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Here’s what’s happening today in FotoWeek.

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FOTOFILM SCREENING/PANEL: INSIDE OUT (7-10pm, Goethe Institut Washington) – INSIDE OUT is a powerful documentary tracking the evolution of the biggest participatory art project in the world, the wildly popular INSIDE OUT. Travel the globe with French artist JR as he motivates entire communities to define their most important causes with incredibly passionate displays of giant black and white portraits pasted in the street. In capturing the process, Director Alastair Siddons creates a glowing testament to the power of image and the role that art can play in transforming communities. Film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the themes of photography and activism. GRAB TICKETS HERE.


EVENT: Our City: Through Form and Function (6-8pm, Stages Premier Realtors DC) – The Monroe Trust Real Estate Group hosts an “Art in Real Estate Soiree,” which will feature music from DJ Adrian Loving, and a sale of photographic works from artists Clint Curtis and Andy Fundeneanu. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative.

ARTIST TALK/OPENING: Alexander Vasiljev (6-8pm, Watergate Gallery) – Alexander (Sasha) Vasiljev returns to the gallery with photographs capturing spectacular glimpses of Maine taken on a recent visit.

DISCUSSION: From Analog to Digital: The Basics of Photograph Presentation (6:30-7:30pm, FotoWeek Central, 2801 16th street NW) – Everyone has photographs. Some are neatly framed while other live in boxes hidden away in the rear of our closets. Have you ever thought: What am I going to do with these?” Members of the DC Public Library Special Collections staff will give a basic overview of photograph preservation and the simple steps you can take to insure the long-term preservation of your photographs.


EXHIBIT/OPENING: Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) Artists Reception (6:30-10:30pm, Fathom Gallery) – Wine and food reception to celebrate the November 10th opening of the 14-artist exhibition at Fathom. Event is FREE, RSVP here.

BOOK SIGNING/CONVERSATION: Amelia Davis on behalf of Jim Marshall (6:30-9pm, Lecia Store Washington DC) – Amelia Davis, Jim Marshall’s assistant for the last 13 years of his life, will sign copies of Marshall’s book The Haight: Love, Music, and Revolution and share the stories behind many of his iconic works. Marshall photgraphed music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and documented the American culture that Jazz and Rock and Roll shaped.

EXHIBIT/OPENING: Divinité noires (7:30-9:30pm, Embassy of France) – The photo series by Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger were taken in Togo and Benin on the occasion of ritual ceremonies. Contrary to the ethnographic use of photography, the models used here become active subjects rather than mere objects of observation. The exhibit will be on display through December 12. Admission to the opening reception is FREE, but tickets to the reception and subsequent exhibition viewings must be reserved here.

Photo courtesy of Dany Leriche and Jean Michel Fickinger


And that’s the way it is! Remember to check back with us every day for your FotoWeek 2014 To-Do List.