all photos: Nicholas Karlin, Clarissa Villondo, Blink OfAnEye and Jeff Martin
FotoWeek is officially happening with 100+ events and exhibitions. And there was a very wonderful opening party AND opening weekend to prove the 10th annual edition of the festival is just as alive and fun and interesting (if not more) as the ones before.
Things to Remember:
- Most events are free and open to public but we encourage you to give a donation at FotoWeekCentral locations if you can.
- All the events are separated into the following categories:
But before we dive into the photos of the OPENING PARTY + SOME OPENINGS + TALKS, a few thank yous:
- Huge thanks to SPAIN arts & culture and Mexican Cultural Institute for partnering with us and providing this year’s FotoWeek Central Location. Come visit.
- Our FotoWeek Central Exhibition partners: Magnum Photos and SPAIN arts & culture– make sure to stop by 2801 16th Street NW and check them out – this may be your one chance to see some of the most iconic photos in the world in person.
- All the 2017 Competition winners and curators. And to Framebridge for being our framing partner 3rd year in a row.
- ALL THE 2017 FOTOWEEK PARTNERS: the programming this year is truly spectacular (check back in daily with us for Today @ FotoWeek Features).
- Our sponsors and donors for the opening night event: David & Reva Logan Foundation, Whole Foods and DC Commission for Arts and Humanities.
- Our wonderful open bar sponsors: SKYY Vodka, Mahou Beer
- Our amazing DJs: DJ Ayes Cold and Adrian Loving,
- Thank you to Otherfeels for curating the live entertainment: Yahuali and OG Lullabies and The OPEN BOX Project for creating art right in front of our faces.
- OM DIGITAL for all the photobooths and instagram printers and being the best.
- Our food partners: Betty Rocker Sweets, Tico, Tio Gazpacho, El Camino, Berg Bites and CAVA
- All the amazing press people who helped spread the good word about FotoWeekDC.
- Our staff for crushing through the first weekend without any sleep or rest or anything but adrenaline and a deep desire for this to be great.
- Thank you to Jackson Pro Audio for keeping us in great sound no matter where we are and are lighting crew DC Night Lights for making everything pretty and our No Kings Collective bar staff for keeping a drink in everyone’s hand and everyone else in between.
- Our photo team for documenting all of this (and everything else happening around town).
- And, of course, ALL OF YOU for making your way over to these shows. WE LOVE YOU FOR IT.
- Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at: @FOTOWEEKDC and use #FotoWeek2017 #FotoDC all week long on Instagram and Twitter. Still plenty more FotoDC adventures ahead of us.
OPENING PARTY PHOTOS:
And then, make sure to check out two of our other anchor exhibition spaces:
FOTOGEORGETOWN – which features these great exhibitions (and adjunct events):
- The White House News Photographers Association 2017 ‘Eyes Of History®’ Travel Exhibition
- Finding Home – Presented by Pulitzer Center and Time Magazine
- ASMP DC Member Exhibition
- WPOW (Women Photojournalists of Washington) 11th Annual Juried Show
- Steven Cummings – Gentrified Wood
- Forward Focus – Critical Exposure
as well as Dupont Underground which hosts DC’s first ever World Press Photo Exhibition and some great events this week, including a talk with Jaime Rojo today and an evening with the NY Times on Thursday
Saturday had a series of great openings: Monochrome Collective, Studio Gallery, etc – but here are some cool shoots from Flashes from The Underground – make sure to save the date next weekend for a talk with the artists including living legends Bill Bernstein, Tina Paul and Alice Arnold
And FotoWeekCentral hosted full afternoons of talks:
Scenes from Saturday below:
- Noon-1pm – Darius Frank – Things I Love/D
- 1pm-2pm – Alan Chin – Facing Change: Documenting Detroit
- 2pm – 3pm Susana Raab – The Invisible Wall
- 3pm-4pm Andrew Lichtenstein – Marked, Unmarked, Remembered
- 4pm-5pm Steven Cummings: Gentrified Wood
And Sunday below:
- Noon-1pm – UNPRESIDENTED: Joe Newman, Chris Suspect and Mukul Ranjan of Focus On The Story
- 1-2pm – THRIVE: Gary Williams and Tamon George of Creative Theory
- 2-3pm – RISERS: Andy Fernandez
- 3-4pm – BANSHEES: Kate Warren and Maggie Famiglietti of SLVT Cult
- 4-5pm: Documenting the White House
Make sure to join us through November 19th – SO MANY more amazing exhibitions and events to go. And check BYT every morning at 8am for a curated list of events that day. Here is the link to Monday, November 13th.