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Friday, November 5, 2010

If you're going to do FotoWeek right, start with a visit to to the Web site: www.fotoweekdc.org . There you'll find a wealth of information about partner galleries and activities.

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Next, stop by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, a.k.a. FotoWeek Central, at 500 17th St. NW. That's home to the 2010 FotoWeek DC International Awards Competition showcase, FotoWeek's only exhibition of actual photographic prints, as opposed to digital projections. (I know, I know. There are dozens of galleries and museums all over town that are showing prints in conjunction with FotoWeek. But those shows are, technically speaking, "partner" exhibitions, not FotoWeek-generated content.)

Throughout FotoWeek, the Corcoran will be open with no admission charge. That includes Monday and Tuesday, days the museum typically is closed.

Finally, swing by 3333 M St. NW in Georgetown. Known as Satellite Central, the vacant commercial space is home to a library of photographic art books. Throughout the week you can catch FotoWeek's thematic exhibitions on one of the indoor projection screens as well as on the exterior of the building.

- Michael O'Sullivan

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