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Good morning FotoFriends,

With this this year’s festival featuring over 100 exhibitions and events going on throughout the week we know managing the FotoWeek landscape can get overwhelming. Every day, we’ll be doing our best to keep you informed and updated – here’s what’s happening today at FotoWeek.

  • 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:


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At FotoWeekCentral

Logan FotoTalks: Conversation Changers: Race, Politics, Immigration and Sexual Identity in 2017
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FotoWeekCentral – Mexican Cultural Institute – 2829 16th Street NorthwestWashington, DC, 20009United States

  • Noon-1pm – UNPRESIDENTED:  Joe Newman, Chris Suspect and Mukul Ranjan of Focus On The Story
    Focus on the Story organized some of D.C.’s top street photographers to document the contentious inauguration of Donald J. Trump, which was met with rioting, peaceful civil disobedience and one of the largest protest marches in U.S. history.
  • 1-2pm – THRIVE: Gary Williams and Tamon George of Creative Theory
    The concept of THRIVE was born from a need. A need to highlight young leaders of color who represent the spirit of a culture. THRIVE is a reflection of our time, showcasing individuals who have pushed their respective crafts to the point of no return. These are risk takers who have seen both peaks and troughs but maintain their sights on the horizon.
  • 2-3pm – RISERS: Andy Fernandez
    Andy Fernandez shared with FotoWeekDC his project on undocumented immigrant youth in 2015. In 2017, we are proud to invite him back to discuss project updates, as the topic grabs headlines once again.
  • 3-4pm – BANSHEES: Kate Warren and Maggie Famiglietti of SLVT Cult
    Subjects are subsequently styled in bondage inspired attire, speaking to the role subjugation plays in gender-based inequality. Deliberately predatory scenarios are staged in back alleys, with subjects encouraged to show extreme edges of their anger while being photographed.
  • 4-5pm: Documenting the White House
    As part of FotoWeek DC, the White House News Photographers Association will host a panel discussion on covering the White House as a visual journalist and an official photographer.

Photo of Upile Chisala, poet and author (THRIVE)

On view at FotoWeekCentral:

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m /// Former Residence of the Ambassador’s of Spain 2801 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009

FOTOWEEKDC Competition Winners Gallery
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FotoWeekCentral – 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Check out the winning photos from our FotoWeekDC international competitions as well as our FotoDC: STYLE spring 2017 competitions.

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

FotoWeekCentral – 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Cislanderus is a cultural project that gives a face to the Canarian descendants of the US. The exhibition highlights these descendants of the “isleños” from Delacroix Island.

by Anibal Martel

Magnum 70 at 70
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
FotoWeekCentral – 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009
An exhibition of 70 photographic icons celebrating the diversity of the Magnum Photos agency and how its photographers have born witness to major events of the last 70 years.


On view at FotoGeorgetown:

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. /// 3222 M Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States

The White House News Photographers Association 2017 ‘Eyes Of History®’ Travel Exhibition
The breadth and quality of the work in this exhibit is stunning – images of the world’s top news stories of 2016 captured an unparalleled amount of that history through compelling video stories, powerful still images and captivating multimedia projects.

Photo: Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press

Finding Home – Presented by Pulitzer Center and Time Magazine
Finding Home documents three families at the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis. It’s the story of women and children with no place to call home; it’s about families that, even if they do escape the limbo of refugee camps, may be forced to live in the shadows of Europe for years if not decades; and it’s about a generation of stateless children, born and raised on the run.

ASMP DC Member Exhibition
The ASMP DC Member Exhibition – FotoGeorgetown will highlight the wide range of photographic talents of the members of the American Society of Media Photographers, DC chapter. The images displayed show examples of commercial, editorial, event/PR, travel, portraiture, and more.

To celebrate FotoWeekDC 2017 the partnership of ASMP DC and FotoDC present ASMP DC Member Exhibition @ FotoGeorgetown.

WPOW (Women Photojournalists of Washington) 11th Annual Juried Show
WPOW 11th Annual Juried Show features the work of Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) members. The annual exhibition showcases the stories and lives of women, in women’s voices.

Steven Cummings – Gentrified Wood
The houses didn’t move. The people who lived inside them did. And once the house was empty, it was emptied again

Forward Focus – Critical Exposure
[Forward Focus] is an exhibit of youth photography and writing documenting the experiences and social justice campaigns of black and brown youth in D.C.

FotoWeek Around Town


Best of the IGDC Exhibition
Opening reception – 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Blind Whino – 700 Delaware Avenue Southwest Washington, DC, 20024
IGDC is excited to announce our first community show highlighting the works of local photographers. Our photographers show the best sides of the DMV every day through #igdc and we are excited to share some of those images that best represent our cities, neighborhoods, people and institutions on the walls of Blind Whino. In partnership with Blind Whino SW Arts Club and with support from The Pink Line Project, the opening reception will be on November 12th, from noon to 5pm. The exhibition will remain on view during normal gallery hours through December 17th. The show is also made possible by the good people at Mpix. We appreciate their generous support in printing these incredible photographs.

Photo: Katie Walls

Photoslam: The Event
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Busboys and Poets – 2021 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009
The Slam is back! After continuing to draw a capacity crowd to Busboys and Poets as a signature event of Fotoweek DC, the Photoworks Photo Slam returns for year eight. Photographers vie for slots in the Photoworks FotoWeek 2018 gallery show. Three-time National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Cabico returns to emcee a high-energy event featuring an on-the-spot face-off of projected portfolios plus a “best shot” final round, with winners selected by celebrity and audience-rep judges.

Photo: Tom Wolff