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posted Nov 22, 2011, 7:10 PM by Rudy Guernica

4th ANNUAL FOTOWEEK DC SETS NEW RECORDS

FotoWeek Central Extends Run

Washington, DC [November 21, 2011]- The 4th annual FotoWeek DC proved a great success with over 40,000 people taking part in the week-long festival by either viewing an exhibit or attending one of the many lectures, workshops, and events. The 4th Annual FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition received over 5,600 submissions alone from 44 countries making the exponential growth of this celebration clearly visible. Because of the overwhelming response to FotoWeek Central, located at 1800 L St. NW, Washington, DC, FotoDC has decided to extend this unique destination’s showing.

After a very well received Washington, DC debut, the World Press Photo 2011 traveling exhibition has made its way back to Europe. An equally high caliber show has taken its place, The Eyes of History 2011 presented by the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA). This exhibition showcases the winning images from the WHNPA’s annual contest and consists of some of the most remarkable images in the world of photojournalism including coverage of the president, Congress, along with major events in DC and around the world.

 

FotoWeek Central will extend its opening to the following dates:

      Saturday, November 26                                                        12:00pm-6:00pm

      Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 3                   12:00pm-6:00pm

      Thursday, December 8 – Saturday, December 10                 12:00pm-6:00pm

      Thursday, December 15 – Saturday, December 17               12:00pm-6:00pm

 

During the festival FotoWeek Central was free for those who registered, but there will now be a $5 admission charge to help keep these exhibits open.

 

FotoWeek Central houses 15 exhibits, including:

·   The Eyes of History 2011, White House News Photographers Association

·   RAVE Retrospective, International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)

·   Flash Forward 2011, Magenta Foundation

·   Beyond Witness-New Approaches to Crisis Photography, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

·   The Nights of 9/11: Photographs by Hale Gurland, Contact Press Images

·   The 2011 Uncover/Discover Series, FotoWeekDC

·   Right Before Our Eyes, PhotoPhilanthropy

·   Facing Change: Documenting America

·   2011 WPOW Annual Juried Exhibition, Women Photojournalists of Washington

·   Alberto Schommer: Retratos y escenarios (Portraits and Scenarios), Embassy of Spain

·   Through The Lens of DC Youth, Critical Exposure

·   2011 FotoWeek DC  2nd Annual International Awards Competition Winners

·   2011 FotoWeek DC 4th Annual Youth Contest Winners

·   2011 FotoWeek DC Cherry Blossom Festival Contest Winners

·   2011 FotoWeek DC Thumbnail Show

 

For more information regarding FotoDC or FotoWeek DC, please go to:  http://www.fotoweekdc.org.

 

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About FotoDC

Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC is a non-profit organization that evolved from a city-centric annual photography festival to FotoDC, a year-round tribute to photography in all its forms.  FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community.  FotoDC / FotoWeek DC provides a dynamic, evocative, engaging experience for photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, schools, area residents and visitors to the Nation's Capital.  FotoWeek DC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival in November.