This year FotoweekDC is proud to present FotoNOMA: The District Experience with opening reception Saturday, November 2nd, from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at 51 N Street NE, DC. FotoNOMA will feature select works from photo organizations, including APADC, Critical Exposure, Galerie Blue Square, InstantDC, The International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), The Pulitzer Center, Silvercore Photography, STRATA Collective, Washington School of Photography, and Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW). The 25,000 sq. ft. space for FotoNOMA, generously provided by JBG Companies, is located in NOMA at 51 N Street NE, DC.
After Party and Slideshow at Black Cat
In addition to the opening reception, an after-show party and slideshow with DJs Matt “Liberation” Dunn and The Kaiser is being hosted by the Black Cat at their backstage area starting at 10pm. Check the Black Cat FotoNOMA page, http://www.blackcatdc.com/shows/fotoweek.html for details.
Tickets for the after party are $10 and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/385907
American Photographic Artists (APA) is dedicated to elevating your art and works while fearlessly protecting your content. As the most prestigious national organization for professional photographers, we are committed to leading our industry into the future. APA provides access to the most progressive local programming, determined activism, influential mentorships, affordable insurance options, and collective industry benefits. Supporting our community’s financial and artistic well being, we initiate, develop, and deliver the advantages necessary for a successful career in professional photography. http://www.apadc.com
A nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. Critical Exposure empowers youth and youth-serving organizations to participate in the democratic process through an approach that combines photography and advocacy. http://www.criticalexposure.org
A photographic publisher and curatorial collective based in Washington D.C. http://www.emptystretch.com
Galerie Blue Square
Located in Georgetown, Galerie Blue Square is dedicated to celebrating the talents of artists inspired by the pricinples and philosophies of the Russian avant-garde. Exploring ideas related to the creative insights of the Suprematist, Constructivist and non-objective art movements, gallery artists offer innovative responses to questions of form and content that integrate both traditional materials and new technologies. http://www.galeriebluesquare.com
Indie Photobook Library
Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books, etc. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library. Having a specific collection dedicated to contemporary movement in publishing allows for the development of future discorse on trends in self-publishing, the ability to reflect on and compare books in the collection, and for scholarly research to be conducted years, decades, and centuries to come.
Museums, universities, and institutions are invited to borrow books from the Indie Photobook Library for exhibitions. Larissa Leclair is available for guest lectures. Contact Larissa Leclair (email@example.com) for details.
InstantDC is a photo group focused on experimenting with new technology and redefining what photography means in the 21st century through exhibiting members works. Are you a local photographer? Submit your works for review at http://www.instantdc.com
International League of Conservation Photographers
iLCP is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through communication initiatives that create vital content and disseminate conservation messages to a wide variety of audiences. http://www.ilcp.com
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences. http://www.pulitzercenter.org
The Washington DC based Silver Core Photographers Collective was founded in 2012 with the aim of bringing together film photographers who are interested in sharing their work with the DC community and helping to preserve the craft side of photography. The starting material must be silver based...at the core!
The Silver Core members produce their images with equipment ranging from 8x10 Large Format to Medium Format to 35mm; black and white, and color. In the upcoming show, contact prints from large format negatives will share wall space with silver gelatin prints made in the traditional darkroom, and archival pigment inkjet prints.
STRATA is a photography collective borne out of a shared passion for the still image. Its members seek to document the beauty, humor, mystery and absurdity in the quotidian. We are not interested in stock photography nor in images that are simply illustrative. STRATA strives to create images that are hard to make and even harder to categorize. Pictures that raise more questions than answers and reflect an eclectic, diverse worldview. Visit us online at http://www.stratacollective.com
Washington School of Photography
Washington School of Photography offers many courses, ranging from traditional film and darkroom practice to digital media, in addition to a Professional Program leading to a certificate in professional photography. WSP's state-of-the-art facility features a black-and-white darkroom; a dedicated digital teaching area; and a professional shooting studio. http://www.washingtonschoolofphotography.com
The mission of Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) is to educate the public about the work and accomplishments of women in the field of photojournalism and to instruct and train women within the Washington D.C. metropolitan area with the purpose of improving and developing their capabilities as photojournalists, photo editors and multimedia producers. WPOW strives to meet this goal with its educational and instructional activities, and by providing opportunities for women in the field to discuss the unique challenges they face. http://www.womenphotojournalists.org
Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has evolved from a city-centric photography festival to FotoDC, a multi-season tribute to photography in all its forms. FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community. FotoWeek DC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival in November. For further information visit www.FotoDC.org.