There’s still time to catch your favorite FotoWeek DC exhibits.
By Sheila Mulhern
FotoWeek DC kicked-off this week with a launch party at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Guests enjoyed cocktails, music and dancing as well as free access to the Corcoran’s permanent collection. International Awards Competition entries were on display and winners were unveiled, including People’s Choice winner, Jon Vidar and Spirit of Washington winner, Flore de Preneuf.
Museums, embassies and even building façades around the DC metro area host photographic media, events and lectures. The dedicated photography exhibits run through November 13th and there is still time to catch some of this year’s events, such as the highlights below.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, DC
Not-to-be-missed; the newly-acquired photographic works of Edward Grazda, which are now a part of the Corcoran’s permanent collection, document the turbulent Middle East region just after the beginning of the Soviet-Afghan War.
Diego Ortiz Mugica’s images of the National Parks of Argentina
Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
10/18/2010 – 11/16/2010
Touted as “the Ansel Adams of Argentina”, Diego Ortiz Mugica showcases his black and white photographic landscapes of the National Parks of Argentina.
The Breadth and Beauty of Photography
Studio Gallery, 2108 R Street NW, Washington, DC
10/27/2010 – 11/20/2010
A diverse style range of photographic media is explored by over fourteen artists from antique to digital.
IA&A Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court, NW, Washington, DC
10/29/2010 – 11/29/2010
Collections from over ten embassies including The Embassy of Uruguay, The Embassy of Chile, The Embassy of Guatemala, The Embassy of Portugal and more. This exhibit explores the history of immigration and the loss or integration of new cultures.
Awaiting the Tritons – photography by Alexander Vasiljev
Watergate Gallery, 2552 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 11/5/2010 – 11/30/2010
Alexander Vasiljev underscores the misty seascapes and emerging rock formations of Block Island, which is just off the coast of Rhode Island.
NightGalleries: View nightly image projections in outdoor locations such as, the Corcoran façade, the Newseum, Red Cross, U.S. Holocaust Museum and the Swedish Embassy, among others.