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A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL DC’S 2nd ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2009 November 7th - 14th OPENING NIGHT The opening night is Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 8:30 pm -11:00 pm At the HOUSE OF SWEDEN with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres and is free. EU PARTICIPATION: What Lies Beneath: Nature & Urban Landscape in EU Photography LOCATION: The Embassy of Sweden – 2900 K Street, NW ( get directions here ) RSVP: FOTOWEEK DC The week of November 7-14, 2009 will mark the launch of the second annual FotoWeek DC, a gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography communities in the nation’s capital, including embassies, photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area. Unique among American cities, Washington, D.C. is a nexus of artistic, business, political and public sector energy, in which photography plays an integral role. The first annual weeklong festival brought over 20,000 visitors to the Nation’s Capital, galvanizing the Washington, DC community. This year’s events will include opening nights of several special exhibitions, to a lecture series by internationally recognized photographers, large scale projections of Awards competition finalists' images on the M Street facade of FotoWeek Central, and the first ever all-night FotoWeek DC shoot-out called NightVisions. Throughout the week, there will be additional lectures, workshops, openings, and receptions by partnering organizations and galleries, all of which will center around diverse imagery and the ideas and technology that sustain photography. For a detailed schedule please visit: DESCRIPTION "What Lies Beneath: Nature and Urban Landscape in EU Photography," curated by Judith Turner-Yamamoto, features exciting and challenging new work in landscape photography by 20 renowned and emerging European fine art photographers. They look beyond mere observation to explore how our presence and built environments intersect and impact the natural world. These images ask us to take a second look, whether at the familiar or the sublime, and to discover the unexpected and the sometimes incongruous in how we live now. The works resonate with references to a human presence that is felt if not seen. Space is not only described but mysteriously enlivened, evoking emotional rather than rational responses to become meditations on place. Exhibition photographers are Olaf Otto Becker, Karin Borghouts, Elina Brotherus, Iñigo Calles Oyarbide, Lotte Fløe Christensen, Argyro Christodoulou, Denise Grunstein, Annika Haas, Josef Hoflehner, Vassilis Makris, Peter Koštrun, Alena Kotzmannova, Selene Lazzarini, Edgar Martins, Dara McGrath, Serban Mestecaneanu, Simon Roberts, Alnis Stakle, Artur Wesolowski, and Edwin Zwakman. A harbinger of FotoWeek DC, the exhibition launches on November 7th. DATE: 11/7/09 - 11/22/09 WHERE: House of Sweden 2900 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 HOURS: Saturday & Sunday — 11:00AM to 4:00PM ITALIAN PARTICIPATION: Selene Lazzarini Selene Lazzarini was born in Manerbio (Brescia, Italy) in 1983. Graduated in Painting from the Academy of Fine arts in Venice in 2007. Presently attending the second years course specializing in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. Lives and works in Milan.


Date: Saturday, November 07, 2009