Friday, November 05, 2010
FotoWeek DC starts tomorrow. All things related to photography will spring to life in Washington DC. That includes exhibitions, lectures, workshops and portfolio reviews.
Considered one of the most spectacular parts of FotoWeek DC is the NightGallery program. I’ve never attended any of the events, but I have heard that this is especially cool. The NightGallery turns the entire city into a massive nighttime gallery, illuminating the facades of DC’s architecture with gigantic photographic projections. This year, the NightGallery projects are being projected onto these buildings: the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newseum, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, American Red Cross, National Museum of the American Indian, Satellite Central and Human Rights Campaign building.
The NightGallery selections are presented in three divisions - journalism, environmental and fine art - and were curated (respectively) by Jamie Wellford, the photo editor of Newsweek; Kathy Moran, senior editor for natural history projects at National Geographic magazine; and Andy Adams, Editor & Publisher of FlakPhoto.com—along with Larissa Leclair, photography writer and curator.
I am very pleased to say that my photograph “Children in Front of Chalkboard, Magada, Uganda, 2006” is among the photographs chosen for the fine art display, which is entitled “100 Portraits – 100 Photographers.” These photographs will be shown on the façade of the Corcoran Gallery.
I wish I could be there to see and experience what must be a breathtaking way to view images! Please check out some of the work of the other photographers, in whose company I am thrilled to be.