FotoWeek by Night

November 8, 2012 10:00 am

This FotoWeekDC is shaping up to be quite the exciting week. But, did you know FotoWeekDC doesn’t stop after the Central location closes?

FotoWeek by Night involves a series of great events held at the brand new Malmaison lounge.  Named after château de Malmaison, the country home of Napoléon Bonaparte and his first wife Joséphine, Malmaison occupies a former warehouse on Water Street in the Georgetown Waterfront, and looks to be the place to be for some of the coolest events at FotoWeekDC.  Earlier this spring, The Water Street Project, an 11-day pop-up art space, happened in this same location, which promises to continue to promote the arts in its newest form, beginning with FotoWeek by Night.

On Monday, November 11, Slideluck Potshow brings their popular art and food-sharing event back to D.C. for their third FotoWeekDC festival.  Slideluck DC VIII offers an evening of delicious homemade food and a spectacular slideshow showcasing the work of local and international photographers.  The evening starts with a potluck dinner and mingling with fellow photographers and photography fans – don’t forget to bring a dish to share.  Once the food is nommed, settle in for more than 20 photographic slideshows highlighting the work local photographers plus a selection of international work.  7 p.m. to 12 a.m., tickets are $10.

Next, spend A Special Evening with Uncover/Discover Photographers on Thursday, November 15.   Back in July, 10 local photographers were chosen by curators Elizabeth Krist, Jayme McLellan, and Ken Ashton for their stunning portfolios submitted to the Uncover/Discover, a regional call for portfolios using the newly-launched FotoPage website feature. Come join them for a grand evening as they each present their selected body of work through a slideshow. Cocktails to follow! $10 entrance fee is required. 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., tickets are $10.

Lastly, Open Show DC presents Arab Spring & Aftermath on November 16.  In Open Show’s signature conversation-style format, 5 curated presenters, ranging from students to professionals, have 10 minutes each to share their story – either through a 20 image story or a 4-7 minute multimedia/film project.  The focus of this evening will be photography from Arab Spring in Syria and a chance to see compelling work and interact directly with those who created it.  8 to 11 p.m., tickets are $10.

We hope to see you there!

- Sarah Robertson

Behind the Scenes: Meet Intern Devin

November 7, 2012 3:00 pm

Devin Joyce, FotoDC Intern

As a photography student, I always appreciated FotoDC and was thankful such an organization existed, so when I saw the internship posting, I jumped at the chance to be a part of it. And, now, as a non-profit student and intern, I have a new-found respect for the behind the scenes work that goes into running a small non-profit.

Everyday is a new project, new idea, and a new challenge. Whether it be a contact manager software or learning everything you need to know about DC regulations, I am constantly learning. Being an Operations intern involves a wide spectrum of assignments, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.