WASHINGTON ARTS BRIEFS
Washington Arts Briefs
FotoWeekDC International winners are . . .
The judging of 6,500 submissions from 35 countries for 2010 FotoWeekDC International is over, and here's the list of winners in leading categories. All of the photographs will be exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, this weekend through Nov. 13. The Corcoran will not charge admission during that time and will be open on Monday and Tuesday, when the museum is usually closed.
Photojournalism/Social Documentary -- Roberto Schmidt won for "Haitian Vendor Robbed." A street vendor is screaming as she clutches her goods in Port-au-Prince after the horrific Jan. 12 earthquake.
Contemporary Life -- Benjamin Lorenz for "Escalator," a long shot of the pattern of the moving stairs at a subway station.
Portrait -- Joshua Yospyn for "V 08 (Pink Girl)," a closeup of a woman with a long face, a pink light bathing the area behind her.
Fine Arts -- Richard Silver for "Construction Site," a view from above the color and chaos of a building-in-progress.
Travel -- Val Proudkii for "Jump," one youngster in silhouette jumping off a seawall in Havana.
The judges also gave awards for a photographic series.
The first-place winners are:
Photojournalism/Social Documentary -- Andrea Bruce for "A Dark Addiction," a look at coal miners who are addicted to prescription pain medication.
Fine Art -- Serli H. for "Individualism," almost-abstract renderings of Spring Fashion Week in Paris.
Commercial -- Jimmy Williams for North Carolina Tourism, including a view of two people sitting on rocks watching the sun set over the mountains.
Environmental Conservation -- Peter McBride for scenes from the Colorado River, including one of a Cucupah fish boat in a dry delta of the river.