FotoWeek DC brings the District’s photography scene into focus

Release the shutter bug within!

FotoWeek DC brings the District’s photography scene into focus

Get your cameras (or phones, if we’re being honest) ready for FotoWeek DC 2015! Every year, Foto DC and Brightest Young Things host a festival celebrating photography. Local and international artists will converge to host workshops, exhibitions, lectures and film showings all over the city from Nov. 7 until Nov. 15.

The festival features work from AU professor Leena Jayaswal, adjunct professors Alexandra Silverthorne, Iwan Bagus and Rania Razek, AU Manager of Photographic Services Shaun Schroth and alumni Amy Hendrick in an exhibit called “Photographers@Work” which runs until Nov. 14 at Studio Gallery.

Be sure to check out other local talent. The Women Photojournalists of Washington Juried Competition Exhibition showcases female photographers focusing on women’s issues. Conflict photographer Louie Palu will show his directorial debut of the film “Kandahar Journals” based on his time spent covering the war in Afghanistan. Two time Pulitzer prize winner Lucian Perkins and National Geographic’s Karine Aigner will give presentations...and much more!

For a more hands on Foto Week experience, the American Institute of Architects is hosting an “I See DC” Instagram competition based on places people may encounter in the District during their daily commutes. So, for those interested in learning more about mobile photography, Foto Week also includes a panel discussion on Saturday that covers the value of photography and the art of capturing moments on a mobile device.

For a full listing of Foto Week DC’s calendar of events, check out Foto DC’s website.

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