"Little Liberia in Staten Island," by Glenna Gordon. The image won second place in the photojournalism/documentary category for single images in the 2011 FotoWeek International Awards competition. FotoWeek DC kicks off on Nov. 4. (Photo by Glenna Gordon)

The Corcoran will also serve as host for part two of the FotoWeek launch party, which will begin at 5 p.m. at the central headquarters, 1800 L Street and transition to the Gallery at 8:30 p.m., where cocktails, food, and music will be provided. For emerging artists who would like a professional eye taken to their work, Portfolio Review Sessions will be held at the Gallery on Nov. 12 between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 5 p.m., with professional photographers, curators, and photo editors from organizations including the National Gallery of Art and National Geographic taking 20-minute sessions to review individual portfolios.

Tickets for the Portfolio Review Session are $75 (student discounts available); tickets to the launch party are $55 and include admission to both celebration at FotoWeek Central and the Corcoran. There is also a free Noontime lecture series that will take place from Nov. 5 - 12. All FotoWeek exhibitions are free - printable passes are available online. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th St. N.W. For a full schedule of events and to locate additional FotoWeek exhibition spaces, visit fotoweekdc.org.