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Opening March 12 Earliest Photographs of Eastern American Landscapes at the National Gallery of Art
Through July 16, 2017
National Gallery of Art, West Building
East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography is the first exhibition to exclusively focus on photography of eastern American landscapes during the 1800s. This fundamental chapter in America's photographic history is explored through 175 photographs, including daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, albumen prints, stereo cards, and albums. Works included illustrate how photographers documented the nation's transition over the course of the century, exploring the untouched wilderness, the devastation of the Civil War, and the dramatic transformations of industrialization.
Night of Fashion and Photo Collage with Maxwell Bernstein Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Artist’s Proof Gallery in Georgetown, Washington D.C is hosting a Night of Fashion and Photo Collage with Maxwell Burnstein. Come meet with fellow fashion connoisseurs, engage with haute couture inspired photo collages and meet with Toronto based artist Maxwell N.Burnstein Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bernstein will be giving insight into his creative process by teaching guests the various techniques he uses in his handmade multi-dimensinonal collages, giving you a private preview with the artist as he create unique fashion inspired collage.
Burnstein’s collages have prompted international artist residences and collaborations with leading fashion publications, including covers for Elle Magazines and Harper’s Bazaar. Bernstein’s expression through his various collages is a combination of fashion and art that is truly unique and engaging in highly current way.
@natgeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos Closing April 30th
National Geographic Museum’s new exhibition “@NatGeo: Popular Instagram Photos” captures and curates the most liked, commented on, and favorited photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account. As the world’s top media brand on Instagram, National Geographic, or @natgeo, has more than 62 million followers and over 1 billion likes on its 12,000+ posted images.
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence HalprinOn view until April 16 at the National Building Museum
Lawrence Halprin was one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th century. During a career spanning more than five decades, he was chosen in 1974 to craft an architectural story of the U.S. during Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidency. The Tidal Basin memorial in Washington, D.C. includes cascading waterfalls to symbolize a narrative of progress.
Exposed DC 2017 Photography Show at AJAX - Opening Reception March 9, 6-10pm
Advance Tickets $20 (no fees!), Door Tickets $25
The 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show showcases 43 images of the Washington D.C. area made by the people who live, work, and love here. You’ll be attending the first public event at fabulous new space AJAX, just a couple of blocks from Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place metro stops. Your ticket includes complimentary wine, sodas, snacks, and a selection of beers by local brewmasters Bluejacket. All photographs are available for purchase at first-time art-buyer prices, and a full-color exhibition program will be on sale for $10. Show runs through March 19, gallery days/hours TBA, check website and social media for updates.This is a text block. You can use it to add text to your template.
United/Divided: A Juried Photography Exhibition Presented by Photoworks Gallery March 3 – April 2, 2017
Reception Saturday, March 11, 2017, 5-7PM
Photoworks Gallery presents United/Divided, a juried exhibition of photography. As an art space dedicated to local photographers, Photoworks is in a unique position to initiate a visual dialog exploring the connections and divisions that exist in our nation. Robert Miller, Deputy Director of Photography, The Washington Post, serves as juror. Miller's journalistic focus is on the news and news images. He currently covers the new administration, and was assigned to cover the presidential campaign for The Washington Post. The exhibition features 23 local photographers, who artistically/effectively document the themes of unity and division.
BORDES at the Mexican Culture Institute Through May 13th
Bordes/Borders is a contemporary video exhibit curated by Othón Castañeda featuring short films with borders as their main concept. The works were submitted by international artists to the Bienal de las Fronteras, an artistic initiative that offers a platform to emerging artists of diverse backgrounds.
The selection exhibited at the MCI questions the boundaries of the biennial itself, including participating artists that establish an alternative view of the border, this time 'from the inside out'. These pieces pursue a collective effort to establish a visual dialogue between three spheres of production and their key players: region, nation, and world.
Emilio Chapela © Copyright 2017 held by institutions, curators, artists, authors and organizations to their respective trademarks, artworks, images and texts included in this catalogue. All rights reserved.
March Events at the Leica Store
March 5th 1PM-3PM
Coffee, Cameras, & Conversation: Choosing The Right Photo
Curious how photographers and photo editors come to their decision on what photos to use for publication or personal projects? Having difficulties editing down your own selects? Stop by the Leica Store DC on Sunday, March 5th for an informative Coffee, Cameras, and Conversation photography talk about the process of editing down our photographs.
March 16th 7PM-9PM
Movie Night: Half Past Autumn--The Life and Works of Gordon Parks
The Leica store will be hosting our first movie night of 2017 at the Leica Store DC on Thursday, March 16th. The movie will be Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks. No RSVP necessary.
March 18th, 6AM-9AM
Cameras, Cars, & Conversation Events at Katie's Coffee
Join the Leica Store DC at Katie's Coffee House, located at 760 Walker Rd. in Great Falls, VA on Saturday, March 18th for a Cameras, cars, and coffee meetup from 6am to 9am. Show up early and watch the cars roll in! They will have a limited number of Leica S and SL cameras available for you to try if you'd like. Please remember to bring your own SD memory card. The group will then meet back at the Leica Store DC from 12pm - 2pm to review your images.
March 31st-April 2nd
Street Photography Weekend With Aaron Berger
Join the Leica Akademie in Washington, DC for a street photography workshop with guest photographer, Aaron Berger. This 3-day course will offer the hands on experience of shooting all day in the streets; as well as the analysis, discussion and constructive critique of photographs as a means of expression. The course starts on Friday night with an introduction and portfolio review. Saturday will be spent shooting in the morning and afternoon, with an evening critique session back at the Leica Store DC. Sunday resumes with more shooting in the morning, and a final afternoon session of editing, review and feedback at the Leica Store DC.
Visionary Wild Workshops
Travel and learn under the generous instruction of John Shaw, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Melford, Michele Westmorland, Carr Clifton and other masters, with Visionary Wild workshops and expeditions, designed to exceed the expectations of the passionate photographer. We will visit the Oregon Coast in May, where we will help participants refine their personal creative vision, composition, technical skills, and digital workflow amid the tide pools, wildflowers in peak bloom, and summer fog. Other upcoming opportunities include California’s Redwood Coast in May-June and rafting the Alsek River in August. Join us in 2017 for a photography adventure!
Take 5!: Lena Seikaly and Danielle Wertz Celebrate Women in Jazz Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5 – 7pm in the Kogod Courtyard
Join Lena Seikaly and Danielle Wertz, two of DC’s top jazz vocalists, as they pay homage to female jazz icons as part of Women’s History Month. They present songs inspired by women featured in the exhibition Harlem Heroes—including Ethel Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and more— with a sextet of all-star musicians and original arrangements.
Investigating Where We Live
Through June 7, 2017
How has D.C. transformed in the past 10 years? In this year’s Investigating Where We Live, local teens used photography, writing, and interviews to trace how neighborhoods along the Anacostia River have changed. They researched the city’s past at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and talked to residents, developers, and government officials to better understand who influences a city’s evolution.
Last Chance to View Spirit of the Wild - Through the eyes of Mattias Klum--Closing March 5th
All life on earth is interconnected. Cities, societies, and nations depend on healthy natural ecosystems to survive and prosper. One of the most important natural history photographer of our time, Mattias Klum, shares the stories of his journeys; from deep in the Artic to wild places like Borneo rainforest to the savannahs of Tanzania or the life under the sea.
On view through March 5th at the Embassy of Sweden 2900 K Street NorthwestWashington, DC, 20007 United States.
Photograph the Blossoms with Capital Photography Center!
Whether you are just beginning your journey into photography or have been shooting for years, you'll find an exciting and thorough list of classes to inspire you! Cherry blossom season is just around the corner and Capital Photography Center has early morning and afternoon classes almost every weekend in March! They will also be offering our classic classes like Lightroom in a Day, Photoshop for Photographers and DSLR Basics throughout the spring. The small class sizes and knowledgable teachers means students receive individual and professional attention. Check out all of their great classes today!
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten
August 26, 2016 – March 19, 2017
Author and social commentator Carl Van Vechten (1880 –1964) began taking photographs in 1932. For the next three decades, he made portraits of writers, musicians, athletes, and many of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance. This installation features thirty-nine images, all works from SAAM’s permanent collection, and is presented in celebration of the 2016 Grand Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The installation is free to view at Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Wednesday March 15th at 5:30 PM
Join John Jacob, SAAM’s McEvoy Family Curator for Photography, as he discusses the exhibition and the relationships photographer Carl Van Vechten had with some of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance, including James Baldwin, Ossie Davis, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ella Fitzgerald, Althea Gibson, Langston Hughes, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, and Bessie Smith, among others.
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.
(555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001)
9am - 5pm
FotoEDU of the Month: How You Can Make A DIY Photography Studio At Home
Want to have a professional grade photography studio in your own home? Check out this great FotoEdu Video from our friends at Lomography to teach yourself how to make one!