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


Announcing the FotoWeekDC 2015 Competitions: Now Accepting Entries: Deadline October 9th

With a main focus on YOU and your singular point of view, three unique categories and nine experienced curators, the contest is a unique chance to gain exposure both during the FotoWeekDC festival and online on FotoDC's platforms.


You're Invited: The FotoWeekDC 2015 Opening Party is November 6th!


Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more as we launch the 8th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival!

Thursday
November 6th
7:30pm

The Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence
(2801 16th St. NW. Washington DC 20009)


We're looking for a FotoDC Intern!


Are you passionate about photography? Are you social media savvy, and partial to Instagram? Are you interested in being part of the team that makes DC's biggest visual arts festival happen? Apply to be a FotoWeekDC 2015 Intern!


Ingrid Bergman Centennial: A Celebration of her Life & Legacy in House of Sweden


Two new exhibitions about Sweden's iconic Hollywood actress are now open! Both exhibits are open to the public on weekends, FREE admission and a guide is available on-site.

THE SAGA OF INGRID BERGMAN
An exhibition commemorating the life and career of Ingrid Bergman [1915-1982]
August 29-September 27

INGRID BERGMAN IN SWEDEN!
This exhibition will share with you the first years in the life of Sweden’s greatest actress and show how she transformed from a shy little orphan girl into a skillful and confident actress. 
August 29-December 6

Exhibition opening hours:
Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sundays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

House of Sweden
(2900 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007)


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Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now

Don a pair of 3-D glasses provided by Mount Vernon and experience historic views of Washington’s estate recreated with today’s 3-D technology. In our newest exhibit, Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now, view photographs dating back to the 1850s at the place the photographer stood. Step back in time for a glimpse of Mount Vernon as it appeared in the 19th century. With twenty of these signs located around the estate, history will spring to life no matter where you roam!

George Washington's Mount Vernon
(3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway)


Surveilance Blind at the Goethe-Institut: September 17th - December 3rd
 

As technology has evolved, so have our fundamental ways of understanding the world. Data and information flows around us and is used to track our consumer habits, shape our identities, and mediate our relationships to our nation states. We are more connected than ever through online platforms and digital devices, and simultaneously the “data shadows” that we create reveal more about us to the world than we realize. Who controls and makes use of the information generated by our sharing society is a question being challenged and contested worldwide. The artists in this exhibition investigate the paradox of these connections, probing our relationship to data collection and interpretation. Works by AnnieLaurie Erickson (New Orleans, LA, USA), Nate Larson (Baltimore, MD, USA), Marni Shindelman (Athens, GA, USA), Simon Menner (Berlin, Germany), Jens Sundheim (Dortmund, Germany) and John Vigg (Asbury Park, NJ, USA).

Exhibit Opening with the Artists
September 17th : 6-9pm
RSVP

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

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


Perspectives: Lara Baladi: August 29 – June 5, 2016

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi (born 1969) experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East—particularly Egypt, where she is based. This installation centers on Oum el Dounia (The Mother of the World), a large-scale tapestry based on a photographic collage. Employing both archival material and Baladi’s own images, the work was transformed into a tapestry in 2007 through the use of a digital loom. Oum el Dounia reflects Baladi’s interest in the proliferation of images of Egypt, and in how technology and interactivity affect the creation, dissemination, and preservation of visual narratives.

Hours:
Daily: 10:00am - 5:30pm

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Freer | Sackler
(1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20560)


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Leica Store Washington DC: September Events

Artist Talk with Serli Lala: September 24th
Join us for an intimate evening with artist & photographer, Serli Lala.
Serli will discuss the ever-evolving role of photography in her life and the influence of time, place and opportunity on the progression of her methods. 
By sharing personal artifacts to expose the way she works, Serli reveals herself, her process and her formative experiences through photographs, stories, and her layered + spirited inner monologue.

Event:
7:00pm -  8:30pm

Juried Exhibition: Opening Reception: September 25th
Join us in celebrating the opening of our newest exhibition!

Event:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Leica Store Washington DC
(977 F Street NW Washington DC 20004)


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LOMOGRAPHY X NIXON Photo Exhibition in NYC: Opening September 10th

After the great success of the 2014 collaboration, Lomography and Nixon have once again joined forces for the Nixon Surf Challenge 2015. In celebration of this partnership, we now present a new exhibition featuring a collection of 30 behind-the-scenes photographs taken with Lomography Cameras and Lenses by photographers Bastien Bonnarme, Benjamin Wu Tiu Yen and the surfers who joined the 2015 Challenge in Hainan, a postcard island located in the South of China. Along with opening in New York, the gallery will also open in Paris, Hong-Kong, London and Tokyo as well as a few other select locations around the world.

Opening Party:
Thursday, September 10th : 6pm

Lomography Gallery Store
(41 West 8th Street NYC, NY 10011)


Andrew Moore, Bowling Lanes, Governors Island, NY, 2001, Chromogenic Print, 40 x 50 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Andrew Moore, Bowling Lanes, Governors Island, NY, 2001, Chromogenic Print, 40 x 50 inches. Photo courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Absence/Presence: Selected Contemporary Photography: August 26th- November 20th

Absence/Presence: Selected Contemporary Photography uses photographs of unpeopled places, such as an abandoned bowling alley, a prison cell and an empty desk, to explore how people impact the interiors and spaces they occupy. The exhibition includes photography from Nancy Breslin, William Christenberry, Cynthia Connolly, Lisa Tyson Ennis, Frank Gohlke, Dean Kessmann, Bridget Sue Lambert, Dan Lobdell, Pablo Maurer, Andrew Moore, E. Brady Robinson, Lee Saloutos, Katherine Sifers, and Trine Søndergaard.

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 10am - 5pm
Free

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building - 2nd Floor
(805 21st Street NW Washington DC 20009)


Geolocation by Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

Geolocation by Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

UNCENSORED: Information Antics: September 25 - October 22

UNCENSORED: Information Antics is an all media exhibition focusing on the myriad of roles that data collection and visualization play regarding issues of privacy, participation, and location of the self. On display at the the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the exhibit celebrates Banned Books Week, the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Through photography, video, installation and sound the artists participating in Uncensored: Information Antics investigate the complexity of an intensely networked milieu with thoughtfulness and humor. 
 
Opening Night Party
Friday, September 25th
7:00pm

Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library
(901 G Street NW Washington DC 20001)

Tickets: UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a free public art event. For tickets to the UNCENSORED Opening Night party - a fundraiser for the DC Public Library Foundation please click the link below:


Photograph by Dave Yoder

Photograph by Dave Yoder

Pope Francis and the New Vatican at National Geographic: September 16th
 

For the August 2015 cover story, National Geographic was given special access to the pope and permission to document his daily life inside the Vatican. As the United States prepares for its first papal visit since 2008, join us for a fascinating evening with the people behind the extraordinary feature story about this remarkable man. Susan Goldberg, National Geographic editor in chief, moderates a conversation with writer Robert Draper, photographer Dave Yoder, and special guest Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Book sale and signing to follow.

Event:

7:30pm

Museum Public Hours:
10am-6pm

National Geographic
(1145 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036)


National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Third Annual Teen Portrait Competition at National Portrait Gallery: Deadline September 30th

Between the ages of 13 to 17? Live in the U.S.? Make art? Those who answer “yes” to those questions can enter work in the third annual online Teen Portrait Competition of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The museum opened a “call for entries” and teens can submit portraits, electronically, in the medium of painting, drawing, photography and video through Wednesday, Sept. 30. The winning portrait will be printed and displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016. Honorable mention entries will be posted on the National Portrait Gallery website.
 

The theme for year three entries is interact and interaction. Teens should consider how they interact with their subject, the art of portraiture and any interactions that take place between the subject(s) and the setting. 
 

Public Hours:
11:30am-7pm

National Portrait Gallery
(8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001)


GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Rachel Wood

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Rachel Wood

Mitchell Park Photography Contest: August - October 15th

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Photographs must be received on or before October 15, 2015 to be entered into the Contest.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
There are no restrictions except for judges and their relatives.

CATEGORIES 
1. Mitchell Park or anything that suggests Mitchell Park.
2. Sheridan-Kalorama Neighborhood - as defined by the boarders of Massachusetts Avenue, Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue.
3. A Photo Essay - series of images that tells a story about something within the first 2 categories.

Mitchell Park
(S & 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008)


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

LAST CHANCE: 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: 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

LAST CHANCE: 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)


Chuck Close, American, born 1940, Kara, 2007, daguerreotype, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

Chuck Close, American, born 1940, Kara, 2007, daguerreotype, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

LAST CHANCE: The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund: May 3rd - September 13th

The Memory of Time presents work by contemporary artists who investigate the richness and complexity of photography’s relationship to time, memory, and history. In the last two decades, as the world has undergone an unprecedented technological revolution, photography itself has changed profoundly.

The exhibition is divided into five sections: “Traces of History,” “Time Exposed,” “Memory and the Archive,” “Framing Time and Place,” and “Contemporary Ruins.” It features recently acquired works made from the early 1990s to the present by artists who explore these concepts.

Public Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10am–5pm
Sunday: 1am–6pm

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


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)


Save the Date! WiLDSpeak with iLCP: November 16th

Join the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) in Washington D.C. on November 16, 2015, along with some of the world’s leading photographers, scientists, and program implementers as we explore how visual media is turning up the dial on conservation efforts all around the world. 

Join iLCP as well during Fotoweek DC for a day of conservation PhotoTalks, “Bodies of Work - Bodies of Water,” on November 14, 2015. 

Carnegie Institution for Science
(1530 P Street NW, Washington DC 20005)


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A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum

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.

 
Public Hours:

9am - 5pm


Newseum
(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001)


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

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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


Nubian Spin by Fletcher Chuck

Nubian Spin by Fletcher Chuck

MiniSolos@Touchstone: August 7th - 27th

38 guest artists

Opening Reception: Friday, August 7, 6 - 8:30pm
Electric Cello by Iain Forrest, eyeglasses - string music

Touchstone Gallery’s annual tradition of providing gallery space to 38 mostly local and emerging artists opens August 7. The juried show is called “MiniSolos” and gives these artists an opportunity to show work in an established gallery. The show also gives collectors the opportunity to see work by emerging artists. The art is selected not only to show high quality work but also to show a wide range of creative expression-from serene to the provocative.

Support the local art scene and emerging local artists by joining us for the opening reception and coming by to visit the show during month of August.

Out of 38 artists 9 are photographers: Lisa Allen, Mark H. Anderson, Stephen Borko, Sally Canzoneri, Chuck Fletcher, Lloyd Foster, Stephen Marcus, Carolyn Rogers, Andrew Wohl.


"A Long Walk Home" by Eli Reed

"A Long Walk Home" by Eli Reed

Eli Reed Opening Reception & Artist Talk at Leica

Currently exhibited photographer, Eli Reed will be at the Leica Store DC to give an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 8th from 2-4pm.  Space is limited, so please RSVP at rsvp@leica-store-dc.com.

We will be hosting an opening reception for the second half of Eli Reed's photography exhibition, "A Long Walk Home" on Friday, August 7th from 7-9pm.
 


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Andy Fernandez Artist Talk at Leica: August 14th

Film maker and DC resident, Andy Fernandez will at the Leica Store DC on Thursday, August 14th to talk about "RISERS", a short film and portrait series that explores the cultural identity of young undocumented immigrants in Washington, DC.


National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

Third Annual Teen Portrait Competition at National Portrait Gallery

Between the ages of 13 to 17? Live in the U.S.? Make art? Those who answer “yes” to those questions can enter work in the third annual online Teen Portrait Competition of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The museum opened a “call for entries” and teens can submit portraits, electronically, in the medium of painting, drawing, photography and video through Wednesday, Sept. 30. The winning portrait will be printed and displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in 2016. Honorable mention entries will be posted on the National Portrait Gallery website.

The theme for year three entries is interact and interaction. Teens should consider how they interact with their subject, the art of portraiture and any interactions that take place between the subject(s) and the setting.


Photograph by Dave Yoder

Photograph by Dave Yoder

Pope Francis and the New Vatican at National Geographic

For the August 2015 cover story, National Geographic was given special access to the pope and permission to document his daily life inside the Vatican. As the United States prepares for its first papal visit since 2008, join us for a fascinating evening with the people behind the extraordinary feature story about this remarkable man. Susan Goldberg, National Geographic editor in chief, moderates a conversation with writer Robert Draper, photographer Dave Yoder, and special guest Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

Book sale and signing to follow.


Most Instagrammable Installations in DC: SYNTH Series

Every once in a while a magical thing happens in D.C., one that ORGANICALLY explodes all over social media, and SYNTH SERIES, a string project installation by Toki, the collaborative force that is two recent architecture graduates, Tolu & Khai. Read all about it in A Creative DC blog, and make sure you #SynthSeries tag your adventure in it.


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

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


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


GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Rachel Wood

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Rachel Wood

Mitchell Park Photography Contest: August - October 15th

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Photographs must be received on or before October 15, 2015 to be entered into the Contest.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE 

There are no restrictions except for judges and their relatives.

CATEGORIES 

1. Mitchell Park or anything that suggests Mitchell Park.
2. Sheridan-Kalorama Neighborhood - as defined by the boarders of Massachusetts Avenue, Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue.
3. A Photo Essay - series of images that tells a story about something within the first 2 categories.


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


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

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


Chuck Close, American, born 1940, Kara, 2007, daguerreotype, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

Chuck Close, American, born 1940, Kara, 2007, daguerreotype, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund © Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund: May 3rd - September 13th

The Memory of Time presents work by contemporary artists who investigate the richness and complexity of photography’s relationship to time, memory, and history. In the last two decades, as the world has undergone an unprecedented technological revolution, photography itself has changed profoundly.

The exhibition is divided into five sections: “Traces of History,” “Time Exposed,” “Memory and the Archive,” “Framing Time and Place,” and “Contemporary Ruins.” It features recently acquired works made from the early 1990s to the present by artists who explore these concepts.


A Glimpse of Life: The Pulitzer Photographs at the Newseum

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.


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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


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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.

Details

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

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

Learn More

 

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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
 

Learn More


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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