FotoWeekDC – 2011 Festival, November 5-12

The Fourth Annual FotoWeekDC is our most exciting Festival yet! Join us from November 5th through 12th – you’ll thrill to the expansive collections of powerful photography, certain to change the way you view your world.

Our Festival hub is FotoWeek CENTRAL located at 1800 L Street NW (the former Borders Bookstore) in the heart of downtown DC. FotoWeek CENTRAL is the main site for the Festival and will be home to 14 individual amazing photography EXHIBITIONS. Four additional satellite locations include FotoSpace, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Washington University and the Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery. In addition many FotoWeek partners will have events in conjunction with the festival, see all on the FotoWeekDC Schedule of Events.

Expect to see the very best in photojournalism, commercial photography and art photography. All Exhibitions are Free and Open to the public. Continue to visit our website as new exhibitions, programs, pop-up events and additional partners are being added weekly!


1800 L Street NW
Opening Night Launch Party on November 4th 

FotoWeek DC 2010 Opening Night launch PartyCelebrate with FotoWeekDC and friends to set the 2011 FotoWeekDC Festival in motion on Friday, November 4. The high-octane evening begins at 5 pm at FotoWeek Central with an exclusive Preview Opening of this year’s exciting exhibitions. At 8:30 pm, we’ll move to the Corcoran Gallery of Art as the celebration continues with Fatback DJs, projections and FotoBooth. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at both venues to kickoff the 2011 FotoWeek Festival in our usual exuberant style!

It’s a two-for-one evening with a DOUBLE launch not to be missed. One ticket provides entry to both amazing parties to mingle with DC’s photo luminaries.


FotoWeek DC 2010 ExhibitionNovember 5-12th FotoWeek Central will be your HUB for outstanding photojournalism and fine art exhibitions by local and world-renowned photographers. Enjoy powerful images from 14 incredible EXHIBITIONS. Our commitment to present the highest-caliber work with challenging contemporary themes distinguishes FotoWeekDC’s exhibitions. Register for Washington DC’s premier photographic event!


FotoWeekDC presents the following Exhibitions at FotoWeek Central 
For more details on the exhibitions, please check the FotoWeekDC Schedule of Events

  • World Press Photo 2011
  • International League of Conservation Photographers, RAVE Retrospective
  • Flash Forward for 2011 from the Magenta Foundation
  • Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting – Beyond Witness
  • 2011 FotoDC International Awards Competition Winners
  • 2011 FotoDC Thumbnail Show – All images submitted to the 2011 International Awards Competition
  • 2011 FotoDC Uncover/Discover Series
  • PhotoPhilanthropy, Witnessing Change
  • Facing Change: Documenting America
  • Women Photojournalists of Washington – 2011 WPOW Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Embassy of Spain, Alberto Shommer Retrospectiva 1952-2009
  • 2011 FotoDC Youth Contest Winners
  • Critical Exposure
  • 2011 FotoDC Cherry Blossom Contest Winners

FotoWeek DC 2010 Lectures SeriesRenowned photojournalists, fine art and commercial photographers, curators, photo editors share their knowledge and know-how. Lectures will be held at FotoWeek Central on Saturday, November 5th & Sunday 6th. Full schedule & tickets will be available soon.

FotoWeek DC 2010 FotoBooksFotoDC’s library includes an expansive collection of photography books that will be on display through the Festival at FotoWeek Central. New books are added each year from national and international art book publishers. Free.
FotoWeek Central 2010 WorkshopsThis year workshops have been added to our Festival programming. FotoWeekDC is pleased to partner with Momenta Workshops and Leica Camera in presenting, “The Art & Business of Nonprofit Photography.” The one-day intensive workshop, will be held at FotoWeek Central, 1800 L Street NW in downtown Washington, DC. This workshop will strive to educate and inspire photographers who want to become successful as a nonprofit photographer. The workshop will feature Cliff Edom ‘New America Award’ 2011 winner Justin Maxon’s keynote portfolio presentation, a lively panel discussion, business development lectures and the incredibly fun Lunch with Leicas program, where attendees can take out a Leica M9 or X1 to field test. Join us today and learn more at momentaworkshops!”.


1838 Columbia Road NW

FotoWeek DC 2010 NightVisionsOn November 5, from 8 pm – 4 am, photographers throughout the DC area can shoot and submit work for this year’s theme “Nocturnal Visions”. The images will be delivered to FotoSpace at 1838 Columbia Road NW in Adams Morgan. Editors will choose one photo per applicant, print the image, and amass an instant exhibition, through the night. The newly created “Noctural Visions” exhibition will be on display throught out FotoWeekDC and for some time after. Participate in this “Click around the Clock” photography event! Purchase tickets here.


500 17th Street NW
Portfolio Reviews

FotoWeek DC 2010 Portfolio ReviewAlways a sell-out, the FotoWeek DC Portfolio Review sessions will provide emerging photographers with the opportunity to have their work reviewed by a distinguished lineup of professionals from around the country. Curators, educators, photo editors, and other experts from the fields of commercial, fine art, photojournalism, multimedia, and documentary join with prominent photographers to offer frank appraisals, valuable business insight, and key advice for projects and books in progress.  All reviews will be held on Saturday, November 12th between 10 am-5 pm for 20-minute reviews, tickets are $75.00 for per 20 minute session. For a list of reviewers, click here. For available times and to purchase tickets, visit site here.


FotoWeek DC 2010 Lectures SeriesRenowned photojournalists, fine art and commercial photographers, curators, photo editors share their knowledge and know-how during lunchtime lectures at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; Full schedule & tickets will be available soon.


Kogan Plaza at 21st and H Street NW
Night Projections 

FotoWeek DC 2010 Projectons/Night GalleryLarger-than-life projections will illuminate the facade of George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium with digital video projections featuring a dazzling display of images from FotoWeekDC initiated programs and partner exhibitions. The Night Projections site will become the focal point for viewers to experience on a grand scale the ephemeral magic that results when light meets surface. Schedule will be available soon.


702 8th Street NW

Two special exhibitions will be presented in partnership with FotoWeekDC:

National Geographic Image Collection presents the photography of B. Anthony Stewart and J. Baylor Roberts, two men whose work epitomized the early days of documentary photography at the world’s most famous magazine. Both men shot for National Geographic magazine for decades, starting their careers armed with glass plates and weighty cameras, then creating, testing and embracing the most advanced technologies in photography of the time. Stewart and Roberts shot with a purpose: To bring a piece of the world back home.

Colors of Life: From Distress to Hope, Photographs of children in different countries of the world: from Bangladesh to Argentina, from Romania to India, from Cambodia to Guatemala. Sometimes in these shots the subjects are alone, sometimes in a group, photographed in any moment – there is no script; to the contrary, the subjects look straight at the lens with naturalness.


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