Earlier this year, FotoWeek DC transitioned to FotoDC to bring the celebration of photography to Washington, DC, year-round. FotoDC is also about partnerships and the latest partnership was also one of FotoDC’s first: Crystal City BID.
For three months beginning October 31, 2011, large-scale photographs selected from among past winners of the FotoWeek competitions, FLASH, and Cherry Blossom photo contests, and even favorite entries that did not win (and, have not yet been seen), will be featured in the Crystal City Metro.
“The winning images in the 2011 FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition have proven to be the most stimulating and evocative in the festival’s four year history. With over 5,600 submissions from 44 countries, the panel of judges had a challenging, yet rewarding task. Starting in November, Crystal City workers, residents, and guests will be able to see the winning photographs hung throughout the interior walkways of Crystal City. The Crystal City Fotoweek Exhibition will also host the winners of the Youth contest and the FotoDC Favorites that did not make the winner’s circle, but stood out for their content and composition. In total there will be 84 Competition Winners and Honorable Mentions, 31 Youth Contest Winners, and 33 FotoDC Favorites.”
-Rob Mandle, Chief Operating Officer, Crystal City BID
Located in the interior concourse of the Crystal City Metro station between the Crystal City Metro and the Crystal City Shops at 2100, the exhibit turns the interior concourse into a gallery space for the thousands of area residents, employees, and visitors who pass through the area daily, and add interest, intrigue and a great deal of conversation to an otherwise uninteresting though walk.
The exhibit will be on display through the end of April 2012, so be sure to stop by that way, and build enough time into your schedule to view each and every photo.