FotoNews: June 2016
With LOOK3 in Charlottesville, and so much more happening in June - it promises to be a month full of photographic adventures! Here's what's new this month:
Save the Date: We have just announced that FotoWeekDC 2016 will be November 11th- 20th 2016!
Leica DC Events: "When Living Is A Protest", Ruddy Roye exhibition opening Thursday, June 9th 7pm-9pm
In 1969, a group of young men burnt down 40 buildings in the town of Clinton, South Carolina, after feeling that the pressure put on them by the KKK was too much to bear. That was their protest…
This life is not without its scars – there are still memories and vestiges of the toll – the struggle – had on a race of people still trying to find equality in this country. This exhibition is my attempt to show a glimpse into what it means to live in ‘the struggle’. I show you the faces of those whose lives are spent in protest.
Leica DC Events: Hands - On Workshop:
Join Leica Akademie DC for a hands-on multi-day workshop exploring the topics of Street and Documentary Photography with photographer, Ruddy Roye, June 10th - 12th, 2016:
Friday-Introduction and Lecture
Saturday- Morning and Afternoon Shooting Sessions
Sunday- Editing and Critique
This workshop is intended for experienced, as well as up-and-coming photographers interested in Street and Documentary Photography. Topics will include a comprehensive discussion with techniques and tips for shooting effective street images, selecting the right equipment, understanding the hyper-focal distance scale, and more.
Exhibit Opening: Critical Exposure's Annual Youth Photography Exhibit: Break the Frame: Thursday June 2nd: 6pm - 9pm
Critical Exposure youth use photography to Break the Frame of the stories told about them. See the frames that youth create to show the world through their own eyes.
555 12th St. NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20004
LOOK3 Festival in Charlottesville
We’ll welcome Nick Brandt, Graciela Iturbide, Frans Lanting, Yuri Kozyrev, Olivia Bee, Sheila Pree Bright, Mary F. Calvert, Binh Danh, Doug DuBois, and Radcliffe “Ruddy” Roye to the Paramount stage June 15, 16, 17 & 18. Exhibitions by each of the featured artists can be seen in pop-up galleries, on buildings, and even in the trees along Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.
In addition, we have two cool outdoor Evening Projections planned — one on June 17 at the Charlottesville Pavilion with video essays curated by TIME Magazine, and the other on June 18 produced by MediaStorm at the “funky" IX Art Park. Finale Party follows. Photographers and educators at all stages of their career won’t want to miss our expanded LOOK3 EDU program with insights and career-advancing advice by industry leaders. More info and tickets at www.look3.org.
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
April 8–July 31, 2016
National Museum of Women in the Arts
More than 80 photographs and a video installation explore the themes of protest, war and identity. The provocative and poetic works on view—most created in the last decade—include portraiture, documentary images and staged narratives. These contemporary women photographers challenge stereotypes surrounding the people, landscapes, and cultures of Iran and the Arab world. The exhibition features artists Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. #SheWhoTellsaStory
Artists in Conversation: Rania Matar
Friday, June 10, 6:30–9 p.m.
Price: $15 members; $25 non-members. Reservations required.
Join artist Rania Matar and guests in conversation over light refreshments. Matar discusses her background, artistic process and philosophy, and works featured in She Who Tells a Story during this informal and intimate in-gallery experience. Ample time allows participants to explore the galleries, learn about Matar’s work and engage in small-group conversations. Reservations required.
LAST CHANCE: AFRO - CUBA
Mystery and Magic of Afro-Cuban Spirituality
Anthony Caronia, photographer
Afro-Cuba: Mystery and Magic of Afro-Cuban Spirituality is a project by Renato Miracco - curator, critic and Cultural Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Washington DC - into Afro-Cuban religion. Afro-Cuba is based on a four-year long research and documentary project by Italian anthropologist and photographer Anthony Caronia.
On view May 4-June 17, 2016
OAS F Street Gallery
1889 F Street, NW, Washington DC 20006
LASH CHANCE: Tiny: Streetwise Revisited, photographs by Mary Ellen Mark
May 26 - June 30, 2016
In 1983, Mary Ellen Mark began a project called Streetwise. Five years later, it became a poignant document of a fiercely independent group of homeless and troubled youth who made their way on the streets of Seattle as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers, and small-time drug dealers. Streetwise introduced several unforgettable children, including Tiny, who dreamed of a horse farm, diamonds and furs, and a baby of her own. Since meeting Tiny thirty years ago, Mark continued to photograph her, creating what became one of Mark’s most significant and long-term projects.
The 2016 PARIS PHOTO–APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS will open May 16th.
Summer Classes at Capital Photography Center!
With summer on it's way, now is the perfect time to get outside and start shooting with Capital Photography Center's extensive list of classes. We have a great line-up this month including Food Photography with Renee Comet, an Insider’s View to the National Cathedral with E David Luria, a Rock Creek Park Adventure with Emily Carter Mitchell, Antiques and Treasures in Lucketts, VA with Corey Hilz and more! Our small class sizes and knowledgeable instructors means our students receive individual and professional attention to strengthen their skills. Check out all of our offerings today!
LAST CHANCE: Investigating Where We Live: New Monuments Revealed: Now through June 6: National Building Museum
The award-winning Investigating Where We Live program presents teens’ interpretations of D.C. through photography, writing, and original artwork. This year’s participants explored the District through the lens of its monuments, memorials, and commemorative spaces in order to understand how we, as a nation and as a city, remember and honor the past.
Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward: February 20 - September 5th: National Building Museum
Alan Ward, FASLA, occupies a unique position in landscape architecture. He is an award-winning practitioner of the craft, working as principle at the firm Sasaki Associates; he is also an accomplished photographer of the landscape. Working in black and white, Ward focuses on the fundamental materials that construct the visual landscape. By denying viewers familiar green lawns, lush foliage, and colored blooms, these large-format photographs challenge us to see the landscape with a new perspective.
No Mountains in the Way: On view through July 31: Smithsonian American Art Museum
In the 1970s, the National Endowment for the Arts conceived a series of photo survey projects inspired by the epic documentary photography program undertaken by the federal government in the 1930s and 1940s. The first in the NEA’s series, No Mountains in the Way, sent three photographers to capture contemporary life in rural Kansas. James Enyeart, Terry Evans, and Larry Schwarm—artists who have attained considerable achievement in the intervening decades—each examined particular aspects of the Kansas rural environment. Their collective visions reflect place, culture, and custom in Kansas. The exhibition and catalogue for No Mountains in the Way first appeared in 1975 at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. The current installation of 63 vintage prints from this survey of 120 photographs, all works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection, revisits this important project.
Nature's Best Photography: Best of the Best Exhibition: Oct. 2015 - Aug. 2016
The opening gala was a night to remember at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. It was a wonderful celebration of nature through the art of photography. Photographers from near and far received awards as they shared their passion for the wild with guests, supporters, and sponsors. One of the largest Nature’s Best Photography exhibitions yet, the display has already become a huge success.
If you attended the event, Nature's Best appreciates your interest in their program and would enjoy your thoughts on the exhibition. If you would like to get involved in their Awards program and its future, please feel free to email Stephen Freligh directly at email@example.com.
To see the gallery of award-winning images visit facebook.com/naturesbestphotography.org
View the inspiring HD video created to accompany the exhibition: https://goo.gl/m7otWT
The Fall 20-year anniversary special edition of Nature's Best Photography makes a great holiday present for all photographers and nature lovers. On sale at the museum shops or order here.
Visit their website to find out about current photo competitions and get ready to enter the next Windland Awards opening in January 2016. www.naturesbestphotography.com
Public Exhibition Hours:
Free Admission. Open daily (except Dec. 25): 10 am–5:30 pm
National Museum of Natural History, 2nd Floor
10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20560
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)
LAST CHANCE: 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.
Daily: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Freer | Sackler
(1050 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20560)
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 June! Be sure to check FotoDC.org for updates throughout the month!