse array of media including film, analog video, digital video, installation art, video games, and software-based art is preserved and can be exhibited.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in G Street Lobby
Mickalene Thomas and Terri Lyne Carrington: Performance and Film
Friday, April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss your chance to witness the result of two binary artists combining forces to create a visual and audio masterpiece. Mickalene Thomas, a distinguished visual artist, filmmaker, and curator along with Terri Lyne Carrington, a Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader, present Thomas’ latest film accompanied by a live jazz performance from Carrington. Tickets go on sale beginning March 20.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium
April Events at the Leica Store
April 20th 7pm-9pm Leica Store Movie Night
The Leica Store's next movie night will be taking place on Thursday, April 20th at 7pm. Soft drinks and snacks will be available to munch on. No RSVP necessary.
April 23rd 12pm-2pm East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography Field Trip
Join the Leica Store on Sunday, April 23rd for a photography field trip to the National Gallery of Art's "East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography." exhibition. Participants will meet at the Leica Store DC at 12pm, where we will walk from our location down to the West Wing of the National Gallery of Art. 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.
April 30th 10AM-4:30PM Food Photography Workshop with Leica
Join celebrated DC-based food photographer, Scott Suchman for this full day Food Photography workshop using a variety of Leica cameras. Participants will learn how to properly work with Leica close up gear, adapters, and the full range of lenses- wide angle to telephoto. You will discover techniques using natural light and styling tricks to create mouth-watering still life images of raw and prepared food. This workshop is open to photographers of all skill sets. Loaner cameras will be available. For more information or to register, please visit the following LINK.
BORDES at the Mexican Culture Institute Through May 13th
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.
While you're there also check out their new exhibition El Vuelo Y Su Semilla.
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, Eddie Soloway and other masters, with Visionary Wild workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. We will visit the Redwood Coast of northern California in May, where we will help participants refine their personal creative vision, composition, technical skills, and digital workflow amid the towering cliffs and trees. Other upcoming opportunities include our Birds of Iceland expedition in July 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.
Jump into Spring with Classes at Capital Photography Center!
Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or have been shooting for years, you'll find an exciting and thorough list of classes to inspire you! With spring almost here, join us for our outdoor classes like Birds of Prey, Spring Tulips at Sherwood Gardens and Sports on the Sidelines! We will also be offering our classic classes like Lightroom in a Day, Photoshop for Photographers and DSLR Basics throughout the spring. The small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of their great classes today!
A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum--Permanent Collection
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: A Quick Guide to Film Scanning
Have you always wanted to know how to scan your own film? Our friends at Lomography just featured this awesome FotoEdu video to teach you how!