Currently on view through Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Anacostia Arts Center welcomes photographer Victoria “Sneak Shot” Ford, to Blank Space for her first solo exhibition. Recently featured in Vogue magazine, as part of Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora; she is well regarded by creatives and executives alike in the music industry. Ford has captured the essence of some of the best live music shows from an early age, but it wasn’t until 2011, that she decided to share her striking imagery with the world. The DC native often finds herself in the mosh-pits of concert performances, which enables her to capture the full emotion of each event. Lovingly referred to as a “down-ass chick” by Life + Times Magaine, Ford has captured photos of Prince, Def Leppard, The Roots, Miguel, Pharrell and many more national and local acts. With the tagline “Capturing music the way I see it,” her love for live performances birthed her love for photography.
“The lights, music and dance routines, all that energy was overwhelmingly beautiful to me…I wanted a way to capture that memory and each and every concert I attended that need grew stronger, my love for one fueled my love for the other.”- Victoria Ford
About Victoria Ford
Victoria Ford has been featured in group exhibitions in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in digital form for media outlets such as Billboard, Ebony, Essence, Vogue, The New York Times, Okayplayer, Life & Times, and Lomography. Recently, her work was featured in two books including: Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen and Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.
About Anacostia Arts Center
Anacostia Arts Center is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, a not-for-profit dedicated to creating a home for small businesses, artists, arts and cultural organizations to fulfill its commitment to the sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia. The Anacostia Arts Center aims to provide a home for the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who increase the District’s expanding creative industries East of the River; in a continuous effort to increase positive news stories coming out of Wards 7 and 8. The 9,300-square ft. Arts Center opened in June of 2013 and includes a café, a black box theatre, bookstore, two boutiques, a physical therapy studio, an artist exchange and art gallery.
- Tuesday – Saturday: 10am to 7pm
- Sunday: 8am to 5pm
Blank Space in the Anacostia Arts Center is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.