FotoWeekDC, a citywide celebration of the photographic arts now to Nov. 10, has 100 exhibitions and many parties.
Topics include illegal immigration into the U.S.; Serengeti lions; and Burma’s Rohingya Muslims, long considered among the world’s most persecuted people.
Descriptions are excerpted from FotoWeekDC. Click here for a full listing of FotoWeekDC's more than 100 exhibitions and programs.
Nov. 2, 6-9 P.M., Goethe Institut Opening Reception for "Linger On!"
Goethe Institut, 812 7th Street, N.W.
Opening reception, followed by a party with German guitarist Conny Ochs. Capturing fleeting moments in time, these diverse works by six artists present extraordinary encounters with contemporary art. They range from documentary photography, which enhances reality through the deft use of framing and lighting to precisely staged productions. Featuring photographs by Max Baumann, Iris Brosch, Reinhard Hentze, Carina Linge, Matthias Ritzmann and Robert Schlotter. R.S.V.P. to http://www.goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com
Nov. 2, 7:30-9:30 P.M., FotoNOMA Opening Party
FotoNOMA, 51 N Street, N.W.
The opening party at the FotoNOMA space includes a DJ and an open bar with beer and wine. Tickets are $12 and $15 at the door. R.S.V.P. to http://fotonoma2013.eventbrite.com/. First-year FotoNOMA: The District Experience is an expansive 25,000 square foot exhibition of curated works selected from local photography organizations, on view during the FotoWeekDC festival.
Nov. 2, 10 P.M., FotoNOMA After Party + Slideshow at Black Cat
Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th Street, N.W.
The official FotoNOMA: The District Experience After Show and slideshow with DJ Matt Dunn, presented by FotoDC and STRATA Collective: admission $10 per person. R.S.V.P to http://www.ticketfly.com/event/385907-fotonoma-district-experience-washington/
Nighttime Projections and Program: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Projections: Monday, Nov. 4–Friday, Nov. 8
Program: Monday, Nov. 4; 6:30 P.M.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 15th Street, S.W. (Raoul Wallenberg Place)
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) presents "Our Walls Bear Witness: The Plight of Burma's Rohingya". The Museum will project images of Burma’s Rohingya, long considered among the world’s most persecuted people, on its exterior walls from 6-10 P.M., from Nov. 4-8. Taken by prize-winning photojournalist Greg Constantine; Holly Atkinson; Maung Tun Khin, past president of Physicians for Human Rights; and Maung Tun Khin, president of the Burmese Rohingya Organization UK. The program will be moderated by Michael Abramowitz, director of the USHMM's Center for the Prevention of Genocide. R.S.V.P. at http://www.cvent.com/events/our-walls-bear-witness-the-plight-of-burma-s-rohingya/event-summary-5946fbead88d4219ba9f4dc609889994.aspx
Nighttime Projections: National Geographic’s Serengeti Lions
Friday, Nov. 8 – Saturday, Nov. 9
16th Street facade of National Geographic headquarters, corner of 16th and M Streets, N.W.
Photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols and videographer Nathan Williamson were determined to break new visual ground when they made several extended trips to the Serengeti between July 2011 and Jan. 2013. A remote-control toy car and a robot tank gave them unobtrusive ways to make images up close and at low angles. Nichols shot 242,000 images and Williamson recorded 200 hours of video for an Aug. 2013 story in "National Geographic" Magazine and a special site: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/serengeti-lion.
ASMPDC An Evening with Mary Ellen Mark “Nothing’s More Interesting than Reality”
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M. (Registration begins at 6 P.M., pre-registered participants arriving after 6:20 P.M. will be moved to the end of the waiting list) FREE
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, N.W. (G Street Entrance)
Mary Ellen Mark, an American photographer is known internationally for her photojournalism, portraiture, and advertising photography. Mark’s photo essays and portraits have appeared in publications including "LIFE", "New York Times Magazine", "The New Yorker", "Rolling Stone", "Vanity Fair" and "Smithsonian". She has published 18 books, received numerous awards and exhibited in solo exhibitions worldwide. Pre-registration is FREE at https://asmp.org/education/event/register?venue_id=1086
Embassy of Austria Exhibition Opening of "Moods: A Collective Exhibition"
Tuesday, Nov. 5; 7:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.
Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court, N.W.
The works of the Austrian artists selected for this exhibition examine, in a wide range of ways, the perception and manipulation of our daily surroundings. The show provides a cross section of young, enterprising artists shaping Austria's contemporary photography scene with innovative technique, striking composition and stirring imagery. Register at http://youngaustrianphotography.eventbrite.com/
Wednesday, Nov. 6; 12 P.M.-1:30 P.M.; Reception 5 P.M.-7 P.M.; FREE
Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, 500 17th Street, N.W.
Photographers Margaret Adams, Gabriela Bulisova, and Muriel Hasbun discuss their exhibition, Inter Vivos, an installation of photographs, objects, and sound art on view in Gallery 31 through Nov. 17. Curator of the exhibition, Michael Mazzeo, joins the conversation.
French Embassy Opening Reception for "Broken Roots: Illegal Immigration into the U.S."
Thursday, Nov. 7; 7 P.M.–10 P.M., on view through December 12
Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, N.W.
The Embassy of France presents "Broken Roots: Illegal Immigration into the U.S.", a photography exhibition by José Hernández Claire. This compelling selection reflects the many perils of those immigrants who struggle to illegally cross the U.S. border. R.S.V.P. to https://hernandezclaire.eventbrite.com/ -- reservations required.
Embassy of Sweden: Storytelling Through the Art of Photography
Friday, Nov. 8; 7 P.M.–10:30 P.M.
House of Sweden, 2900 K Street, N.W. (Georgetown waterfront)
Join the Embassy of Sweden, Capitol Pecha Kucha and FotoWeekDC for an inspiring evening of 20x20 presentations that will feature storytelling through the art of photography. View the stunning photo exhibition "Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art". The images are a game of balance between art and fashion photography, rooted in cultural history as well as personal experiences. More on the exhibition at swedenabroad.com/washington. Tickets are $15 through http://embassyofsweden.eventbrite.com. Cash bar.
Open Studio: Fashion Shoot with "WORN" Magazine
Saturday, Nov. 9; 7–9 P.M.
Leica Store, 977 F Street, N.W.
The Leica Store will host an "Open Studio" event with models from WORN Creative. It provides the cameras and lighting set-ups for an evening of shooting. Images can be processed on-site or taken with you. R.S.V.P. to email@example.com
FOTOWEEKDC PARTNER EXHIBITIONS
"Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment"
Daily; 10 A.M.-6 P.M. through Mar. 9, 2014
National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th Street, N.W.
Showcasing 11 award-winning female photojournalists, the exhibition features some 100 photographs. They include moving depictions of far-flung cultures, compelling illustrations of conceptual topics such as memory and teenage brain chemistry, and arresting images of social issues like child marriage and 21st-century slavery. In honor of FotoWeekDC, visitors will receive $2 off regular admission through Nov. 10. The National Geographic Museum courtyard serves as "FotoWeek Central" throughout the festival, with an outdoor exhibit featuring the work from FotoDC programs and competitions. More info at: http://wovexhibition.org/. For video, click here.
"Shaping a Modern Identity: Portraits from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection"
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 A.M.-5 P.M., Sunday, 11 A.M.-6 P.M. through Jan. 12, 2014
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, N.W.
Featuring images by Ansel Adams, Tina Barney, Chuck Close, and Imogen Cunningham, the photographs span more than 80 years, and depict subjects ranging from well-known artistic and literary figures to anonymous men and women from all walks of life. More info at: http://www.phillipscollection.org/exhibitions/2013-10-24-exhibition-shaping-modern-identity-lichtenberg.aspx.
"Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon" opens at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on Thursday, Nov. 21, and continues until Aug. 24, 2014. It's an extension of FotoWeekDC.
The internationally renowned American photographer made 11 expeditions to Africa to photograph its people and landscape for "LIFE" Magazine. Elisofon's images, collected objects, films, books, and journals transport viewers to Africa during the mid-20th century.
This is the 6th annual FotoWeekDC Festival, a partnership between the nonprofit FotoDC and the National Geographic Museum.