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Karen Keating's "Watching and Waiting" will be among the photographs in a group exhibition at the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda that begins tomorrow with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. (By Karen Keating)
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

FotoWeek DC Activities Extend to Montgomery

Photographers from Maryland, Virginia and the District will participate in the first annual FotoWeek DC with exhibits, lectures and workshops throughout the region, Saturday through Nov. 22. The schedule includes several events in Montgomery County:

· The Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, will host a group exhibition with photographs by Joyce Tenneson, Frank Van Riper, Judith Goodman, Maxwell MacKenzie, Karen Keating and Danny Conant. The show will explore architecture, Cuba, Tibet, winter in Venice and other subjects.

An opening reception is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, and the show will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Jan. 3. The photographers will offer presentations and sign books from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Free. For information, call 301-718-9651 or go to

· The Washington School of Photography, 4850 Rugby Ave. in Bethesda, will host an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will include portfolio reviews, lighting and portrait demonstrations and photography activities and exhibits.

Anyone can register at the school's Web site for a 15-minute professional portfolio review, with each participant allowed to bring up to 12 images. The reviews will be held from 1 to 5 p.m.

In "Big Blue Marble," Chief NASA photographer Bill Ingalls will exhibit pictures that study Earth's beauty, including macro images and landscapes, and photographs from his travels to Russia and Kazakhstan. A juried show of works by local camera club members will also be on display.

The exhibits will run 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and weekends by appointment, through Dec. 9. Guests should call before visiting to ensure staff will be available. For information, call 301-654-1998 or visit

· The Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts (VisArts), 155 Gibbs St. in Rockville, will offer an exhibit of historical photographs from The Washington Post, including the works of more than 20 photographers. The exhibit also will feature photographs by Joyce Tenneson, Jill Enfield, Sue Bloom, Bruce Barnbaum and Clay Blackmore.

The opening reception will be 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and the exhibit will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 23. Free. For information, call 301-315-8200 or http://visit

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