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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

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.

Check out the winning photos from our FotoWeekDC international competitions as well as our FotoDC: STYLE spring 2017 competitions.

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.

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.

photo by Thomas Hoepker, for MagnumPhotos



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


Nighttime Projections: Opening and Panel Discussion : Our Walls Bear Witness: South Sudan—Where Do We Go From Here?
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum – 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States
Join The National Holocaust Museum for a panel discussion around the recent events in Sudan, as an part of their FotoWeekDC exhibition. Since the start of the conflict in 2013, South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, has been engulfed in political turmoil and ethnic conflict. With nearly 4 million displaced people, this conflict has created the largest humanitarian crisis in Africa, including famine conditions, and is the fastest growing refugee population in the world. Stay afterwards for nighttime projections.

photo via: holocaust museum

Opening Reception: Urban Mirrors – A different way to see Buenos Aires
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Embassy of Argentina – 1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Join the Embassy of Argentina on Wednesday, 11/15, for an opening reception for their Urban Mirrors exhibition. Learn more about the exhibition here!

6:00 p.m. – 7:300 p.m.
Embassy of Argentina – 1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Join the Embassy of Argentina for an opening reception for Movimiento Babsonicos on Wednesday 11/15 from 6:00-7:30pm. There will also be an Art Talk with the artist during the opening reception! Learn more about the exhibition here!

Photo credit: Martín Bonetto

DIS\PLACE Opening Reception
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
IDB Cultural Center – 1300 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20577
Join the IDB for free public reception for DIS\PLACE: Notions of Home in Latin American Photojournalism on November 15 at 6pm. The exhibition addresses photojournalism’s ability to present challenges in society with a sense of intimacy, vulnerability, and empathy. Works include such topics as migration, violence, and humanity’s impact on the environment. Registration and additional information: www.iadb.org/exhibitions.

Whose America? Our America! Opening Party
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cuba Cuba Gallery Cafe – 2309 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States
Enjoy an opening reception for the Whose America? Our America exhibition at Cuba Cuba Gallery Cafe. Photos from this exhibition document protests in the nations capital in support of immigrants and refugee rights. This exhibition was created by photographer Hector Emanuel.

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series with Artist Abelardo Morell
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum – F St NW & 8th St NW Washington, DC 20004
Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based artist whose work has been shown at more than 70 museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this talk, he discusses his work and process. Morell is best known for his Camera Obscura images, where he uses techniques developed in the ancient world to project an outdoor scene onto the walls of a darkened room. He then captures this natural optical phenomenon with a large-format camera. Tickets: Free, available in the G Street Lobby at 6 p.m.

Image credit:Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking West in Empty Room, 1996, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1996

FotoFilm Female Lens: CAMERAPERSON
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Suns Cinema – 3107 Mount Pleasant Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20010 United States
A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home with the director: Kirsten Johnson weaves these scenes and others into her film Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over her twenty-five-year career as a documentary cinematographer.


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