FotoWeekDC, a city-wide event that provides exposure for photographers through numerous exhibitions, is November 9 – 18. While all of FotoWeekDC is going to blow DC away this year, we have recommendations in Borderstan that are worth putting on your calendar.
ART TRAVELS. 1328 Corcoran Street NW, #2, November 13, 7 pm – November 14 2012, 9:30 pm. The Adah Rose Gallery (Kensington, Md.) will travel to the city for a pop-up show at a private residence in Logan Circle. According to Adah Rose, “From Polaroid’s to large format, from fashion to portraiture, from landscape to love, our photographers will challenge you to think about all that photography encompasses. FotoWeekDC gives the Adah Rose Gallery a chance to show the breadth and beauty of this dynamic art form.” Featured artists include Julie Wolsztynski, Esther Hidalgo, Ann Chwatsky, Angela Kleis, Laila Jadallah, Asia Reynolds, D.B. Stovall, Ian Delaney Doherty, John Anderson, Salma Khalil, Scott Speck, Jean Francois Delamarre, Anne Hollande, Regine Guillemin, Amanda Horowitz and Willie Davis. The pop-up will include photographs collected from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s from Europe and the United States.
Camera: Weapon of Choice. Busboys & Poets (2021 14th Street NW), November 14, 6 – 8 pm. Celebrate the 100th birthday of Gordon Parks, a mid-twentieth century civil rights influencer, with a panel discussion to explore the core purpose of his work. On Wednesday, Critical Exposure will host an event to explore the essence of Parks’ work through the perspective of current photographers and students. Panelists include John Franklin (National Museum of African American History and Culture), Lucian Perkins (Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from the Washington Post), Lori Waselchuk (award-winning documentary photographer and arts activist) and Mike Ruff (12th-grade Critical Exposure Fellow).
Tropicalia Discoteca After Party. Tropicalia (2001 14th Street NW), November 14, 9 pm – midnight. After exploring the work of Gordon Parks, head to Tropicalia for the Wednesday After Party DISCOTECA! The night will feature the band BIG EAST and D.J.s Ozker and Mr. Bonkerz. For just $20 you get an open bar from 9-11 pm, complimentary late night bites and the chance to take your own photos while dancing the night away. Tickets can be purchases here.
InstantDC and Strata present Soul of the City. Josephine Butler Park Center (2437 15th Street NW), November 15, 6 – 10 pm. InstantDC has teamed up with Strata Collective this year to showcase photographs from Greg Schmigel, Jim Darling, Matt Dunn, Michael Andrade, Aziz Yazdani, Emily Reid, Ryan Maxwell, Jorge Bañales and more in the Soul of the City photography exhibition. InstantDC and Strata Collective will each have their own gallery rooms to display the works. Refreshments and small food courses will be served. There will be two free drink tickets available and a cash bar. When tickets are purchased, ticketholders will gain access to the exclusive preview party, to purchase click here.