Enjoy 20 years of nature's finest moments selected from more than 500,000 images submitted by photographers from around the globe. More than 100 large-format prints along with an accompanying HD video will take you on a thrilling journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian.
“Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed” combines stunning photographs with sound and lighting effects to take visitors on a memorable journey through some of Iceland’s most breathtaking and mysterious natural landscapes.
Take a personal journey into the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. Over the past three decades his images have created an enduring vision of the continent’s wildlife and wild places—and what is at stake.
“Art of the Airport Tower” takes you on a photographic journey to airports in the United States and around the globe. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history and interprets them as monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression, and testimonies of technological change. These 50 images bring a heightened awareness to the simple beauty of the airport tower and a call for their preservation in the airport landscape.
Come to Photoworks and bask in the afterglow of another successful Photo Slam! Participants from Photo Slam 2015 are invited to bring in their images for a Photo Critique with our Photoworks Faculty.
Sarah Gordon discusses and signs her new book, Indecent Exposures: Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Nudes.
The Slam is back! After drawing a capacity crowd to Busboys and Poets as a signature event of Fotoweek DC since 2010, the Photoworks Photo Slam returns for year six. Photographers vie for slots in the Photoworks FotoWeek 2016 gallery show. Three-time National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Cabico returns to emcee a high-energy event featuring an on-the-spot face-off of projected portfolios plus a "best shot" final round, with winners selected by celebrity and audience-rep judges.
Over the past 25 years, artist Carrie Mae Weems has developed a complex body of art that has employed photographs, text, fabric, audio, digital images, installation and, most recently, video to investigate family relationships, gender roles, and the histories of racism, sexism, class and political systems
For the closing conversation of this year's FotoWeekDC festival, we wanted to dedicate some time to a reminder of why most of us fell (and stayed) in love with photography, both as a profession and a passion.
Join Charles Ommanney as he presents his short film, "The Fence" with follow up discussion on Sunday, November 15th from 2-3pm.
Photographers Violetta Markelou (DC) and Adreinne Waheed (NYC) will present images taken during the August 2015 Afropunk Music Festival in Brooklyn, New York. Observations on gender, sexuality, music, aesthetics and cultural hybridity will be discussed. Moderated by DJ Adrian Loving
Andy Fernandez is a filmmaker and photographer based in Washington, DC. His first short film RISERS explores the lives and identities of young undocumented Americans. Currently, he is directing music videos and in pre-production on a narrative feature film.
Join us in a thoughtful discussion on the DMV landscape and how our community captures the diversity and beauty through their photography. What does DC look like and how do we present it to a global audience? We will explore this, as well as, street photography and portraiture of the citizens that make the DMV truly unique.
(Image ©Marisa S. White)
Part of FotoWeekDC, join us on Sunday, November 15th from 10am-1pm for breakfast and a mini workshop with photographer Marisa S. White. Marisa will be discussing her background and creative process, and giving a demonstration on the use of models in her photography. Marisa will also give a how-to on self-portraits. Participants will have the opportunity to photograph a model using the advice given by Marisa as well as her assistance to guide them in the process.
Join us for the screening of ELLIS, November 14th at 6pm, followed by a social happy hour at FotoWeekCentral.
Dave is the photographer and author of the award-winning book "Prairie Thunder." His photographs and articles have appeared in Wilderness, Outdoor Photographer, High Country News, Land and People, Outside, and elsewhere. Dave's new book, titled "Sage Spirit, The American West At A Crossroads" was published by Braided River Publishing in July, 2015. The book and outreach campaign covers the imperiled sagebrush ecosystem from Greater Yellowstone to southwest Colorado.
Narrated and directed by Dorothea Lange’s granddaughter, award-winning filmmaker Dyanna Taylor, tells the compelling story of the passion, vision, and drive that made Lange one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th century. 110 minutes.
Alison Jones began her photographic career in 1985 in Kenya when she started documenting protected areas, wildlife and community development. In 1999 she helped the start-up of Kenya's Mara Conservancy. In 2005 she wrote a Proposed Management Plan for Ethiopia’s NechSar National Park based on the Mara Conservancy. She has photographed ecosystems, conservation management and rural development projects in the US, Canada, sixteen African nations and seven Latin American countries.
Krista Schlyer, winner of the Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography and the National Outdoor Book Award, will be presenting a slideshow about the wildlife, people and ecology of the Anacostia River watershed in Washington DC, and the decades-long endeavor to restore this beleaguered landscape.
Join us in a thoughtful discussion on photography. What is photography and how can we include mobile photography without devaluing it? We will explore this, as well as, the advances of smart phone cameras, DSLR and traditional cameras, editing techniques and apps for mobile photographers.
The Leica Store DC is pleased to announce the opening reception of 2015 World Press Photo Award Winner, Charles Ommanney's exhibition, "The Fence" taking place on Friday, November 13th from 7-9pm.
Join us on Friday evening from 4pm to 6pm for a special evening at FotoWeekCentral! Enjoy an exclusive presentation of our Rammy's In Focus 2015 winners while enjoying some fine alcoholic beverages, brought to you by our sponsors Stella Artois.
The Freer presents a powerful, award-winning documentary about photojournalism in Afghanistan. Under Taliban rule, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists.
Panel Discussion @ Hillyer: Contemporary Ibero-American Staged Photography with Susana Raab and E. Carmen Ramos
Join us on November 12 at 7pm for a discussion with curators Susana Raab and E. Carmen Ramos, who will discuss staged photography in contemporary Ibero-American countries.
Closing Reception: WOMEN OF COLOUR | Presented by The Monroe Trust Artist Collective | a photography series by Violetta Markelou
The Trust Monroe Artist Collective presents the official closing party for Washington DC based fashion portrait photographer Violetta Markelou. The photography show unveils WOMEN OF COLOUR, a portrait series of six inspiring women with unparalleled style.
*SOLD OUT* Enjoy 20 years of nature's finest moments selected from more than 500,000 images submitted by photographers from around the globe. More than 100 large-format prints along with an accompanying HD video will take you on a thrilling journey from the wild to the walls of the Smithsonian.
The Pulitzer Center presents LGBT Rights in Russia with grantees Nora FitzGerald and Misha Friedman, and special guest Dmitry Chizhevsky, a Russian who was a victim of anti-LGBT violence in St. Petersburg.