FotoWeek to Turn Washington, DC, into Monumental Nighttime Photo GalleryOctober 21, 2010
Washington, DC—From November 6 through November 13, FotoWeek DC will turn Washington, DC, into a massive nighttime gallery with photography featured everywhere. With its NightGallery program, FotoWeek will again present monumental projections that illuminate the facades of significant Washington, DC, architecture. This year’s NightGallery images highlight award-winning photography with contemporary themes of social and political importance.
NightGallery projections can be seen at many locations throughout Washington, DC, including the exteriors of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design, Newseum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, American Red Cross, National Museum of the American Indian, Satellite Central (M Street – Georgetown) and the Human Rights Campaign buildings.
The curator for the NightGallery’s documentary program, titled “Projections of Reality,” is internationally renowned James Wellford, senior photo editor of Newsweek magazine. According to Wellford, “NightGallery is a visually dynamic theater, presenting large-scale projections of powerful photography that address important issues and themes from around the world. The images offer the opportunity to experience a series of visual stories that poignantly reflect upon our shared human condition.
Leading the fine arts program are Andy Adams, editor and publisher of FlakPhoto.com, and Larissa Leclair, photography writer and curator. Cristina Mittermeier, executive director and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers, will curate the environmental program “Life Lives Here.”
Open Society Foundations joins FotoWeek DC as a primary supporter of NightGallery. “FotoWeek promotes diversity and creativity through photography, especially social documentary work,” said Amy Yenkin, director, Documentary Photography Project, the Open Society Foundations. “The festival provides a rich platform for inspiration and learning by providing Washingtonians with opportunities to engage with art throughout the city.”
In its third year as a FotoWeek DC technology partner and Titanium sponsor, Herring Media Group will produce NightGallery. Calling the format “heroic,” executive producer and designer, Marc Herring, said the concept is to, “use large-scale multimedia projections to transform landmark buildings into immersive displays of light and image.” The artfully sequenced, multi-story projections will create a high-definition exhibition of some of the world’s most compelling photographic collections. fotoweekdc.org