In each edition of our FotoNews, FotoDC brings you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll all the way through!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involved click here.

And don't forget to save the FotoWeekDC 2015 dates!
November 7-15 2015


Join us tomorrow as we celebrate the winners of our Spring 2015 Competitions and don't forget to check out our Winner's Gallery.


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#TheBeachDC at The National Building Museum: Funding Deadline July 3rd!


The most photogenic installation of the summer is here. With your generosity, the National Building Museum will be able to construct the BEACH, fill the “ocean” with nearly one million white plastic balls, and equip the “shoreline” with chairs, umbrellas, and beach games. If they surpass their goal, the Museum will be able to host many more public programs, family activities, and community outreach events in association with the BEACH.
Deadline for funding is July 3rd and the BEACH opens to public July 4th.

Perks include getting your name printed on a ball, taking balls home with you at the end of the summer.


Louis Faurer: Broadway, New York, N.Y. (Between 1949 and 1950)


Louis Faurer: Broadway, New York, N.Y. (Between 1949 and 1950)

Show Us Your American Moment Contest:

The photographers featured in American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection captured the immediate and the transitory, distilling key narratives into evocative images of the American experience in the 20th century. What epitomizes an “American Moment” in the 21st century? Using images from the exhibition and your daily experiences as inspiration, show us your interpretation of an American Moment today.

Submissions are due by 5 pm EST on July 21, 2015. Winners announced July 27, 2015. Photos will be judged on composition and creative visual relationship to works in the exhibition.


Three Gulls on Poles, Hood Canal by Harvey Kupferberg

Three Gulls on Poles, Hood Canal by Harvey Kupferberg

Touchstone Gallery July Exhibition - “Olympic Peninsula: From Coast to Ancient Forests” by Harvey Kupferberg: July 3rd- August 2nd

Gallery C                                                                                                 
New series of photographs of the parts of The Olympic Peninsula, large arm of land in western Washington that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle.

Preview
July 1-2: 11 am – 6 pm

Opening Reception 
July 10: 6-8:30 pm 

Encore Opening with Artist Talk
July 25: 12-5 pm (Artist Talk at 2 pm)

Touchstone Gallery
(901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001)


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Upcoming Exhibition: Fragmentia by artist Nick Clifford Simko at Hillyer Art Space: July 6th- August 1st

Nick Clifford Simko’s work considers the parallels between the construction and destruction of visual culture.  Fragmentia explores the values of the past through the form of fragmentary pieces in the present. Using photographic composites to create tapestries, Simko’s torn and tattered compositions isolate specific moments from the larger scene. Once separated from the whole, individual figures and gestures become more open to interpretation outside of the narrative. For the artist, the process of collecting, collaging, tearing, and destroying historicized images is a way to dismantle received values and embed their raw materials into a belief system relevant to viewers in the twenty-first century.


Opening Reception
 July 10: 6-9pm

Hillyer Art Space
(9 Hillyer Court NW Washington, DC 20008)


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2014-2015 Favorites at The Cross Mackenzie Gallery: July 18th- August

The gallery will be showing favorites from our 2014-2015 season in a summer show featuring David Favrod's photograph, "Vent Divin" and other gallery artists.


Opening:
July 17th: 6pm-8pm

Cross Mackenzie Gallery
1675 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-7970


Workshops and Events at the Lomography Gallery Store NYC: July 2015


Thursday, July 9th, 2015 @ 6pm - Artists Talk with Emily SotoFree    
Saturday, July 18th, 2015 @ 1pm - Business Class with the Lomo'Instant$15, includes one pack of Fuji Instax Mini Film   
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 @ 11am - Lomography Goes to Rockaway Beach! w/ Rockaway Summer Mag, Mono No Aware & The Phoblogapher$25 includes a loaner Lomography camera and roll of film. +$10 for La Fruteria picnic lunch. $135 Mono No Aware Underwater 16mmm Film Workshop (includes access to Bolex underwater housing and camera, 100' of 16mm film, Lab Processing, and HD Video transfer).
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 @ 6pm - REM PROJECTion Film ScreeningFree


Store Hours
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 7:00pm

Lomography Gallery Store NYC 
(41 W. 8th St. New York, New York 10011)


Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection: June 6th- September 13th 

In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, featuring more than 130 photographs that capture the changing landscape of America after World War I. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, including photographs by Esther Bubley, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Louis Faurer, and Arnold Newman. From abstractions of buildings to intimate family memories, American Moments showcases the transformation of the country’s social landscape through images by key figures of American modernism. $12/ $10 for Students and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 12pm- 7pm
Thursday Extended Hours: 5pm- 8:30pm

The Phillips Collection
(1600 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20001)


Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom: March 21st- January 3rd

In Scaling Washington, photographer Colin Winterbottom's debut museum exhibition, features stunning large-scale images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. Winterbottom's images highlight the technical insights shared by the engineers and architects central to the restorations, giving visitors new perspectives on these symbolic icons. $8 for Adults/ $5 Children and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

The National Building Museum
(401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)


Olivia Alonso Gough from her series of photographs "I Shaved For Nothing"

Olivia Alonso Gough from her series of photographs "I Shaved For Nothing"

Carte Blanche: Alicia, Olivia, Hannah and Asia: The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery Curate the Summer Show: Now - August 23rd


The interns of Adah Rose Gallery will be curating our summer show incorporating photography, mixed media, painting, sculpture and the best of young minds.  Photography includes polaroids, digital, black and white dark room and more. Photographers include Julie Wolsztynski, Laila Jadallah, Anne Chwatsky, Hannah Chartove, Olivia Olonso Gough, Regine Guillemin, Anna Hollande ,D.B. Stovall and an ever rotating roster of new artists. Free


Public Hours:
Thursday-Sunday: 12pm- 6pm

Adah Rose Gallery
(3766 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895)


Future Perfect Project: Stories for Tomorrow – Lived Today, Everywhere, Photography Documentation at the Goethe-Institut: May 6th- August 7th

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. This exhibition presents a selection of photos and stories from around the world that are being featured on Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform which tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action. Free
 

Public Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-3pm

Goethe-Insitut Washington
(812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)


That's it for July! Be sure to check FotoDC.org for updates throughout the month!

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Congratulations to our Spring Competition Faces of DC & Places of DC winners. Below, you'll see a visual snapshot of our city in 2015, celebrating one of the most beautiful, diverse urban populations in the world in one of the most iconic and most under-represented urban landscapes in the country. Curated by Frank Hallam Day and Melissa Golden

WINNERS : Places of DC

WINNERS : Faces of DC

Please join us for the exhibit opening celebrating the winners on July 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm at the W Hotel DC
Details and Rsvp: Here

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In each edition, FotoDC will bring you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll all the way through!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involved click here.

And don't forget to save the FotoWeekDC 2015 dates!
November 7-15 2015


Photo Credit: "Bluejacket" by Kate Warren

Photo Credit: "Bluejacket" by Kate Warren

RAMMYS IN FOCUS: June 7th

This year, FotoDC proudly partnered with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington on the Rammys In Focus Project. 20 Photographers were partnered with 100 area dining establishments to provide a unique point-of-view body of work showcasing this vibrant industry. The best images will be displayed at the annual Rammys Gala on June 7th (and later this year at Fotoweek central), and please peruse our online gallery of the project here.


Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Photo Credit: Bruce Davidson, Sitting in the Back of the Bus (Brooklyn Gang series), 1959. Gelatin silver print, 11  x 14 in. Gift of Saul E. Levi, 2013. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

Upcoming Exhibit: American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection: June 6th- September 13th 

In celebration of recent major gifts, the Phillips presents for the first time a major photography exhibition drawn exclusively from the museum’s permanent collection, featuring more than 130 photographs that capture the changing landscape of America after World War I. More than 30 renowned artists are represented, including photographs by Esther Bubley, Bruce Davidson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Louis Faurer, and Arnold Newman. From abstractions of buildings to intimate family memories, American Moments showcases the transformation of the country’s social landscape through images by key figures of American modernism. $12/ $10 for Students and Seniors/ Free for Members

Public Hours:
Tuesday- Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 12pm- 7pm
Thursday Extended Hours: 5pm- 8:30pm

The Phillips Collection
(1600 21st Street NW Washington, DC 20001)


Our City Festival 2015: June 5th-7th

Celebrate D.C. film, music, and literature with free live performances, exhibits and film screenings. The weekend-long event will encourage people to learn more about their city and  neighbors through the arts. By showcasing films that are about or take place in DC and hosting curated performance and interactive shows featuring the sounds, sights and tastes of our city, the festival seeks to strengthen DC’s unity while embracing its diversity, and celebrate its creative communities past, present and future.  Many events FREE with registration/ Get tickets to screenings here


Photo Credit: William Christenberry

Photo Credit: William Christenberry

Upcoming Exhibit: William Christenberry at Hemphill: June 10th- August 1st

Year after year, William Christenberry has returned to the vast rural landscape of Alabama to document talismans of a culture profoundly stitched into his being. His images capture the symbols of the inconstant South, all evolving from or dissolving into resplendent nothingness.

Public Hours:
Tuesday–Saturday:
10:00am – 5:00pm 
and by appointment
Gallery closed July 4th

Opening Night Reception:
Wednesday, June 10th
6:00pm - 8:00pm

HEMPHILL
(1515 14th Street NW, #300, Washington DC, 20005) 


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LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph: June 10th-13th

This June, the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph will once again transform historic downtown Charlottesville, VA into a vibrant art space. LOOK3 will host world-renowned photographers for a full weekend of gallery exhibitions, artist talks, outdoor projections, book signings, workshops, and parties. Festival passes sell out early every year so get your tickets now. Tickets from $15- $495


Public Hours:
Wednesday June 10th: 2pm- 7pm
Thursday June 11th: 10am- 7pm
Friday June 12th: 10am- 8:30pm
Saturday June 13th: 10am- 8:30pm


Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom: March 21st- January 3rd

In Scaling Washington, photographer Colin Winterbottom's debut museum exhibition, features stunning large-scale images of the post-earthquake restoration of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral. Winterbottom's images highlight the technical insights shared by the engineers and architects central to the restorations, giving visitors new perspectives on these symbolic icons. $8 for Adults/ $5 Children and Seniors/ Free for Members


Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

The National Building Museum
(401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001)


Photo Credit: Lee Friedlander, American, born 1934, New York City, 1966, gelatin silver print, Trellis Fund, 2001

Photo Credit: Lee Friedlander, American, born 1934, New York City, 1966, gelatin silver print, Trellis Fund, 2001

In Light of the Past: Twenty Five Years of Photography @ National Gallery of Art: Now- July 26th

All the reasons why you love photography in one place: from Walker Evans to William Egglestone to Lee Friedlander, the show features 175 masterpieces of the genre in one place, celebrating a quarter century of work done by the Gallery’s photography curatorial team. Free


Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 11am–6pm

National Gallery of Art
(6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565)


Photo Credit: Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010; Taxidermy and steel; Photography by Tessa Angus

Photo Credit: Polly Morgan, Systemic Inflammation, 2010; Taxidermy and steel; Photography by Tessa Angus

Super Natural And Organic Matter: June 5th – September 13th 

Two shows – one focusing on emerging female artists (Organic Matter) and one focusing on established ones (Sam Taylor Johnson, Rachel Ruysch and the like) sees DC, in springtime, immersed with the natural world as a space for exploration and invention. A true wonderland for fine art fans. $10 Adults/ $8 Students and Seniors/ Free for Members. Get tickets here


Public Hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 12pm– 5pm

National Museum of Women in the Arts
(1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005)


Photo Credit: "New York Poetry 1: Manhattan Sestet" by Julie Wolsztynski

Photo Credit: "New York Poetry 1: Manhattan Sestet" by Julie Wolsztynski

Carte Blanche: Alicia, Olivia, Hannah and Asia: The Interns of Adah Rose Gallery Curate the Summer Show:  June 3rd- August 23rd

The interns of Adah Rose Gallery will be curating our summer show incorporating photography, mixed media, painting, sculpture and the best of young minds.  Photography includes polaroids, digital, black and white dark room and more. Photographers include Julie Wolsztynski, Laila Jadallah, Anne Chwatsky, Hannah Chartove, Olivia Olonso Gough, Regine Guillemin, Anna Hollande ,D.B. Stovall and an ever rotating roster of new artists. Free


Public Hours:
Thursday-Sunday: 12pm- 6pm

Adah Rose Gallery
(3766 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895)


Photo Credit: Pete McCutchen

Photo Credit: Pete McCutchen

Upcoming Exhibit: "Being and Becoming: Enter the Kaleidoscope" by Pete McCutchen at Touchstone Gallery: June 5th- 28th

Color is the wild essence of freedom that runs through the work of Pete McCutchen. His work is bold, lush, vibrant, unrestrained. Entering his world, one enters a sea of pattern, form, and texture.  He invites you to enter the Kaleidoscope, to see the world through his eyes. Free

Special Preview: 
June 3rd-4th
11am-6pm

Public Hours:
June 5th-28th
Wednesday to Friday: 11am-6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 5th
6:00pm-8:30pm

Touchstone Gallery
(901 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20001)


Future Perfect Project: Stories for Tomorrow – Lived Today, Everywhere
Photography Documentation at the Goethe Institut: May 6th- August 7th

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. This exhibition presents a selection of photos and stories from around the world that are being featured on Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform which tells the stories of individuals, initiatives, organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action. Free


Public Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-3pm

Goethe-Insitut Washington
(812 Seventh Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)


That's it for June! Be sure to check FotoDC.org for updates throughout the month!

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FotoFriends! Spring is here and we'd love to see all of your photos celebrating the season (and anything else) on Instagram! We'll be featuring new and engaging photos daily on our @FotoweekDC Instragram. 
How to get involved: just follow 
@FotoweekDC and add the #FotoDC hashtag to any pictures you would like to have us consider.

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Hello and welcome to the May 2015 FotoNews!

In each edition, FotoDC will bring you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll all the way through!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involved click here.


And don't forget to save the FotoWeekDC 2015 dates!
November 7-15 2015


The deadline to enter our two contests is coming soon! Enter by May 22nd.


Critical Exposure is creating a mobile digital gallery called "Lightbox." It's a first-of-its-kind digital pop-up exhibit that can project our students' photos and captions virtually anywhere in the city. With the help of MakeDC, now, our students' can share their voices, photographs, and campaigns anywhere, anytime.

They're 80% to their goal, and their deadline is TONIGHT!

Here’s how you can help:
1. Give. Go to our Kickstarter page and give any amount within your means.
2. Ask. Send our project using the email template below to a select number of friends and family and ask them to join you in making Lightbox happen
3. Share. Use any of the text for social media, take a look below for sample text, to share far and wide. 

Learn More Here


Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Photo Credit: Colin Winterbottom

Want to hear what it was like to take this picture? Colin Winterbottom discusses his dramatic and atmospheric photos of the Washington Monument and National Cathedral restorations at a talk at the National Building Museum on Monday, 5/4, 6:30 pm.

Purchase Tickets Here


(All Photos By Khalik Allah)

(All Photos By Khalik Allah)

Upcoming FotoFilm Event In Baltimore on May 8th

125th and Lexington: an exhibition of photographic images and films by New York based artist Khalik Allah
Presented by RandallScottProjects, with Michael Pollack/Vikki Toba and FotoDC

We're proud to announce another amazing FotoFilm event, this time at Area 405 in Baltimore. This opening party on Friday, May 8th will be kicking off a exhibition of "Harlem's official Street photographer" Khalik Allah's work, and a screening of his documentary "Field Niggas" at the Maryland Film Festival.

Public Hours: 
May 8th Noon-10pm
May 9th Noon-8pm
Area 405
(405 E. Oliver St, Baltimore MD, 21202)
 
Opening Night Party Details
Friday, May 8th
6 pm - 10 pm
Area 405
(405 E. Oliver St, Baltimore MD, 21202)

Maryland Film Festival Screening
"Field Niggas"
Presented and Hosted by Khalik Allah
Date & Time TBD



What: Pulse15 – An Exhibition & Fundraiser featuring work by 15 Hillyer Artists
When:  May 1 - 30, 2015 
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-9pm

Fundraiser Event: Thursday, May 28th, 7-9pm
Tickets: $20advance / $30 door (Early Bird: $15 before May 1)
Where: Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008

Pulse15 is an exhibition & fundraiser featuring work by 15 Hillyer Artists. Each artist presents 10-15 works all priced under $500. The exhibition will include work by artists Joan Belmar, Catherine Cole, Anna U. Davis, J.D. Deardourff, Lauren Frances Evans, Jeff Herrity, Jordanna Kalman, Chandi Kelley, Micheline Klagsbrun, Bridget Sue Lambert, Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., Pam Rogers, Novie Trump, Pamela Viola, and   Fawna Xiao.

On May 28th there will be a special ticketed event that will include a 10% discount on the artwork, one Drink ticket for a specialty cocktail created by Green Hat Gin and a cash bar, delicious snacks by B.Lin Catering, a hands-on DIY activity, music by DJ Tirzah, snacks, and more!

Learn More Here


RSVP for Critical Exposure's 10th annual exhibit of youth photography for social changeNO FILTER. See and hear an unfiltered view of young people's experiences in D.C. schools and communities. 

We're hosting a reception with food & drinks on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30-8:30pm. Last year, over 400 people attended to hear our students speak and see their powerful photos. RSVP today to secure your spot. Join us in celebrating our students' amazing work!

The event is free. Suggested donation of $35 for those who are able.

Learn More Here


Image credit: (left) an Ray, Shakespearean Equation, Julius Caesar, 1948. Oil on masonite, 24 × 19 3/4 in. The Rosalind & Melvin Jacobs Collection, New York. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015 (right) Mathematical Object: Real Part of the Function w=e , c. 1900. Plaster, 9 × 12 3/8 × 7 1/2 in. Brill-Schilling Collection. Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

Image credit: (left) an Ray, Shakespearean Equation, Julius Caesar, 1948. Oil on masonite, 24 × 19 3/4 in. The Rosalind & Melvin Jacobs Collection, New York. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015 (right) Mathematical Object: Real Part of the Function w=e , c. 1900. Plaster, 9 × 12 3/8 × 7 1/2 in. Brill-Schilling Collection. Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare
Feb. 7-May 10, 2015

Working in Hollywood in the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings inspired by photographs of mathematical models he made in Paris in the 1930s. Featuring over 100 pieces, this exhibition displays side-by-side for the first time the original mathematical models, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of the objects, and the surrealist-inflected Shakespearean Equations, connecting his approach to geometric forms with his other works that relate inanimate objects with the human body.
 

Two-for-one exhibition admission for Man Ray—Human Equations
$12 ($24 value)
Through May 10, 2015
Promo code MANRAY15
Tickets available at www.phillipscollection.org
Fine print: Not valid in combination with other discounts or during Phillips after 5: 5-8:30 pm on May 7


Learn More Here


(PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Soto, shot with a Lomography Petzval Lens)

(PHOTO CREDIT: Emily Soto, shot with a Lomography Petzval Lens)

Lomography NYC Events

 Saturday, May 9th, 2015 1pm 

Introduction to Lomography featuring the Diana F+

Jump into the basics of analog photography with the best plastic camera around. Learn about the Golden Rules of Lomography and how this approach lends itself to creating some of the most unexpected and beautiful images. Borrow one of the most popular Lomography cameras around, the Diana F+, and find out the innumerable capabilities of this seemingly simple plastic camera.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 1pm

Palm d'Lomo, a LomoKino Workshop

Just in time for Cannes, take a trip down the 144-frame road with the LomoKino and experiment with its many capabilities. In this workshop you'll learn all the basic controls and some of the best understated techniques of this curiously analogue stop-motion camera.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 6pm

Cinema Nights in a Flash

Cannes Film Festival is coming to a close, and we want to prepare you with all the techniques you need for snapping those red carpet photos. This indoor workshop will teach you all you ever wanted to know about the power of our Flashes. From Fritz the Blitz to the Ringflash, we'll teach you how to colorfully light up your images. 

Thursday, May 28st, 2015, 6pm

Emily Soto: Petzval Portraits

When using the Petzval Art Lens, New York City-based fashion photographer Emily Soto captures stunning portraits that are imbued with mystery. At once hauntingly beautiful, her photos also show a stunning clarity, a duality that holds a narrative down. Join us for the opening of her solo show at our very own Lomography Gallery Store.
 

Learn More Here


Future Perfect Project
Stories for Tomorrow – Lived Today, Everywhere
Photography Documentation

The world is in need of ideas for a better, more sustainable future, but ideas are not enough. This exhibition presents a selection of photos and stories from around the world that are being featured on Future Perfect, an international and multilingual internet platform which tells the stories of individuals, initiatives,
organizations, and businesses that have moved from ideas to action.

Learn More Here


GALLERY A
Chiaroscuro: Out of the Shadows -- Touchstone member artists explore the interaction of light and dark and the emergence of form through tonal expression. They articulate a multitude of views in painting, hand pulled prints sculpture, collage, drawing, and photography.


May 1-31, 2015
Touchstone Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-8:30pm

Photographers:

Carolyn Johnson has worked as a photographer in Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma over the last twenty years. She has studied photography both in the U.S. and abroad, including at the Corcoran School of Art and Design, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., at Glen Echo Photoworks in Maryland, and independently with Washington, D.C., photographer Charles Rumph. Her early photographic work was in black and white, and included theatre photography that was published in The Washington Post.  When she began to work in color, she also developed a strong interest in architectural images and these have dominated her exhibited work.

Harvey Kupferberg has been a fine arts photographer for many years and has exhibited in numerous photographic competitions. His primary interests are in landscape, and the design components of architecture. The majority of his work has been done in the southeast and southwestern United States.  As a trained medical scientist, he excels in the use of black and white film to produce silver gelatin prints, an extension of his professional life.   His well-honed technical development skills interact with the creative expression of his photography when he maximizes the visual effect by adjusting film exposure to create his abstract-like images of a scene.

Michael Lang is an accomplished social documentary photographer living in the Washington area. His 1957 photo-essay, A Nice Clean Room, focused on a Baltimore poolroom known as Benny’s. He approached the subject as an outside observer, presenting atmospheric images of the poolroom and the people who hung out there using a hand held camera, available light, and black and white film. Lang has returned to the genre 50 years later with an essay, Be: There, about the Be Bar, a lounge in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, now undergoing a rebirth after the riots of the 1960s. Again Lang uses available light and a hand held camera; but now he employs digital techniques to capture the stark raw, color of the place and the people. He’s always there and not there at the same time, observing the community - the bar tenders, the drag queens, the go-go boys, and the people who gravitate to the atmosphere of the place. BE: THERE.

Rosemary Luckett's mixed media drawings, collages, and sculptures reveal a lively interplay between real and surreal expression. Her works are metaphors for American culture and commerce and how they impact the natural world in unintended but negative ways. Each piece is built around a single real or symbolic object or group of items that seem unrelated to each other.  But things are not always what they seem to be.

Newton S. More - The line that some say distinguishes photography from art seems to be blurring as technological advances, especially in photography, computer programs and printing, have enabled experimentation and creativity not historically available.  It is part of a social evolution, and what qualifies as art, as a reflection of society, also grows and changes to accommodate such expression.  Thus, while always open to debate, what is and what is not art remains a highly subjective facet of our changing social environment.
Currently, my work consists of three broad techniques:  Traditional and digital lensed photography, Pinhole based imaging, and Polaroid SX-70 and other color manipulations.

Pete McCutchen - My work is an eclectic blend of different subjects:  Las Vegas architecture, roller coasters, rusty objects of all varieties.  Some is traditional realistic photography; other works are abstract studies of form, shape and color.  Some is in equipoise between realism and abstraction, exploring the dynamic tension between those modes.  Although I began life as a black and white photographer, most of my current work features vibrant and intense color combined with the strong lines found in traditional black and white work.
 

Learn More Here


 

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125th and Lexington: an exhibition of photographic images and films by New York based artist Khalik Allah
Presented by RandallScottProjects, with Michael Pollack/Vikki Toba and FotoDC

We're proud to announce another amazing FotoFilm event, this time at Area 405 in Baltimore. This opening party on Friday, May 8th will be kicking off a exhibition of "Harlem's official Street photographer" Khalik Allah's work, and a screening of his documentary "Field Niggas" at the Maryland Film Festival.

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Public Hours: 
May 8th Noon-10pm
May 9th Noon-8pm

Area 405
(405 E. Oliver St, Baltimore MD, 21202)

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Opening Night Party Details
Friday, May 8th
6 pm - 10 pm

Area 405
(405 E. Oliver St, Baltimore MD, 21202)

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Maryland Film Festival Screening

"Field Niggas"
Presented and Hosted by Khalik Allah
Date & Time TBD
 

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About Khalik Allah

Self taught photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah has spent the better part of the past three years documenting the marginalized inhabitants of 125th Street at Lexington Avenue into the early hours of the morning. His subjects, the drug addicted and homeless, as well as the residents and those just hanging out on the corner are bathed in the luminescence of available storefront neon and fluorescent lights. Allah moves his subjects in and out of the shadows throwing deep chiaroscuro and saturated colors while accentuating the streams of smoke from the substance of choice on the street, K2. The images are dramatic and often graphic.

Not your typical documentary, Allah’s film “Field Niggas” derives its title from a speech given by Malcolm X describing a social structure in slavery. The “field nigga” was the most impoverished and ill-treated of slaves. Allah’s subjects are that, the cast aside and looked down upon, however instead of taking an objective documentary route Allah involves himself in the lives of the people he films and photographs. He identifies with his subjects, spends time with them at ground level. It is this relationship that forms trust with the people on this corner and grants him such intimate access.

Allah’s images are a reminder of the harshness a life on the street can be, but at the same time, Allah’s photographs and films create beauty, both visually and in the way his subjects exude happiness for life and for those around them. Allah’s willingness to enter their lives and accept them without judgment makes these images so powerful.

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Hello and welcome to the April 2015 FotoNews!

In each edition, FotoDC will bring you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll to the bottom!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involvedclick here.

And don't forget to save the FotoWeekDC 2015 dates!
November 7-15 2015



Spring Kick Off Party

Join us at Frye Company's Gallery THIS Wednesday as we kick off the Spring FotoDC competitions in style with an evening of complimentary cocktails, catching-up and beautiful images of some of our past season's winners. 

Wednesday, April 8th
1066 Wisconsin Ave NW
6:30-8:30pm
RSVP at: Frye@BrandLinkDCRSVP.com

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Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail started in March 2014 with a road trip across the Southwest of the Spanish photojournalist Janire Nájera.

During her trip, Janire met and interviewed Spanish descendants to analyze how the traditions of the first settlers have merged with local cultures influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and cities, revealing some traces of Spanish intangible heritage that remains across these states.

Nájera has captured her experience along the route in a daily log, a book and a photography exhibition that will travel across the U.S. and that premieres at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington, D.C.

Photo by: Janire Najera

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RSVP for Critical Exposure's 10th annual exhibit of youth photography for social changeNO FILTER. See and hear an unfiltered view of young people's experiences in D.C. schools and communities. 

We're hosting a reception with food & drinks on Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30-8:30pm. Last year, over 400 people attended to hear our students speak and see their powerful photos. RSVP today to secure your spot. Join us in celebrating our students' amazing work!

The event is free. Suggested donation of $35 for those who are able.

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Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare
Feb. 7-May 10, 2015

Working in Hollywood in the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings inspired by photographs of mathematical models he made in Paris in the 1930s. Featuring over 100 pieces, this exhibition displays side-by-side for the first time the original mathematical models, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of the objects, and the surrealist-inflected Shakespearean Equations, connecting his approach to geometric forms with his other works that relate inanimate objects with the human body.

Image credit: (left) an Ray, Shakespearean Equation, Julius Caesar, 1948. Oil on masonite, 24 × 19 3/4 in. The Rosalind & Melvin Jacobs Collection, New York. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015 (right) Mathematical Object: Real Part of the Function w=e , c. 1900. Plaster, 9 × 12 3/8 × 7 1/2 in. Brill-Schilling Collection. Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris

Two-for-one exhibition admission for Man Ray—Human Equations
$12 ($24 value)
Through May 10, 2015
Promo code MANRAY15
Tickets available at www.phillipscollection.org
Fine print: Not valid in combination with other discounts or during Phillips after 5: 5-8:30 pm on May 7


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Join Lomography For a Day of Fun This Film Photography Day 2015 at NYC!
Lomography NYC is celebrating Film Photography Day for the third consecutive year. We are inviting all lomographers and analog enthusiasts to mark your calendars and come join us on Saturday, April 11. To commemorate this day, we have organized an exciting line-up of events including live music and drinks!

Learn More Here


Slow Walking in NY
Photographs by Michael Lang

www.mikelangphoto.com

Opening Reception: 
Friday, April 10, 2015, 6-8:30 pm


Documentary photographer Michael Lang presents a solo show of his most recent work at the Touchstone Gallery at 901 New York Ave., NW, April 1 – 26, 2015. Lang’s previous shows at Touchstone Gallery and elsewhere typically focused on photo essays of marginalized groups of people with the most recent being The Drag Illusion, a dramatic study of drag performers. On April 1 Lang returns with a show of street photography entitled ‘Slow Walking in NY’.

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gute aussichten: new german photography 2014/2015
Opening Discussion and Reception

Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8 pm
 
with curator Josefine Raab and Nate Larson (Professor of Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art)
 
gute aussichten,” Germany’s annual competition for graduate photography students, presents a unique and far-ranging synopsis in terms of both the content and style of the works created by young photographers in Germany during the past 12 months. This year’s eight award-winners challenge us and give us a taste of the shape that we’re in — individually and in society as a whole.

 
Featuring works by:
Karolin Back
Katharina Fricke
Andrea Grützner
Marvin Hüttermann
Stefanie Schroeder
Jannis Schulze
Kolja Warnecke
Eduard Zent
 

LEARN MORE AND RSVP HERE


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Hello and welcome to the March 2015 FotoNews!

In each edition, FotoDC will bring you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll to the bottom!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involvedclick here.


High Heat in Close Quarters: harDCore 2011–2014
Photographer Chris Suspect Explores Four Years of Punk in
the Nation’s Capitol

Opening Reception – Friday, March 6 from 7 - 9 pm

Join the Leica Store DC for the opening reception of “Suspect Device”, 20 select prints from Washington, DC, photographer Chris Suspect. The high-contrast black and white images from Washington, DC’s current day punk scene telegraph the hard-to-capture impact and volatile energy that has kept it going for more than 35 years. The exhibit will run from March 6 through Spring 2015.

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Man Ray–Human Equations: A Journey from Mathematics to Shakespeare
Feb. 7-May 10, 2015


Working in Hollywood in the late 1940s, Man Ray created Shakespearean Equations, a series of paintings he considered to be the pinnacle of his creative vision. This culmination of years of work across media was inspired by photographs of mathematical models he made in Paris in the 1930s. Featuring over 100 pieces, this exhibition displays side-by-side for the first time the original mathematical models, Man Ray’s inventive photographs of the objects, and the surrealist-inflected Shakespearean Equations, connecting his approach to geometric forms with his other works that relate inanimate objects with the human body.

Two-for-one exhibition admission for Man Ray—Human Equations
$12 ($24 value)

Through May 10, 2015
Promo code MANRAY15
Fine print: Not valid in combination with other discounts. Not valid during Phillips after 5 events: 5-8:30 pm on March 5, 5-8:30 pm on April 2, 5-8:30 pm on May 7


Image credit: Man Ray, Shakespearean Equation, Julius Caesar, 1948. Oil on masonite, 24 × 19 3/4 in. The Rosalind & Melvin Jacobs Collection, New York. © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris 2015

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gute aussichten: new german photography 2014/2015
Opening Discussion and Reception

Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8 pm
 
with curator Josefine Raab and Nate Larson (Professor of Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art)
 
“gute aussichten,” Germany’s annual competition for graduate photography students, presents a unique and far-ranging synopsis in terms of both the content and style of the works created by young photographers in Germany during the past 12 months. This year’s eight award-winners challenge us and give us a taste of the shape that we’re in — individually and in society as a whole.

 
Featuring works by:
Karolin Back
Katharina Fricke
Andrea Grützner
Marvin Hüttermann
Stefanie Schroeder
Jannis Schulze
Kolja Warnecke
Eduard Zent
 

LEARN MORE AND RSVP HERE


Photoworks: Presence of Place
On view at the American University Museum until March 15

Forty years ago, in a derelict building hidden among the abandoned amusement park rides of Glen Echo Park, four young photographers founded Photoworks with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity. Photoworks: Presence of Place will feature works by past and present members of the Photoworks community, faculty and students who have distinguished themselves by the quality and integrity of their work.

Image credit Elsie Hull Sprague, Swimming Hole, c. 2009. Silver gelatin print, 6 x 6 in.  

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Touchstone Gallery All Member Artist Show "Sprout"
March 4 - 29, 2015, GALLERY A and C
Opening Reception: Friday March 6, 6 - 8:30pm
Coffee and Cake/Artist Talk: Sunday March 22, 2 – 4pm

“Sprout” Touchstone member artists present works of color and pattern illuminated by spring's early light.  
Collage, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and hand pulled prints reveal an interest in sprouts of green, new growth, and budding tranquility. 

Featuring photographers - Michael Lang, Pete McCutchen, Newton More, Harvey Kupferberg.

Admission and all events are free and open to public
 

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The Report from WHNPA Is Out!

See the 2015 "Eyes of History®" Winners and everything the WHNPA has been up to RIGHT HERE.

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Hello and welcome to the first FotoNews of 2015! In each edition, FotoDC will bring you the best photography events and news around town, courtesy of our FotoPartners (be sure to scroll to the bottom!). To learn more about becoming one/getting involved click here.


Critical Exposure + Hirshhorn + National Bulding Museum!
Critical Exposure, the Hirshhorn's ARTLAB+, and The National Building Museum collaborated to bring the youth art exhibit, "Creating Across the City." The exhibit will be on display at Reagan National Airport's Gallery Walk Terminal A through July.

LEARN MORE HERE


WPOW PRESENTS: THE FOURTH ANNUAL PHOTO SEMINAR AND PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) will hold the Fourth Annual Photo Seminar and Portfolio Review on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 from 9am-3pm at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. 

The Seminar and Portfolio Review offers an opportunity to show your work to industry leaders in Washington, DC- a base for many of the world’s top photographers, editors, and publications. Editors from National Geographic, Smithsonian Magazine, NPR, the Washington Post, the New York Times, AARP, Washingtonian Magazine and more will be on hand to conduct the portfolio reviews. 

LEARN MORE HERE


Holocaust Museum hosts first Instameet
On January 1, 2015, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum changed its photography policy to allow photographs in its exhibitions for the first time in its 22-year history. One month later, on February 1, the Museum welcomed more than 40 members of the DC Instagram community to its Permanent Exhibition, and invited them to be among the first people to make photographs of its powerful artifacts. Participants went on guided mini-tours of the Permanent Exhibition, and were introduced to the Museum’s unique architecture. The Holocaust Museum welcomes other photographers to visit the Museum on their own, or to take part in additional upcoming opportunities to visit as a community.

Photo by Phil Martin (@phil.martin)
 

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Be a part of 9:30 Club history!
Have plenty of great memories at the 9:30 Club? Don't we all. Now, on the eve of their 35th anniversary, the club is gearing up to publish a book charting its history! If you have any documents or photos like those listed above, send 'em over to 930book@RRockEnterprises.com. 


Ernesto Bazan visiting Photoworks at Glen Echo!
On Saturday, February 28th, join master photographer and author Ernesto Bazan for a unique one-on-one portfolio review and a lecture and book signing for “A Cuban Trilogy.” For more information, please visit www.glenechophotoworks.org


US Diplomacy Center Presents: Faces of Diplomacy
OUR NATION’S DIPLOMATS ARE THE FACE OF AMERICA TO THE WORLD. 
FEBRUARY 4 – MARCH 11, 2015 • ATRIUM GALLERY EXHIBIT
RONALD REAGAN BUILDING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE CENTER



They are commissioned Foreign Service Officers who manage our diplomatic relations around the globe. Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Servants, Development Specialists, locally engaged staff, and many others also labor tirelessly in support of our nation’s interests at our diplomatic missions around the world.

Take a closer look at ten of these talented and diverse employees of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. They come from various regions, have various educational backgrounds, and perform a wide variety of duties. But service to our nation unites them in purpose. Each of them serves our nation at home or abroad, promoting peace and prosperity on behalf of all Americans. In the videos, each tells his or her own story of why they serve their country.

The medium for each portrait is an archival pigment print. Each subject selected the site for their portrait. Each site has a personal connection, which is noted in the portrait label. A few of the subjects have since moved on to new positions.

Pictured above: Wesley Mathews, Economic Officer, U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany
Photo by Pratik Shah, BFA Photojournalism 2014

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THE US DIPLOMACY CENTER


News in Brief

  • Chain and the Gang did a pop-up performance in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and the photos from the show are gorgeous. [BYT]
  • DC’s best storytellers join forces with Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) to bring you a night of compelling, humorous, and mind-blowing true stories from women behind the scenes and on the front lines of world events and cultural trends. [SpeakeasyDC]
  • First look photos at the new Founding Farmers in Tysons proves how much you need a donut with fried chicken. [BYT]
  • RAMW partnered with us to showcase the people and faces in the DC area’s food community. [FotoDC]

Tell your NY friends!

Nat Geo Live premieres next week in New York City at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts! On February 4, 2015 be inspired by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen as he shares breathtaking images and behind-the-scenes stories live on stage! 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

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