FotoWeek DC is underway for local shutterbugs


(Peter Lik)

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.


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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.)

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