Washington D.C. hosts annual FotoWeek Festival
November 12, 2012 by Sarah
FotoWeek, an annual event in Washington, D.C. began on November 9, with many events running throughout the months of November, December, and January. The organization that founded the event in 2008, FotoDC, is no doubt using poster printing and flyer printing to announce the various activities of the festival and the many venues in which the activities are taking place in the local area.
The goal of the festival is to enable galleries, photographers, schools, and institutions to display high-quality works of photojournalism, fine art photography, and works of emerging artists in an engaging and dynamic experience. Participants in the festival have typically included the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian Institution. Usually, over 40,000 people attend the event every year.
One of the featured events in the Festival is the FotoWeek lecture series, which includes talks by leading photographers and presenters. Among them are Jahi Chikwendiu of the Washington Post who will speak on his assignments with the newspaper, Andy Adams who will speak about the role of photography in the Internet era, and Dave Engledow who will speak about how he created the World’s Best Father series of photos that are now viewed by millions around the world.
Another featured event will be the various exhibitions held throughout the area. The National Gallery of Art will host an exhibit on photographs that have helped the photographers to create personal and social identities for themselves. Meanwhile, the Warner, located on Pennsylvania Avenue, will host the photographs of the winners of the International Awards Competition.