FotoNews: July 2017
We hope that you had a wonderful holiday! We are excited to bring you the best photography events, exhibitions, and beyond all throughout the month of July. Be sure to follow FotoDC on Instagram so you don't miss any exciting announcements like our FotoDC: STYLE Exhibition opening July 11th at CityCenterDC.
Become a 2017 FotoPartner! The price increases July 7th!
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 7th. Click the link below for more information and to register as an official 2017 FotoPartner!
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.
July Events at National Geographic Museum
Sharks: On Assignment With Brian Skerry Now Open
This summer, the 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.
Nat Geo Nights: Sharks Thursday, July 20 5:30pm-8:00pm | Tickets $20
Discover the incredible world of our ocean’s top predator with marine conservationist Jess Cramp, oceanographer Camrin Braun, and National Geographic Pristine Seas International Policy Manager Dan Myers, as they share how their work has brought them daringly close to this exceptional creature. Find out why such a formidable predator is also so vulnerable, and what we can all do to help protect them.
July Events at the Leica Store
“From Dusk till Dawn”: Call for Entries Deadline July 13th
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, we ask U.S. Leica 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.
Any photograph captured between these hours is eligible for the exhibit, whether shot indoors or outdoors, with ambient light, flash, or a mixture of both. We ask that you share images that take on the challenge of a lack of sunlight and reveal to viewers how this can be used to shape your view of the world.
Download the Entry Requirements Document for details.
7/15, 11am - 1pm
The Leica Store DC and ONA will be co-hosting a photo walk led by Holly Garner and Kyle Myles on Saturday, July 15th at the Leica Store DC. ONA will select a favorite photo from the walk and the winner will receive an ONA for Leica Berlin II camera bag. There will be a limited number of Leica cameras and lenses available to loan out. Cameras will be loaned out on a first come first serve basis.
Please remember to bring your own memory card and camera in case no loaner cameras are available.
7/16: 10:30am - 5pm
A hands-on workshop for current owners of the digital Leica M Cameras. Owners shoot with their own cameras and learn practical skills to enhance their M experience with a professional Leica Akademie instructor. For more information or to register, please visit the following LINK
7/23: 11am - 4:30pm
Combining classroom lecture and hands-on shooting, Leica Q owners will learn practical skills to enhance their Leica Q experience during this one-day workshop. For more information or to register, please visit the following Link.
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.
Maroon on Georgetown: A Collection of Photographs by Fred J. Maroon on view at Artist's Proof
July 6 - July 30
Few express the vitality of Georgetown as well as Fred J. Maroon, who searched the streets of Georgetown from dawn to dusk, in all seasons, photographing buildings, neighbors, and the nightlife. Georgetown’s proximity to Washington makes for exciting and diverse cultural life, while its preservation as a National Landmark has allowed it to retain its small-town identity. Maroon on Georgetown offers a chance to touch base with history, to appreciate fine art and architecture and to experience both the excitement and the serenity of one of the most unusual towns in America.
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:
SAAM July Events
Down These Mean Streets Lightning Gallery Talks
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 5:30pm
Five curators from around the Smithsonian share their insights into the compelling photographs on view in SAAM’s exhibition Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography. Join E. Carmen Ramos, SAAM’s curator of Latino art; John Jacob, SAAM’s McEvoy Family Curator for Photography; Samir Meghelli, curator at the Anacostia Community Museum; Leslie Ureña, assistant curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery; and Aaron Bryant, curator of photography at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, as they each highlight a favorite work from the exhibition.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in the G Street Lobby
Gallery Talk with Curator E. Carmen Ramos and Artist Hiram Maristany
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:30pm
Photographer Hiram Maristany captured the bustling street life and culture of New York’s historic Puerto Rican neighborhood, El Barrio. He joins SAAM’s curator of Latino art E. Carmen Ramos to explore how Latino photographers responded to the urban crisis in the communities where they lived and worked. His work is featured in SAAM’s exhibition Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in the G Street Lobby
Luce Artist Talk with Danielle Scruggs
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1:30pm
Luce Artist Talks is a monthly lecture series produced in partnership with CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. Local artists discuss their own work and how it relates to works on view in the Luce Center. This July SAAM welcomes Danielle Scruggs, a photographer and writer from the DMV. She will speak about her current Flashpoint exhibition, Migrations, which combines portraits, photos, and illustrations to explore the personal and macro implications of one’s family history.
The talk begins at 1:30pm, and beverages will be served until 3:30pm.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center (third floor)
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.
"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 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 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.
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!
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 at Capital Photography Center! In addition to their most popular classes like DSLR Basics, Lightroom in a Day and iPhone Photography, they are offering special 'In The Field' classes this month that are sure to sell out so sign up quickly!
Join them on July 29 at Brookside Gardens to photograph beautiful butterflies! They’ll have special access to the butterflies for two hours before the conservatory opens to the public- tripods are allowed and you won't have to deal with crowds! The small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of their 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: How to Take Street Portraits of Strangers and Overcome Shyness
Thanks to our FotoPartners at Lomography for this great article and video for budding street photographers. Click below to read about how photographer, Eduardo Pavez Goye, shares his own ways to overcome shyness in photographing and asking strangers on the streets through this video.