Events: Saturday, November 8 through Sunday, November 16
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The 7th annual FotoWeekDC 2014 will present a line-up of dynamic and diverse exhibitions, projections, film screenings and lectures from Saturday, November 8 to Sunday, November 16. FotoWeek Central at the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence, 2801 16th Street NW, will feature exhibitions in partnership with SPAIN arts & culture, as well as a number of other cultural collaborators. FOTOWEEKDC CENTRAL exhibitions and events will be on view 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. FotoWeek Central highlights include:
THE SOCHI PROJECT: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
THE SOCHI PROJECT presents photography by Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen in an exhibition organized by Aperture, New York, and The Sochi Project. Hornstra and van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, a subtropical city on the shores of the Black Sea and the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Over the course of five years, Hornstra and van Bruggen returned repeatedly to this region until finally being denied visas at the end of 2013, a few months before the start of the Games. Even now that the glare of the international media has come and gone after the Olympic Games, The Sochi Project stands out as a uniquely in-depth engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated and geopolitically sensitive place. Throughout the surrounding regions, the legacies of the former Soviet empire continue to radiate outward in unexpected ways, further compounding long-standing ethnic and religious tensions.
NEW SPANISH PHOTOGRAPHY: Visions Beyond Borders
SPAIN arts & culture presents a collective photography exhibition, introducing 14 Spanish artists that portray their vision on the urban and natural landscape across borders, captured from a critical or emotional perspective. Curated by Javier Moreno of SPAIN FRESH and produced by King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at New York University, this exhibition affirms the presence of young Spanish photography in a global framework.
WOMEN PHOTOJOURNALISTS OF WASHINGTON (WPOW)
The WPOW 2014 Annual Juried Photography Exhibition features the work of WPOW members that focus on women’s issues. The exhibition debuts at FotoWeek and continues on a tour of universities across the country. The show includes work of 14 members, including “Best in Show” by world-renowned photographer Ami Vitale. Featured photographers: Ami Vitale, Amanda Voisard, Amy Toensing, Dana Rene, Gabriella Demczuk, Jacquelyn Martin, Katherine Frey, Kate Warren, Lexey Swall, Lauren Schneiderman, Melina Mara, Michelle Frankfurter, Maria Bryk and Nikki Kahn. The exhibition is curated by National Geographic’s Elizabeth Krist. WPOW artist reception at Fathom Gallery, 1333 14th Street, from 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13.
2014 FOTOWEEK CONTEST WINNERS EXHIBITION
The 2014 FotoWeek Contest Winners exhibition presents selections from three categories: Fine Art, Photojournalism and Photographer’s Choice. 2014 curators include George Hemphill, art advisor and curator, Hemphill Fine Art; two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Lucian Perkins; and Jeanne Modderman, multimedia photo producer, National Geographic. Competition deadline is October 29.
FOTOWEEKDC 2014 Opening Party
Friday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., FotoWeek Central @ the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence
The ever-popular FotoWeekDC Opening Party includes live music from HEARTS + Pleasure Curses + ROAM DJs (Lisa Frank + Chris Nitti), exhibitions, photobooths, open bar + more! Early bird tickets are available until October 31.
In addition to exhibitions, lectures and events at FotoWeek Central, festival highlights include:
FOTOFILM @ GOETHE-INSTITUT
FotoDC presents the inaugural FotoFilm series, exploring the intersection of photography and the moving image. Together, FotoFilm organizers, curators and partner venues aim to bring unprecedented films, events and programs to DC annually during FotoWeek. 2014 FotoFilm screenings include:
INSIDE OUT Screening and Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 13, 7 p.m., Goethe-Institut, GoetheForum, $11 ticket
Film curated by Vikki Tobak, Michael Pollack and Sophie deRakoff in collaboration with Publik Projects.
INSIDE OUT is a powerful documentary tracking the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular INSIDE OUT. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street. Film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the themes of photography and activism.
HER AIM IS TRUE Screening
Sunday, November 9, 3 p.m., Goethe-Institut, GoetheForum, $11 ticket
her aim is true tells the incredible story of Jini Dellaccio, the first woman photographer of rock ‘n’ roll in its early years. Snubbing convention, Dellaccio reinvented herself in the mid 1960’s as one of the most daring and innovative composers in the field, working with legendary rockers from The Sonics to Neil Young, and capturing early performances by bands such as The Who and The Rolling Stones. For the first time in 50 years, Dellaccio shares her story and stunning archive. This award-winning documentary by DC-based British filmmaker Karen Whitehead, is also executive produced by Eddie Vedder (“Pearl Jam”).
INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSION (ICE-DC) PHOTO CONTEST
Saturday, November 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., former Franklin School, 925 13th Street NW, FREE
The Institute for Contemporary Expression (ICE) announces an open photography contest, launching in partnership with FotoWeekDC. ICE invites photographers and Instagrammers to tour the former Franklin School and future home of ICE. Participants will take and post photographs from the interior and exterior of the historic building, capturing architectural details, nooks and crannies of the space, and characteristics of the building in its current state prior to renovation. Images will be selected by a jury for a 2015 exhibition at ICE. During the shoot, participants are asked to post to Instagram using hashtag #ICEDC and #emptyICE.
Free with registration by November 7.
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Our Walls Bear Witness: Crisis in Central African Republic
Outdoor photography exhibition, Monday-Thursday, November 10-13, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Join us in bearing witness to the current crisis in Central African Republic, where group-targeted violence poses a severe threat to civilians. Since 2012, a number of armed factions have attacked CAR’s citizens based on their religious identity, killing untold thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands more. Despite attempts to arrest the violence, the security situation remains dire and the risk of further mass atrocities is high. From November 10 to 13, the Museum will project on its exterior walls building-sized images taken during the height of the crisis in CAR by prize-winning photographer Michael Christopher Brown.
The Museum will convene an expert panel on Monday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the drivers of the current conflict and the interest of the United States in ending the violence. Opening program and panel is free with registration.
FOTOWEEK WARM-UP at the W HOTEL
in partnership with DC PUBLIC LIBRARY ARCHIVES
Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., W Hotel, 515 15th Street NW, FREE and open to public
A special pre-FotoWeek cocktail party featuring DC Urban Style Tribes Through History, providing a unique look at the ways Washingtonians have sartorially bandied together through the decades. The event will feature projections of never-before-publicly displayed images from the DC Public Library Archives (projections will be installed through the end of November). The evening will also include DC-based band Furniteur performing live and a Street Style photobooth.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHERS Present Photographer Mark Seliger
Monday, November 10, 7 p.m., Smithsonian American Art Museum Auditorium, FREE
Join ASMP-DC in celebrating FotoWeekDC with renowned portrait photographer Mark Seliger as he discusses his development as a portrait photographer and the evolution of portrait photography in general. Mark Seliger has photographed some of the most relevant cultural and political figures of our times, including Kurt Cobain, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay Z, Malala Yousafzai and President Barack Obama. He has worked for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Details, Italian Vogue, German Vogue, L’uomo Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Free with registration.
Friday, November 14 to Sunday, November 16, 51 N Street NE, FREE
FotoBazaar returns as the city’s second massive, open-to-all photography bazaar. FotoBazaar offers space for 250 exhibitors on a first-come, first-serve basis and is installed in a 25,000 square-foot space in NOMA, provided by JBG Companies. FotoDC will also select favorite images for an online Festival Gallery, Best of FotoBazaar 2014.
FotoBazaar Opening Party, Friday, November 14, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., FotoBazaar, 51 N Street NE
Guests will hobnob with DC’s photographers, curators and DJ’s, enjoy photobooths, open bar and more! Tickets are available online.
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