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If you’ve seen our delightful guide to this year’s FotoWeek (and you really should have!), you might be overwhelmed by the 130+ events going on throughout the week. While it’s certainly going to be crazy,  we’re doing our best to keep you informed and updated – here’s what’s happening today in FotoWeek.

For a complete list of the exhibitions, visit the official FotoDC website.

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FotoWeekCentral is located at 2801 16th Street NW. Entry is a $6 festival donation, and includes all programming and exhibitions on site. We thank you for your ongoing support, we couldn’t do this without you.

FotoWeekCentral Exhibitions Include:

photo: Mary Ellen Mark

photo: Mary Ellen Mark

FULL LIST OF EXHIBITIONS AROUND TOWN

CAN BE FOUND HERE

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November 12, 2015
FotoWeekCentral Schedule

PANEL DISCUSSION: LGBT RIGHTS IN RUSSIA W/ NORA FITZGERALD, MISHA FRIEDMAN AND DMITRY CHIZHEVSKY
6:00PM – 7:30pm – FotoWeekCentral – 2801 16th Street NW
The Pulitzer Center presents LGBT Rights in Russia with grantees Nora FitzGerald and Misha Friedman, and special guest Dmitry Chizhevsky, a Russian who was a victim of anti-LGBT violence in St. Petersburg.

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GALLERY TALK: FASHION AND IDENTITY IN LATE-QING CHINA
12:00pm – 1:30pm – The George Washington University Museum – 701 21st Street NW
In this gallery talk, curator Lee Talbot will discuss selections from the exhibition “China: Through the Lens of John Thomson (1868-1872)”.

 John Thomson, A Manchu lady after having her face painted, Beijing, 1871–72. The Wellcome Library, London.

John Thomson, A Manchu lady after having her face painted, Beijing, 1871–72. The Wellcome Library, London.

OPENING RECEPTION: “UNDER THE SAME STARS (ULLURIAT ATAANITTUINNAIT)” BY ACACIA JOHNSON
6:00pm – 8:00pm – The Embassy of Canada Art Gallery – 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW
“Under the Same Stars (Ulluriat ataanittuinnait)” was photographed during Acacia Johnson’s four month residence on the north shore of Baffn Island, this community-focused perspective provides an intimate glimpse of life in the Canadian Arctic.

CLOSING RECEPTION: WOMEN OF COLOUR – PRESENTED BY THE MONROE TRUST ARTIST COLLECTIVE – A PHOTOGRAPHY SERIES BY VIOLETTA MARKELOU
7:00pm – 9:00pm – The TMT Artist Collective – 1515 14th Street NW
The Trust Monroe Artist Collective presents the offcial closing party for Washington DC based fashion portrait photographer Violetta Markelou. The photography show unveils WOMEN OF COLOUR, a portrait series of six inspiring women with unparalleled style.

FOTOFILM: FRAME BY FRAME
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Freer and Sackler Galleries – 1050 Independence Ave SW
The Freer presents a powerful, award-winning documentary about photojournalism in Afghanistan. Under Taliban rule, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fedgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Stay for a post-screening Q&A with associate producer and translator Baktash Ahadi.

PANEL DISCUSSION: CONTEMPORARY IBERO-AMERICAN STAGED PHOTOGRAPHY WITH SUSANA RAAB AND E. CARMEN RAMOS
7:00pm – 10:00pm – Hillyer Art Space – 9 Hillyer Court NW
Join us on November 12 at 7pm for a discussion with curators Susana Raab and E. Carmen Ramos, who will discuss staged photography in contemporary Ibero-American countries. The discussion will be followed by a reception with wine and hor d’oeuvres.

And that’s the way it is! Have fun and remember to check back with us every day for your FotoWeek 2015 To-Do List. 

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