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Enter the 11th Annual Exposed DC Photo Contest!

January 4th, 2017 Comments off

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Exposed DC’s 2017 photo contest is open for entries! This March will be the 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, a celebration of living in the Washington, D.C. area. Do you want to see your images of the art, music, food, sports, culture, nostalgia, people and places of this incredible town we live in? The District is too often reduced to a tourist destination or a political mud-pit – but those who live, work, and love here can rise above. The Exposed DC exhibit shows the city only as you know it.

This contest is geared towards photographers who don’t usually exhibit their work, but it is open to all – send in your terrific iPhone shot, or your sharp Leica photo. If you simply love taking pictures, this is your contest. You can submit your work until January 11, 2017, so if you don’t think you have the perfect shot just yet, you have plenty of time to go out and get it! Need inspiration? Check out the winners from our 10th anniversary exhibit

Rules and guidelines for entering the contest and participating in our exhibit are covered in the submission page. Subscribe to our newsletter for all our contest and exhibit updates. If you’d like to volunteer for our team, please drop us a line.

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FotoWeekDC Wednesday Round Up

November 14th, 2016 Comments off

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With this this year’s festival featuring 100 exhibitions and events going on throughout the week we know managing the FotoWeek landscape can get overwhelming. Every day, we’ll be doing our best to keep you informed and updated – here’s what’s happening today at FotoWeek.

Would you just like to see some great exhibitions? For a complete list of those, visit the official FotoDC website.

Share all your fotoadventures on Instagram too: #FotoWeek2015 @FotoWeekDC #FotoDC

November 15, 2016
FotoWeekCentral Schedule

FOTOWEEKDC NAT GEO MUSEUM EXTENDED HOURS + HAPPY HOUR
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FotoWeekCentral – 1145 17th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036

Enjoy extended access to the National Geographic Museum and all FotoWeekCentral exhibitions during the FotoWeekDC festival.

#LIFENOFILTER
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
FotoWeekCentral – 1145 17th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036

Veteran National Geographic photographer Cory Richards uses his camera to share a fascinating personal journey of struggle and redemption.

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Photo Credit: Cory Richards from #LifeNoFilter

WiLDSPEAK
8:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Carnegie Institution for Science – 1530 P Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005

Presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration with some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, filmmakers, scientists, newsmakers, and conservation organizations where we explore how visual media can best contribute to impactful science communications and positive conservation outcomes all around the globe.

CHAOS IN PHOTOGRAPHY FILM FESTIVAL
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Monteabaro Recital Hall, Howard Community College – 10901 Little Patuxent ParkwayColumbia, MD, 21044

The HCC Film Program has developed a number of film series to complement various productions and events this season. Scheduled films include: War Photographer (Monday), Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (Tuesday), Finding Vivian Maier (Wednesday), Planet Ocean (Thursday), and Blow-Up (Friday). A photography exhibit of the same name will be on display in the art gallery through November 20th. Workshops and talk backs related to the films shown will be included before or after the film showing.

LOGAN FOTOTALK: MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON: TO BE PUBLISHED OR SELF-PUBLISH? OPTIONS FOR ARTISTS TODAY
4:00 PM – 5:00 pm
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain – 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009

Free & Open to Public, sponsored by LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph. Mary Virginia Swanson is an author and educator who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their photographs in an informed, professional manner.  Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level.

TRADE WINDS: AN EXPLORATION OF VISUAL PLACES AND SPACES OPENING GALLERY
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The Art Institute of Washington – 1820 North Fort Myer DriveArlington, VA, 22209

Presenting a constructed approach to environments from around the globe. Trade Winds, travels across landscapes and time, capturing local moments and emotions from places such as Australia, Japan, South America, the Caribbean Islands and the United States.

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FOTOFILM: BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Artist’s Proof Gallery – 1533 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20007

Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

PUBLIC RECEPTION: THIS MUST BE THE PLACE AT FATHOM GALLERY
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fathom Gallery – 1333 14th St. NW
Public Reception for: This Must be the Place: A multimedia exhibition featuring artist Otessa Ghadar

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Photo Credit: Otessa Ghadar from This Must Be The Place

HI-RESOLUTION- YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTED BY CRITICAL EXPOSURE: RECEPTION
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain – 280116th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009
Learn what D.C. youth think about the challenges they face and hear about the tremendous steps they are taking to create positive change, all while enjoying food and drink in the beautiful Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

BOOK SIGNING: STACY KRANITZ
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lecia Store 977 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004
Stacy Kranitz has developed an extensive body of work over the past six years while she has been living and working in the Appalachian mountains of North America.

DC IN THE HOUSE: A PANEL DISCUSSION ON PUNK AND GO-GO PHOTOGRAPHY
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
MLK Memorial Library – 901 G Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001

Join us for DC IN THE HOUSE:A Panel Discussion on DC Punk and Go-Go Photography.

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CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Latela Art Gallery – 716 Monroe Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20017

A mini workshop with photographer Marisa S. White. Marisa will be discussing her background and creative process, as well as giving a post-process demonstration.

CONTINUED LEARNING AND IMAGE REVIEW WITH CAPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
1616 H Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006

Join us for an image review as well as informative session covering camera, photography and editing tips.

FULL LIST OF EXHIBITIONS AROUND TOWN CAN BE FOUND HERE

FotoWeekCentral Exhibitions Include:

@NATGEO: The Most Popular Instagram Photos which offers visitors an opportunity to interact with National Geographic photographers and their adventures in a whole new way.

Politicking by Ben Baker, feat. Baker’s portraits of heads of state, business leaders and cultural icons include Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.
Photoville and Redux Pictures presents Mark Peterson’s Political Theatre – The Next Act, which includes Peterson fascination portraits of our countries biggest politicians.
Water: California, The latest installment of Mustafah Abdulaziz’s acclaimed Water series focuses on the drought crisis in California.
Signs of Your Identity, presented by The Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting which explores the survivors of Canadian operated Indian Residential Schools that forcibly assimilated indigenous youth into white Canadian society.

WPOW’s 10-Year Anniversary Show by female photographers in DC
National Geographic Photo Camp: Zoom Out, Slow Down, Enjoy the Beauty, The student photographers highlighted in the exhibition include children in post-earthquake Haiti, refugees from inner city Baltimore, young people in Jordan, Miami, Chad, India, and Barbados, and Somali refugees in Portland Maine.
WiLDSpeak: The Exhibition, feat. a collection of imagery showcasing the iconic works of iLCP Fellows presenting at this year’s event.

2016 FotoDC competition Winners

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Toast to Matthew

November 5th, 2016 Comments off

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Join us on 11/10 at Brixton, conveniently located at 9th and U St. NW.  Celebrate with Matthew Rakola as he ends his term as Chairman of APA|DC.  Matthew is passing the torch to Jason Hornick, effective immediately. So, let’s toast to Matthew, Welcome Jason, and KICK OFF FOTODC WEEK in style!

Where: Brixton 901 U St. NW Washington, DC

When: Thursday, November 10th @ 6pm

Closest Metro: Green/Yellow Line, U Street

 

 

A Letter from Matthew:

Dear APA|DC members, and the larger DC photo community as a whole,

It has been a great pleasure to hold the title of chair and to work with the board of the DC Chapter of the American Photographic Artists for the past 4 years. I’ve really enjoyed meeting many of you and (hopefully) doing just a little bit to help in your careers.

On October 25th I stepped down from this position in order to dedicate more time to a growing family. Child #2 (not his legal name) is due at the end of November, and if Alex is any indication, I won’t have much mental energy to spare.

Over the course of this tenure my overarching goal has remained the same: to better the working conditions for ALL photographers in the area. I firmly believe that the tighter knit we are as a community, the more informed, capable and successful we will be as working professionals. In the six years that I’ve lived in DC, I’ve only seen the creative talent here grow. This community, regardless of professional affiliation (or not) can compete, shooter for shooter, with any region in the country.

I’m very proud of the work that our local chapter board has put into helping to make this a reality: We’ve held social events that promote open communication and goodwill between photographers; professional training on all aspects of our industry; presentations and partnerships with the local creative community; and events like our ‘Featured Member’ series, portfolio review, and in-person referrals.

Jason Hornick, longtime board member has already taken the reins as chair of the chapter. Those of you who were at the portfolio reviews saw first hand the many talents that Jason has already brought to the chapter. I’ve heard some of his (and the board’s) ideas for 2017 and I gotta be honest.–it’s going to be a spectacular year and I very much look forward to attending them as a chapter member.

In closing, I’m not going away, just stepping back. Please feel free to reach me at any time at matthew@matthewrakola.com to say hi or offer to buy me coffee. (Just saying– with two young children I’ll need it.)

It’s a very exciting time to be a photographer in this area, and I can’t wait to see how this chapter helps to shape it.

 

Thanks,

Matthew Rakola

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FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party!

October 21st, 2016 Comments off

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Come down for an exciting evening of
photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music, and more
as we launch the 9th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival!

The FotoWeekDC 2016 Opening Party is made possible with support from The Reva & David Logan Foundation.

Friday, November 11th, 2016, 7:30pm-11pm
FotoWeekCentral
@ The National Geographic Museum
1145 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

$40 Early Bird tickets on sale now
Price goes up soon, but we might sell out before then!
This is a 21+ event
There is no dress code!

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Archiving Digital Photography Workshop

October 10th, 2016 Comments off

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Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., as well as more recent digital accessions, this workshop will offer tips on how to organize your digital photography files; best practices for digital storage; and strategies for compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants, future historians, and repositories such as the Historical Society.

Advance registration and ticket purchase recommended. Onsite registration is subject to availability.

 

Date and Time:

Sat, October 15, 2016

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Location:

The George Washington University Museum / The Textile Museum

701 21st St NW

B-1 level classroom

Washington, DC 20052

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FotoWeekDC

September 7th, 2016 Comments off

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Three unique categories, and a chance to win cash prizes & have your photographs featured in our FotoWeekCentral gallery at the National Geographic Museum during this fall’s (November 12-20, 2016) FotoWeekDC festival.

Fine Art: We’re not going to hold you back. Express your vision, creativity, and photographic eye.

Photojournalism/Documentary: Visual storytelling at its finest. This category celebrates the photographer’s ability to capture a moment that shares information and content beyond what its surface may suggest.

Photographer’s Choice: Portraits, streetscapes, still lives, live action shots, nature moments and more – all are welcome in the Photographer’s Choice Category. Just keep in mind: great imagery is everything, and letting your creative side REALLY shine is the key ingredient to success here.

Special Early Bird Pricing! Price will increase September 14th

1-4 images – $9/image
5-9 images – $7/image
10+ images – $5/image

Series

Up to 6 images – $35/series

Deadline for entry: October 7th, 2016

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Stephen Greenberg Speaks on Medical Photography

June 15th, 2016 Comments off

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See history come alive! Join librarian, historian and photographer Stephen Greenberg as he explores the curious and fascinating world of medical photography.  Photography has long been critical to the practice of medicine, but many times the resulting images and collections are far removed from their original context and therefore mysterious to the viewer.  Why were these pictures taken? Who saw them? How did they reflect the techniques and aesthetics of the rest of contemporary photography, and in particular what do these photos say about photography as the recorder of unmanipulated “truth?”
Date:  July 1, 2016
Time:  7PM

Photoworks Gallery at Historic Glen Echo Park
1st Floor, Arcade Building
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD

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FotoWeekDC’s FotoNoma

November 2nd, 2013 Comments off

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This year FotoWeekDC presents FotoNOMA: The District Experience, featuring a curated selection of local photography talent. The show will feature select new works from local DC photographers represented by Strata Collective, Instant DC, The Pulitzer Center, International League of Conservation Photographers(ILCP), American Photographic Artists (APADC), Silvercore Photographers, Critical Exposure, Washington School of Photography, Galerie Blue Square, Indie Photobook Library, Empty Stretch and Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW).

FotoNOMA EXHIBIT – November 2 – 10

51 N Street NE, Washington DC 20002

FotoNOMA will be open to the public from Saturday, November 2 through Sunday, November 10 with the following hours:

Weekends : 10am – 6pm; Weekdays: Noon – 6pm

For more information please click HERE

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FotoWeek EDU Workshops

October 30th, 2013 Comments off

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From November 2 through 7, FotoWeekEDU will present eight half-day workshops that range in areas of focus from Industry Knowledge and Photojournalism to Fine Art and Marketing as well as various other topics relevant to photographers today.

FotoWeekEDU Workshops will be held  at the Goethe Institute; 812 7th Street NW, Washington, DC  20001

To see the list of workshops and how to register, click HERE!

 

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