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For the Photo Lover – FotoWeek DC

Over 70 area galleries, museums, universities, embassies and art centers will participate in the first ever, FotoWeek DC, in Washington, DC. Omaha Beach on D-Day during World War II in Normandy France

Throughout the week of November 15-22, 2008, Washington, DC will celebrate the art of photography, with a gathering of the best in the DC photographic community, with series of exhibits, lectures, competitions, and celebration of all things photographic.

FotoWeek DC brings together photographic talent and a collection of images ranging from artistic to business, political to editorial. Events include:

  • Exhibitions at over 60 galleries and public spaces around DC
  • Juried exhibitions of some of Washington, DC’s most gifted photographers
  • Lectures and book signings by well-known photographers
  • Talks from representatives who manage institutional and museum photo collections 
  • Workshops and lectures for both the new and expert photographer
  • Personal portfolio reviews by professional photographers

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11, walks on the surface of the Moon May, 1969 

One highlight will be the world premiere giant outdoor high-definition (HD) digital image slide show, presented in a large multi-story format, of selected photos from some of Washington DC’s most German Zeppelin Hindenburg after catching fire on May 6, 1937 at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey USpopular institutions, including the Newseum, American Art Museum, National Museum of American History, Corcoran Gallery of Art and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. The slide presentation will run at the following locations (all between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. unless noted):

  • National Museum of the American Indian — 10/13-15
  • FotoWeek DC Central – 3337 M Street, NW –10/14-15
  • Smithsonian Photography Initiative – 3333 M Street, NW – 10/14–22
  • Newseum – 10/14/16
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum – 10/14-16
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art – 10/14-15
  • American Art Museum – Kogod Courtyard 10/18-19 (5-7 p.m.), 10/20 (5-8 p.m.)
  • Museum of American History – 10/20-22

FotoWeek DC
Various locations around Washington, DC

Dates and Times – November 10-22, 2008. Check the events calendar for events and details.

Admission – Registration is required for all free events. Register online or at the site. Some events, workshops require paid tickets.

Images – all public domain – D-Day, Hindenburg, Aldrin on the Moon _________________________________________________

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