FotoNews: June 2016 


Hello FotoFriends!


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! 


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Photo by Robert Rutoed

Become a FotoDC 2016 FotoPartner!

Become one of our exclusive FotoPartners and enjoy:
A valuable system for partners with a dedicated page on our website, which receives more than 200,000 hits per day during the festival and that you may link back to your organization’s own site.
Promotion of your event as part of the FotoPartner calendar/events system, list and map.
FotoPartner announcements on Twitter, Facebook and in FotoNews, our 40,000+ recipient newsletter and so much more!


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.


District Center
555 12th St. NW,  9th Floor
Washington, DC 20004


LOOK3 Festival in Charlottesville


We’ll welcome Nick BrandtGraciela IturbideFrans LantingYuri KozyrevOlivia BeeSheila Pree Bright, Mary F. CalvertBinh DanhDoug 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.


Boushra Almutawakel, Untitled, from the series “The Hijab,” 2001; Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and the Howard Greenberg Gallery

Boushra Almutawakel, Untitled, from the series “The Hijab,” 2001; Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 39 3/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and the Howard Greenberg Gallery

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

 Rania Matar, Stephanie, Beirut, Lebanon, from the series “A Girl and Her Room,” 2010; Pigment print, 36 x 50 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Carroll and Sons, Boston; © Rania Matar

 Rania Matar, Stephanie, Beirut, Lebanon, from the series “A Girl and Her Room,” 2010; Pigment print, 36 x 50 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Carroll and Sons, Boston; © Rania Matar

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.


Anthony Caronia

Anthony Caronia

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


Tiny, Halloween, Seattle, 1983 © Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny, Halloween, Seattle, 1983 © Mary Ellen Mark

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.



Renee Comet Photography

Renee Comet Photography

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.


Alan Ward

Alan Ward

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.


Image Credit - Larry W. Schwarm

Image Credit - Larry W. Schwarm

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 sfreligh@naturesbestphotography.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.


Hours:
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)


INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH: After months of Instagrams from the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery WONDER exhibition- a new view is sometimes hard to come by. Which is why we love this shot by @mr_anani_, it's original, it's colorful and completely stunning. Great shot!

INSTAGRAM OF THE MONTH: After months of Instagrams from the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery WONDER exhibition- a new view is sometimes hard to come by. Which is why we love this shot by @mr_anani_, it's original, it's colorful and completely stunning. Great shot!


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

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