FotoNews: June 2017
May was a truly fabulous month for photography. It was so wonderful to see all of your photos filling up your feeds throughout Spring. June is going to be filled with all kinds of new and exciting events, exhibitions, and more. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so you don't miss any of it.
FotoDC is thrilled to be the recipient of Whole Foods DC's 5% Day - June 22!
Please join us at any Whole Foods in DC on June 22nd for 5% day! FotoDC will receive 5% of the days net sales. Stay tuned for more details!
Whole Foods Foggy Bottom : 2201 Eye St Nw
Whole Foods Georgetown : 2323 Wisconsin Ave NW
Whole Foods H Street : 600 H St NE
Whole Foods Tenleytown : 4530 40th St NW
Whole Foods P Street : 1440 P St NW
Become a 2017 FotoPartner!
We're making this year's festival bigger and better- with two levels of partner involvement, choose the level that is best for your organization! Right now we're featuring special Early Bird Pricing for FotoPartners! The price will increase July 1st. Click the link below for more information and to register as an official 2017 FotoPartner!
BYT & Nat Geo's Excellent Adventure - Explorers Festival After Hours!
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Our friends at Brightest Young Things and National Geographic Museum are hosting the official Explorers Festival After Hours Party Friday June 16th. Enjoy a night full of DJs, live music, bars, food trucks, and more with exclusive access to the new Nat Geo Museum exhibition: Earth Explorers. The night will also include lightening talks from Nat Geo explorers like, Lily Zeng, Danielle Lee, Albert Lin, and more!
June Events at National Geographic Museum
National Geographic Museum Sharks: On Assignment With Brian Skerry
This summer, the National Geographic museum will present “Sharks,” an exhibition featuring impressive photography, videos, models, artifacts, and interactive experiences to showcase award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry’s work filming the important, and threatened, shark.
Explorers Festival: Nat Geo Nights: Into the Okavango
Thursday, June 15 5:30 pm-8:00 pm | Tickets $20
Join Nat Geo Explorers for a night of great music, food, and drinks. In a special Explorers Festival presentation, guests will meet members of an amazing team that have spent the past two years navigating the Okavango River Basin as part of an impressive endeavor to help document and protect one of the last truly wild places on Earth.
Explorers Festival: Red Planet vs. Blue Planet: Where Do We Explore Next?
Saturday, June 17 9:30 am-3:30 pm | Tickets $100 (lunch included)
Explore this thought-provoking question with some of the world’s best explorers and storytellers as they talk about the future of exploration on this planet and across the galaxy. The host for the day is the entertaining environmental anthropologist and Nat Geo 2011 Explorer of the Year Kenny Broad. He will take you on a journey from the surface of Mars to the depths of the ocean to learn from the best and brightest in exploration.
Explorers Festival: Celebration of Exploration
Saturday, June 17 at 5:30 pm | Tickets $250
Join the biggest names in exploration as they pay tribute to the visionaries who push boundaries and change our world for the better. Festivities will begin with a global culinary adventure featuring an array of cuisines prepared by some of D.C.’s most celebrated chefs, complemented by music by the X Ambassadors and cultural elements highlighting National Geographic’s work around the world. You'll continue the evening in Lisner Auditorium with a star-studded show hosted by writer and comedian Mo Rocca, with filmmaker James Cameron and TV host Jason Silva, honoring the explorers, scientists, and storytellers who have inspired our love of nature and led the crusade to preserve the planet for future generations.
Best Place to Take your Camera this Month: XYZT at ARTECHOUSE: Open Now!
Move over Kusama, the new place that will be all over your Instagram feed is the incredible XYZT Abstract Landscapes exhibition by Adrien M & Claire B at the newly opened ARTECHOUSE. The new art and technology concept is a photographer's paradise. Check out the full report:
The 2017 Lucie Foundation Emerging Scholoarships close June 15th
The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Their support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. Their concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.
The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.
Gender Lens Conference June 3 & 4, 2017 National Press Club
Please join the Pulitzer Center in Washington DC on June 3 and 4 for "A Gender Lens," a special conference showcasing Pulitzer Center reporting focused on the intersection of gender with the most critical issues of our time.
Journalists, editors, policy-makers, academics and NGO's are welcome to join in a conversation on–and celebration of–the vital work of journalists and others on gender around the world.
Saturday, June 3 starting at 2 pm there will be a series of panels with Pulitzer Center journalists, policy-makers and experts on the following topics:
- Property Rights
- Women in Conflict Zones
- Global Health
- Diversifying the Story
States of Mind: Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer Opening June 16th at American University Katzen Museum
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: June 17, 5-9 pm. Free and open to all.
A new exhibition opening in June features 60 photographs of two communist nations, North Korea and Cuba, by award-winning Belgian photographer Carl De Keyzer. The series of North Korean and Cuban photographs will be shown for the first time together. They are the result of De Keyzer’s extensive stay in each country, including more than 40 nights in North Korea, spent visiting and documenting each province in the country. On view at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center beginning June 17.
Playmobil: A Collection of Photographs by French Photographer Richard Unglik Open at Artist's Proof Gallery Now
Presented by Artist’s Proof Gallery, French photographer Richard Unglik, tenderly recreates his passion for history, cinema, and music this summer at W Washington DC in his latest series – Playmobil. A little humor and a generous hint of nostalgia define the whimsical scenes within Unglik’s photographs. Solely using Playmobil’s characters, accessories and decors, he takes on the most well-known painters and sculptors, the most memorable movies, and the musicians who inspired his youth.
July 6th, 2017
The Living Room
W Washington DC
515 15th Street NW
Announcing the Hill Center Regional Juried Art Exhibition Opening June 28th
Hill Center Galleries opens their annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition featuring over 100 artists from DC, Maryland and Virginia. Juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant, the show runs June 28–October 1, 2017 with the opening reception on June 28 from 6-8 pm.
Artists with photography featured in the show include:
SAAM June Events
From Kennedy to Obama: A Conversation with White House Photographers
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:30pm
A White House photographer has special access to what happens at "The People's House" from carefully orchestrated official events to the daily life of the First Family. Join celebrated White House photographers Dennis Brack, Sharon Farmer, and Diana Walker as they share their favorite images and divulge the stories behind them. The conversation is moderated by Lawrence Schiller, a former LIFE magazine photojournalist who organized the exhibition American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5:30pm
Walk through Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography with photographer Camilo José Vergara, whose work is featured in the exhibition. Vergara documented poor and segregated communities in America’s cities, returning to specific sites over and over to examine the passage of time in neighborhoods transformed by urban decay.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Meet in G Street Lobby
David Molander Invincible Cities Opening June 10th at House of Sweden
If home is a place where we ought to feel safe - how is this feeling visualized in our collective home - the city? This question generates multiple echoes in this exhibition. Molander´s images are scenes where small and large conflicts play out among different interests and processes. While we can choose to care about or ignore them, all of them play an important role in shaping the invincible cities that we call home. Molander exhibition is on view from June 10th to September 3rd at House of Sweden.
"Transitional Objects" Open Now at The Loft in lululemon in Georgetown
Enjoy beautiful art and photos from local artists inside the lululemon store in Georgetown in their recently refurbished upstairs loft space!
In developmental psychology, a transitional object is a comfort tool for a child, that functions as a substitute for the mother or caregiver as the child moves towards independence. Using this concept as a starting point, the artists in Transitional Objects use photography, painting, sculpture, and installation to explore comfort as it relates to daunting situations we encounter across the political and interpersonal realms. "Transitional Objects will" run until July 16th.
The show will feature the following artists:
Amy Hughes Braden
Wayson R. Jones
Rodrigo Carazas Portal
New Spring-Summer Exposed DC Exhibit at Crystal City Fotowalk - Art in the Everyday
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. "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. Read more about the participating artists at the link below.
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography Open Now Through July 16th
National Gallery of Art, West Building
Exhibition: 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.
June Events at the Leica Store
6/11, 1-3PM - Photography Group Critique
Group critique will take place on Sunday, June 11th from 1-3pm. This event is open to photographers of all skill set. Space is limited to 8 participants, so please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants can bring in up to 6 images in digital form (memory card or flash drive), or print.
6/24-6/25 - Leica SL Two Day Intensive Workshop
Join Leica Professional Imaging Specialist, John Kreidler as he steps you through the process of understanding and using the SL to its full potential. The goal of this program is to take the guesswork and trial and error out of figuring out how to best customize the camera for your way of shooting. For more information or to register for this two day workshop, please visit the following LINK Tuition: $599
Visionary Wild Workshops
Travel and learn under the generous instruction of John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Melford, Roy Toft, Eddie Soloway and other masters, with Visionary Wild all-inclusive workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. Our trips fill fast, but we have spaces open for two expeditions this October, visiting the unique parks and reserves throughout Madagascar, and taking an overland journey around the South Island of New Zealand. Other domestic opportunities for 2018 include Moab, UT and Big Bend, TX. Join us soon 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.
Summertime Courses 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! In addition to popular classes like DSLR Basics, Lightroom in a Day and iPhone Photography, Capital Photography Center is offering special 'In The Field' classes this month that are sure to sell out so sign up quickly!
Join us on June 25 in Lucketts, Virginia and photograph cute and unique antiques! From quirky and creative to unusual and hip, you will find that the antiques have their own personality. If you like textures, patterns, and subjects with character, you'll have a great time at Lucketts. Small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of the 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.
Newseum: 555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001
Public Hours: 9am - 5pm
FotoEDU of the Month: Building a Large Format Camera with Plywood
Thanks to our FotoPartners at Lomography for this great new video on how to add a little more DIY to your photography practice.