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Good morning FotoFriends,

Welcome to the closing weekend of this year’s festival. With 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

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

Programs at FotoWeekCentral:

Pop-Up Bookstore: Aperture Foundation
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain – 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009
Join Aperture Foundation and stock up on some gorgeous gifts for your photography loving friends in a special one-day pop-up bookstore at FotoWeekCentral.

FotoFlorals: Styling, Staging and Social Photography Workshop
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mexican Cultural Institute2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009
Join us for a discussion and demonstration with UrbanStems Head of Products Cameron Hardesty and acclaimed product photographer Laura Metzler. During the class, Cameron will create a modern, eye-catching centerpiece using fresh stems while Laura will masterfully stages and captures the finished product.

ACreativeDC Digital Curation Workshop
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mexican Cultural Institute – 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
ACreativeDC promotes emerging, established, and diverse DC perspectives across new media, showcasing and acknowledging creative community, and our local creative economy. Our website features photos from the hashtag with a weekly gallery curated by Makeda Solomon, and a photo-of-the-day curated by Pamela Carroll. On November 18th, Makeda and Pamela will give a brief Q&A on what we look for while curating the homepage, and on creating a narrative through digital curation. Your life looks good here. #aCreativeDC

Feast for The Eyes: On Food Photography with Aperture’s Denise Wolff + Food Photography / Styling Demo with Farrah Skeiky
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Mexican Cultural institute – 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009
Please join Aperture’s senior editor Denise Wolff for an afternoon of show-and-tell and discussion about the rich history of food in photographs from Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography by Susan Bright. Photographers, through a range of expressions, have depicted this most common of subjects, and the resulting works—from the hilarious to the devastating—hold our lives and times up to the light, forming the building blocks of culture and reflecting how we see ourselves. Afterwards, we invite photographers to a Pineapple Collaborative food styling and shoot demo on site, with Farrah Skeiky of Dim Sum Media, courtesy of our friends and partners at Whole Foods!

Nickolas Muray, Lemonade and Fruit Salad, McCall’s magazine, ca. 1943; from Feast for the Eyes (Aperture, 2017)

Once Upon A Time In Almeria Book Discussion and Signing
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Former Residence of the Spanish Ambassadors – 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Fifty years ago, the province of Almería in the far southeastern corner of Spain, came to refer to itself as “The Movie Capitol of the World.” Cheap labor and a landscape that stood in perfectly for the American West, North Africa, and even the surface of the moon, became the locations for some of the most iconic movies of the time starring Hollywood legends, from Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren to Peter O’Toole and Clint Eastwood. But the aura of Hollywood glamour was mostly fiction, part of a massive public relations campaign launched by the dictatorship of Francisco Franco to change the world’s image of Spain. Today, some of the old film sets remain partially preserved in the desert, as ghostly relics of a forgotten era. American photographer Mark Parascandola, whose family on his mother’s side hails from the region, documents this surreal place as it appears today. Artist’s website: www.parascandola.com.



On view at FotoGeorgetown:

10:00 a.m, – 6:00 p.m. /// 3222 M Street NW (in the alley next to Dean & Deluca), DC, 20007 United States

FotoWeek Around Town


Cyanotype Handmade Stencil Workshop with Katherine Akey
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hillyer Art Space – 9 Hillyer Court Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States
Join The Hillyer Art Space for bagels and coffee as we learn about the cyanotype process from DC-based artist Katherine Akey. Akey will discuss her influences, her trip to the Arctic Circle, and how these have come together to inform her practice. Following her talk, Akey will lead a workshop on cyanotype prints using handmade stencils. As a celebration of FotoWeekDC, the workshop will delve into the method of photographic printing developed in the mid-1800s – a method which produces a cyan-blue print. Originally used to reproduce notes or blueprints, the process was quickly adapted to print silhouettes of objects and stencils. The workshop is $22 for members, $30 for non-members.

Personalization and Integration: The Environmental Portrait
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Spilsbury Gallery – 2017 I Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20006
Whether you’re using a $50,000 medium format digital camera or the new “Portrait Mode” on your iPhone there are techniques and strategies specifically for taking better “environmental portraiture.” Jonathan will look at the work of some of the best environmental portraitists as well as some of his own Big Shots. Jonathan Zuck is an award winning commercial and fine art photographer, specializing in constructed imagery. Jonathan’s environmental portraits, so-called Big Shots, have won several awards and have been seen in galleries and homes in the U.S. and Europe. Snacks to be served.

photo: Jonathan Zuck

Portfolio Reviews
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Leica Store – 977 F Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004
The Leica Store DC will be hosting Portfolio reviews on Saturday, November 18th, with a choice of two photo industry professionals. Reviews will be scheduled in 20 minute increments with 5 minute breaks in between.  Please contact the Leica Store DC at [email protected] or (202) 787-5900 for more information or to reserve your timeslot. Cost: $20/review

Photos for Puerto Rico: A Hurricane Maria Benefit at Big Chief
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Big Chief – 2002 Fenwick Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Come one, come all to the photo event of the year! Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico pretty hard, and the island is still struggling to get back on its feet. This Saturday, we intend to raise funds to bnefit those affected by the hurricane, while by getting world-class portraits to anyone who shows up. For a $5 donation, you’ll get a 10-minute photo shoot with any one of our amazing photographers.

FotoFilm: The Stuart Hall Project
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

National Gallery of Art – 6th & Constitution Ave NW Washington, DC 20565
The celebrated Jamaica-born sociologist and theorist Stuart Hall (1932–2014) was the founding father of cultural studies, the popular interdisciplinary field that has reworked the way in which cultural patterns are studied within societies. Combining archival imagery, home movies, and found footage with new material and a uniquely crafted soundtrack, “Akomfrah’s filmmaking approach matches Hall’s intellect, its intimate play with memory, identity, and scholarly impulse traversing the changing historical landscape of the second half of the twentieth century” — British Film Institute. (2013, 95 minutes) Presented in association with Films Across Borders

courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery

FotoTalk : Mirtho Linguet & his guests – Black Dolls Project
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Anacostia Arts Center – 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States
Black Dolls Project is on display in Washington, 40 years after Professor DAMAS ‘last public speech in Washington and 10 years after the founding of the FotoweekDC Festival. While racial tensions throughout the United States and the world have been exacerbated, this project born in French Guiana, like Damas, is precisely presented in the heart of an iconic black district, Anacostia, a few meters from the house of Frederick Douglas. At the confluence of the works of Leon-Gontran Damas and Neely J. Fuller, Black Dolls is the fruit of the questioning of a person concerned by this problem; considering himself victim and servant, using photographic work as a support. It calls it among one of the various intellectual resources, helping to understand what racism is and how it works.

photo: Mirtho Linquet

SPICE of  LIFE – Closing Reception
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
GooDBuddY – 410 Florida Ave. N.W., D.C. 20001

Visit 410 GooDBuddY for the closing repcetion for Emaye’s BERBERE is the SPICE of LIFE.  This magical ingredient of Ethiopian dishes—herbs and spices—are exhibited. We celebrate culture.  We celebrate community. We celebrate photography. COME! NU! The exhibition will remain open until Nov. 25 by appointment.  No ticket necessary, 303-906-0243 for more info

FotoWeekDC Closing Get-Together
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Pod DC Hotel – 627-631 H Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20001
Join us at the Crimson Whiskey Bar, on the lower level of the Pod Hotel DC, on 11/18 from 6-9pm for our unofficial closing party for FotoWeekDC! Unwind with one of the amazing, limited edition cocktails inspired by our DC Style Contest winners, snack on southern bites and celebrate this year’s amazing festival coming to an end.

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We would like to thank our Festival Partners without whom this festival would not be possible.



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