Mix & Mingle at the Benefit Launch Party

October 17, 2012 9:11 pm

It seems like just yesterday when FotoWeek DC launched its very first festival, focusing on the world-class photography coming from right here in our nation’s capital. Now, with four successful festivals under its belt, that little photography festival envisioned by founder Theo Adamstein in 2007 has expanded into FotoDC, a year-long celebration of photography from all over the world. Now in its fifth year, the 2012 festival promises to be the best, yet – starting with the Benefit Launch Party on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

From it’s first home at National Geographic to the grand lobby of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the FotoWeek DC launch party is always a highlight of the festival. This year, the event takes over the Warner Building’s expansive asymmetrical glass atrium plus the entire second floor, making the exhibits, themselves, the host of the party. Each floor comes equipped with a double open bar and its own tunes provided by DJs G-Flux and Soul Sway. Connect with photographers and supporters, sip and snack on tasty snacks and drinks, and get a good look at all ten 2012 FotoWeek DC exhibits.

Tickets to the Benefit Launch Party cost $55 and help support the success of the festival. If you’re the planning type, there’s the Party Combo option to lock in your spot at the Closing Party on Saturday, November 17, at the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence at 2801 16th Street, NW.

See you there!

Cheers to another year!

November 11, 2011 8:51 pm

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Although the festival is coming to a close this Sunday, FotoDC will continue to bring you the best in photography all year long.  This Saturday night, join us at Local 16 to toast another successful FotoWeek year.

Nom on light fare, sip wine and beer and enjoy photo-projections of the winning and favorite images from the Mobile Phone Contest and the entire collection from last weekend’s NightVisions, all while grooving to tunes from DJ Tom B.

Tickets cost just $15 ($20 at the door) and the party gets started at 8 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Special thanks to Arman Ayoubi, owner of Local 16, for his continued support of FotoWeek DC and for lending his restaurant to us for a proper send-off.  Involved from the beginning, Local 16 promotes FotoWeek year-round through generous donations of food and wine for our events as well as flags and posters celebrating the photography and the festival.

Psst!  There are still two whole days to see all 14 exhibits and the FotoBook Library down at FotoWeek Central.  



The mobile camera revolution comes with prizes!

November 10, 2011 6:55 pm

No one can deny it – that handy little device always in your hand is also how you keep in touch with the world. Not only can your point-and-shoot camera send texts and emails, it can also make phone calls and search the Internet. Even the pictures it takes can be sent right from the camera to any other mobile camera! Cameras sure have come a long way.

Last year, FotoWeek DC recognized the significance of the mobile phone camera by establishing its very own category in the international competition as well as the first FotoWeek Mobile Phone Contest. This year, with the number of mobile phone entries in the international contest nearly 1,000, the integration of this device into our daily lives has grown some solid roots. (Tell me, honestly, just between us…how many times did you use your phone’s camera today? The first thing I did when I got home from work was snap a picture of my lazy dog lounging on the sofa and promptly sent it to Twitter. Even I, who only shoots film, use my camera phone as my digital point-and-shoot – and, it’s the only one I have.)

The FotoWeek DC Mobile Phone Contest is back this year along with several mobile phone-related events and partners including Instant DC, who is on the contest’s judging team and had their very own opening last night.

There’s still time enter AND take photos – Entries are due by noon tomorrow, Friday, November 11.

How did you see Fotoweek Through the Mobile Lens?


FotoWeek Day 6

9:30 am

November 10, 2011

@ Corcoran Gallery of Art:
12 p.m. – Lunchtime Lecture Series @ the Corcoran Gallery of ArtTrevor Paglen: The Geography of Photography

@ Other Locations:
6 p.m. – 2nd Thursday Art Night – Snap: FotoWeek DC – Torpedo Factory Art Center
6 p.m. – On the Lakeshore…and Other Stories Reception & Artist Talk – Goethe-Institut
6:30 p.m. – Young @ Heart II – BrightestYoungThings
7 p.m. – Meet the Photographer: Rebecca Drobis – Apple Store Georgetown
7:15 p.m. – Transfer Images Using Super Sauce – Multiple Exposures Gallery
8:15 p.m. – Transferring your images with Hand sanitizers – Multiple Exposures Gallery

NightGallery Projections:
9 p.m. to 12 a.m. – The Photobook – Eighteenth Street Lounge