If you’ve seen our guide to this year’s FotoWeek (and you should have), you might be overwhelmed by the 100+ events packed into the next week. We’re doing our best to keep you informed- here’s what’s happening today in FotoWeek.
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FotoTalks @ FotoWeek Central: Open to Public and included in the price of the Fotoweek Central donation, Sunday features talks by Frank Hallam Day (Noon), Roberto Bocci (1pm) AND Lomography Workshop: Snapping Film Photography for Kids (11AM) – A family-friendly workshop introducing kids (over the age of six) to the fascinating world of photography, lomography, and plastic cameras.
FotoFilm: Her Aim is True @ Goethe Institut (with Q&A with Filmmaker Karen Whitehead) 3pm – her aim is true tells the incredible story of Jini Dellaccio, the first woman photographer of rock ‘n’ roll in its early years. Snubbing convention, Dellaccio reinvented herself in the mid 1960’s as one of the most daring and innovative composers in the field, working with legendary rockers from The Sonics to Neil Young, and even capturing early performances by bands such as The Who and The Rolling Stones. For the first time in 50 years, Dellaccio shares her story and stunning archive, reuniting with musicians and rock photographers for a riveting voyage tracing the roots of her avant-garde artistry and fearless life, including previous stints playing jazz saxophone on the road with all girl jazz bands and creating jaw-dropping portfolios for fashion models. This award-winning documentary by DC-based British filmmaker Karen Whitehead, is also executive produced by Eddie Vedder (“Pearl Jam”).
Fulbright FotoDC Scavenger Hunt (1pm) – Sometimes we photograph just for the fun of it. Join with other amateur and professional photographers to capture DC through our lenses. We have created a list of items to capture, related to the theme of the Fulbright exhibit, “Intersections.” When you arrive, you will join a group and head out with a Fulbright photographer to hunt for subjects to photograph. You can be as literal or creative as you like—as long as you have fun! Children are welcome.
ARTIST TALK: Frank Hallam Day (3-5pm, Leica Store Washington DC) – Join Leica Store Washington DC for a talk from current Leica DC Gallery artist, Frank Day. Frank will be here to discuss his “Launching into Night,” series on artisanal fishing along the Atlantic coast of Ghana. Frank will also discuss work he’s done in Sudan and Bangkok.
And that’s the way it is! Remember to check back with us every day for your FotoWeek 2014 To-Do List.