Most Read: Local

The Buzz
Get Updates:  Twitter  |   Facebook  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed
Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 11/07/2011

FotoWeek DC is underway for local shutterbugs

(Peter Lik)
For local shutterbugs, FotoWeek DC offers a chance to celebrate photography, share tips and maybe even show off a little bit.

Since 2008, the weeklong festival — it ends this Friday — has grown from a small group of local photographers to over 20,000 yearly participants, according to the group’s Web site. The festival has been in action since Friday, but here’s a quick refresher if you’d still like to participate:

• Activities this year range from free museum entry to $75 portfolio reviews. There’s also a pay-to-enter mobile phone picture contest open until Friday, which should be especially appealing to D.C.’s smartphone-obsessed crowd.

• Exhibitions will be hosted at three venues: FotoSpace, the former Borders bookstore on 18th & L Street NW, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, which will offer free admission until Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In order to visit any of the venues, you’ll need to download a free festival pass here.

• The Corcoran Gallery of Art will be staying open today and tomorrow — two days it would usually be closed.

View Corcoran in a larger map

Artpocalypse? Jung-Wook Mok's "The Urban Topography" will grace the exhibition "Flash Forward 2011.” (Jung-Wook Mok - The Magenta Foundation )

(Full disclosure: The Washington Post’s Carol Guzy will be reviewing photographer portfolios.)

Of course we’re on Facebook:

Click the “like” button below to like PostLocal on Facebook.

By  |  11:41 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company