For one week each fall, Washington, DC, becomes the canvas on which photographers from around the world showcase the inspiring, exciting and innovative work they do. FotoWeekDC, a festival of photography in all its forms, will be held this year from November 9 to 18. It offers dozens of exhibitions, seminars, lectures, workshops, photo book displays and receptions in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
Now in its fifth year, FotoWeekDC’s mission is to provide exposure for the very best in fine art photography, photojournalism and the work of emerging artists by offering access to a wide audience —40,000 attended in 2011. FotoWeekDC’s non-profit partners include National Geographic, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Institution and various local art galleries.
Events will engage both professional and amateur photographers alike. On offer this year: interactive seminars at the Warner Theater on topics like industry knowledge, marketing and photojournalism; an architectural photography exhibit by Maxwell MacKenzie at the American Institute of Architects; a panel on fine art versus commercial photography at the Torpedo Factory; and portfolio reviews by industry professionals. Visit fotoweekdc.org for a full list of FotoWeekDC events.