“I’m just enjoying this great night of art,” said Khaled O, who happened upon the launch of last week’s DC FotoWeek. A kick-off to a schedule full of imagery and innovation, the launch party set the tone for the festival.
FotoWeek DC commenced its annual celebration of photography in DC last week with an event full of photography, outdoor exhibits and projections, open bars and fantastic live music by See-I. Ready to explore — and even wearing their expedition hats around the National Geographic — the opening event crowd swaying with the beat as they enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and the new exhibit: Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment.
Eye-opening outsider exhibits, projected on a brilliant big screen, were also a crowd favorite — like a reel featuring noted photographers expressing their philosophy toward the field of photography.
The remainder of FotoWeek DC featured programs including a photo contest and juried exhibition, gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings and more, with much of the programming free of charge. Participating galleries displaed the work of local photographers or nationally and historically renowned photography.