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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Corcoran to offer free admission during FotoWeek

"Little Liberia in Staten Island," by Glenna Gordon. The image won second place in the photojournalism/documentary category for single images in the 2011 FotoWeek International Awards competition. FotoWeek DC kicks off on Nov. 4. (Photo by Glenna Gordon)
In its role of serving as a steward for FotoWeek DC, the Corcoran Gallery of Art is offering free admission through their entire gallery, and will remain open on Mon. Nov. 7 and Tues. Nov 8 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., which are generally days that the Gallery would be closed.

The Corcoran will also serve as host for part two of the FotoWeek launch party, which will begin at 5 p.m. at the central headquarters, 1800 L Street and transition to the Gallery at 8:30 p.m., where cocktails, food, and music will be provided. For emerging artists who would like a professional eye taken to their work, Portfolio Review Sessions will be held at the Gallery on Nov. 12 between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 5 p.m., with professional photographers, curators, and photo editors from organizations including the National Gallery of Art and National Geographic taking 20-minute sessions to review individual portfolios.

Tickets for the Portfolio Review Session are $75 (student discounts available); tickets to the launch party are $55 and include admission to both celebration at FotoWeek Central and the Corcoran. There is also a free Noontime lecture series that will take place from Nov. 5 - 12. All FotoWeek exhibitions are free - printable passes are available online. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th St. N.W. For a full schedule of events and to locate additional FotoWeek exhibition spaces, visit

By Erin Williams  |  09:59 AM ET, 10/21/2011

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