The 10th annual FotoWeekDC photography festival kicks off next week, and I'm honored to be involved in several ways. It is a citywide celebration featuring 150+ exhibitions, programs, and events highlighting world-class photography, and providing exposure for photographers working locally and worldwide.
You can see me and my work here:
- Nov 10: FotoWeekDC Fine Art Competition, Honorable Mention
- Nov 11: Planes of Reference exhibition opening
- Nov 12: Banshees artist talk with Maggie Famiglietti
- Nov 13: Women Photojournalists of Washington juried exhibition opening
- Nov 16: Planes of Reference artist talk
If you're based in Washington, DC, I'd love to share the work with you. Information for everything is below. You can reach me for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org, (802)233-6918 or on Instagram @gokateshoot.
Honorable Mention, FotoWeekDC Fine Art Competition
This image from the first gay wedding celebration at the Greenbrier Hotel was awarded an Honorable Mention in the FotoWeekDC Fine Art competition. The work will be on view in the FotoWeekCentral main exhibition.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 10, 7:30-11pm // Tickets available HERE.
Exhibition Opening Nov 11: Planes of Reference
The two man show will be on view November 11-19 at A Creative DC (716 Monroe St NE, Studio 8, WDC) and include seven of my fine art photographs alongside works by photographer Adam Davies. The show has been curated and designed by Monochrome Collective founder Nina O’Neil, formerly of National Gallery of Art, the Vatican, and several private galleries. Contemporary classical composer Taylor Ross Jordan will perform an original composition inspired by the artwork.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 11, 6-8pm // Open to the public
ARTIST TALK: Thursday, November 16, 6-8pm
HOURS: November 11-19 // Daily 4pm-8pm, Saturdays noon-8pm without appointment // Other availability by appointment: email@example.com or (202) 321-8667
ARTIST STATEMENT: I approach my personal practice as an emotional anthropologist, using photography as a vessel for forging intimate personal connections. The series of photographs in the show features ambient, figureless self portraits that archive feelings and intimate relationships. The atmospheric compositions are charged with a voyeuristic, silent energy that acknowledges the quiescence of vivid self awareness. These images act as testament to the power of isolation to galvanize the raw human need for deep personal bonds.
Press Contact and General Inquiries: Nina O’Neil // (202) 321-8667 // firstname.lastname@example.org.
FotoTalk Nov 12: BANSHEES
ARTIST TALK: Sunday, November 12, 3pm // Open to the public
Maggie Famiglietti and I are presenting our feminist, anti-harassment project Banshees at the Mexican Cultural Institute (2829 16th St NW, WDC). We are featured speakers in a series focused on civil rights issues, and will discuss gender in the current socio-political context as shown through our project. We will debut never-before-seen images created in Chicago from our recent collaboration with womanist creative collective Cliche. You can find out more HERE.
Banshees is a feminist-space making and photography project that creates opportunities for woman-identifying creatives to discuss women's issues and express cathartic anger. Catalyzed by the election, we host salon-style feminist discussion groups, and then photograph attendees in aggressive, predatory ways as a method for driving discomfort in the viewer that mirrors the discomfort the subjects themselves feel in their everyday lives.
Women Photojournalists of Washington Juried Exhibition
This image was selected for the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) juried exhibition. The annual exhibition showcases the stories and lives of women, in women’s voices. WPOW is the largest women's photojournalism organization in the country, and I'm honored to be included with inspiring women that work tirelessly to bring the worlds' most difficult and important stories to light. You can find out more about the exhibit HERE.
OPENING RECEPTION: Monday, Nov 13, 6-8pm // Open to the public
EXHIBITION ON VIEW: Nov 11-19, 10am-6pm daily