FotoNews: August 2017
We hope that you've all been braving this D.C. summer heat with your cameras to get some great shots! We've rounded up all the best events, exhibition openings, and beyond for the month of August!
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Tierras Ambulantes Open Now at Mexican Culture Institute
The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to announce its next exhibit Tierras Ambulantes (Clay in Transit) is now open. Curated by Mexican artist Paloma Torres, Tierras Ambulantes (Clay in Transit) explores the work of seven sculptors who use clay as a means of returning to cultural roots and origins.
The artists whose work is presented here build bridges between the past and present by creating contemporary pieces with such an ancient medium. Participating artists include: Gustavo Pérez, Ana Gómez, María José Lavín, Perla Krauze, Saúl Kaminer, María José de la Macorra, and Paloma Torres. The exhibit also includes photo portraits and stories submitted to the curator by Mexicans living in the U.S. who communicate the importance of ceramic and pottery in their lives.
August Events at the Leica Store
August 6th 1pm-4:30pm D-LUX OWNERS WORKSHOP
Designed for current owners of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) compact camera; this workshop combines in-store lecture and a guided hands on shooting experience that will help ensure that you are getting the most out of your camera. To register, please visit the following LINK.
August 13th 1pm - 3pm Print Exchange
The rules are simple; please bring in one of your prints (unframed, any size) that another participant may choose to take home with them. The print trade does not have to be a one to one exchange. You may choose any photo you'd like, and others may choose your photo. Because space is limited to 20 participants, we request that you RSVP for this event.
August 18th 7pm-9pm "From Dusk till Dawn" Opening Reception
Join Leica on Friday, August 18th from 7-9pm for the opening reception, "From Dusk till Dawn." Life does not stop when the sun goes down, and many photographers are just as active in the nighttime hours as they are during the day. For our third juried exhibition, Leica have asked photographers to submit photos captured between sundown and sunrise and show ways in which capturing the absence of sunlight is equally as compelling as capturing the presence of it.
New Exhibitions at Glen Echo Photoworks
Watch Me - Annual Juried Youth Exhibit
August 11 – September 10, 2017 at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park
Photoworks is committed to nurturing young photographers and showcasing their groundbreaking work. Come experience photos from the next generation of artists! Ashley Givens, Independent Curator, previously Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and former Director of Education, Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC., will serve as the juror for the exhibition.
September 15 - October 22 at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park
Juried by Debra Moser, former director of Vis Arts, this exhibit will highlight the good, the bad and the tasty of our cultural obsession with eating as a hobby.
States of Mind: Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer Open Now at American University Katzen Museum
This new exhibition 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.
The Hill Center Regional Juried Art Exhibition Open Now
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 through October 1, 2017.
Artists with photography featured in the show include:
Last Chance to Check out these SAAM Exhibitions
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times
Through September 17
President John F. Kennedy’s administration coincided with a golden age of photojournalism in America, and no single politician was photographed more than Kennedy. American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times consists of 77 photographs and is one of the most exhaustively researched collection of Kennedy photos ever assembled. In celebration of what would have been his 100thbirthday, SAAM offers visitors a rare glimpse into the iconic American president’s public and private life.
Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography
Through August 6
America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography explores the work of ten photographers who were driven to document and reflect on the state of American cities during the transformative years after World War II. These photographers turn a critical eye toward neighborhoods that exist on the margins of major cities like New York and Los Angeles, exposing their transformation as a result of the urban crisis.
David Molander Invincible Cities Opening Through September 3rd 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.
New 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.
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!
Escape the Heat with 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! Escape the suffocating summer heat and brush up on DSLR Basics or learn all about Lightroom in one of our many indoor classroom courses this August! Our small class sizes and knowledgeable teachers means students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of our other 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: "Where Do Ideas Come From?": a Short Film About the Mystery of Inspiration
Feeling less than creative lately? Check out this video from our FotoPartners Lomography to explore just where ideas come from.