Archive for November, 2004

Artomatic round II

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Made it back to Artomatic for around 3 hours last week - this show can absorb as much time as you can throw at it. I counted 101 installations that I considered primarily photography, not including the annex. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t get there this round, and I’m out of town through the end of the show.

I agree with J.T. Kirkland’s assessment on his Thinking About Art blog - the photography is largely weak, as I noted in my first round of comments. For one, there are too many travel snapshot and flower installations. Other photographers chose to show a smattering of images without a theme, which results in a mish-mash. For example, Keith Jones has some good individual frames, but his combination of Holga images with sharper formats, and whimsical coupled with serious work, detracts from the installation. Two individual images that manage to stand out in this kind of exhibit are Damien Gill’s “Saleswoman,” which tells a small story in a single frame, and Margaret Barns’ image of a woman jumping on a bed in glee, which has great vibrancy. In most cases, however, these scattershot effects are just symptoms of a larger problem with the photography. I’m pretty certain that well over half of the photographers presenting work would have trouble articulating why they photographed and selected what appears on the walls. That’s bad - it means that the exhibit is not well thought out, and the photography itself is rudderless. Good photography isn’t just about getting “that magic shot.” True, composition is important, and sometimes a single image can speak very strongly. But when evaluating multiple images from a single photographer, they should generally tell some kind of story on a single theme. Throwing together a bit of this and that from years of image taking may seem like a good way to create a show, but 98.7% of the time it sucks. By trying to please everyone with lots of variety, everyone walks away unfulfilled.

So let’s talk about photographers who didn’t do this. First, Tiik Pollet coughed up the cash for multiple exhibits, and presents several different bodies of work rather than cramming it all into one area. The themes are very strong, the photography is well-executed, and the presentation tells me why these images were taken and displayed. “Girls will be Boys” shows a dedication to photographing a very specific subculture over time. I would have perhaps liked to have seen more initmate photographs in the series, but the set is a great body of work. Good photography takes dedication and lots of time; it is clear which photographers committed to spending it. Pride in work, without excuses, would elevate many of the photography installations. Pamela Zilly does colorful still life pictures - a very (very, very) overdone genre, yet she manages to stand out by executing really well. No excuses here - she finds, composes and prints extremely saturated images of shovels and windows that somehow manage to engage me despite the thousands of other works of similar subjects. There was much, much more. Every time I look at my notes from the second trip I see more stuff I should mention, but it is just too much. Photography seems easy since it seems that anyone can get lucky and get a good image. But that almost never happens, and most of the exhibits seemed to be casualties of a quest to find that one magical image. The good exhibits mostly started with a premise and articulated it through images in a focused way.

Jeff Wolfram asked me to make sure to stop by his photographs at Artomatic. I had indeed missed his prints in my first visit, so I made sure to look for them this time around. These are another example of a photographer who has been careful and attempted to commit to a theme in his exhibit, which is very good. The composition and technical quality are both very good across the board, and the images largely fit together. However, the theme is not as clear as I think it needs to be. On the good side, the images do communicate successfully - “Community Center,” showing a decrepit building that ostensibly centers a community, leaves the viewer feeling forlorn and excluded, with feelings of promises unfulfilled. Likewise, “The Red Building” isn’t about the building for me - it is about the grid lines marking out a deserted parking lot in front of the building. Again, a promise unfulfilled. In many of the images, a slow shutter speed fixes the buildings in place while people appear only as transitory streaks. Unfortunately, the theme wandered. My recommendation - think hard about the theme of the work. Is it the feeling of loneliness and unfulfilled promise? Is it the effect of manmade structures on the world? The range of architecture that exists in a particular type of place? The transitory nature of man vs. the buildings he creates? There are hints of all of these in the images, but the range is too wide - you can’t really represent all of those things effectively in a dozen images. Once the theme has been narrowed, take the top 2-3 images that fit it best, and use them as a starting point, not adding any other work that doesn’t at least meet that quality, and make sure that each image is absolutely necessary for the larger theme.

Finally, I’m wimping out. I’m not doing a top 10 list - it is just not possible for me to do it fairly since I focused on photography and skimmed lots of other work, and I can’t hold the whole thing in my head. All I can give are two that I’m absolutely certain would make it into my list: Scott Brooks (wow), and Mark Jenkins (mad scientist is the image in my head - the magnifying glasses as part of the exhibit are just great - a statement to the viewer that you HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS). It pains me that neither is a photographer.

What’s happening 11/26/2004

Friday, November 26th, 2004
Events When
Opening Reception: Group photography show: Paul Kennedy, Kate MacDonnell, Ken Ashton, C. Batista, Monica Gotz
LOCATIONTEXT [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/1
6:30p
Secondsight meeting: Connie Reider
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/2
6:30p
Reception: Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
Chris Rainier: Ancient Marks
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/9
7:30p
Phillips Contemporaries Photography Acquisition Party
The Phillips Collection [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/10
??
Reception: Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/20
Reception: 4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
6pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Bruce McKaig: B&W pinhole photographs & Robert W. Bazemore Jr.: Icons
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Dezhan ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Embassy [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Del Ray Dozen: Invitational Photography Exhibit
Gallery A [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Winogrand 1964
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers & the Walt Disney Concert Hall
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Richard Avedon Memorial Photographs
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Our Future: Photographs by Nigel Biggar & Chris Jennings
Skewers Restaurant [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/29
Sic Temper Tyrannis, Something about John Wilkes Booth
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/30
Land of No Promises: Six Photographic Visions
Ratner Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/1
Maxwell MacKenzie: Markings
Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Amy Jackson: Regeneration: Discovering Layers of Soul in the Abstract
Ozmosis Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Frank Lavelle: Postcard from Maine & James D. Steele: Revisited in a Digital Age
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Chan Chao: Echo
Numark Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/18
Extremities
Douz & Mille [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/19
Works by local artists
Isee Icy Art & Photo Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/20
Betto Ortiz: Paesaggi e Gente Veneziani
Candida’s World of Books [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/29
Rediscovering Early Flight Through a Lens: Photographing the Wright Experience
College Park Aviation Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
The New Berlin: Photographs by Wess Brown
German Historical Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
Mike McCartney’s Liverpool Life: Sixties Black and Whites
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Museum of Natural History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
Passages: Photographs of Africa
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/9
Reconaissance and Recollection: The Photographs of Sy Weinstein
National Museum of American Jewish Military History [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/31
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
May ‘05
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Matthew Achhammer: Can You Picture That?
The Gallaerie [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
Anthony Dvorak: A Composer’s Life in Pictures
Embassy of the Czech Republic [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Shawn Davis: Departure: Leaving the AIDS Hospice
All Souls Unitarian Church [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Group photography show: Paul Kennedy, Kate MacDonnell, Ken Ashton, C. Batista, Monica Gotz
LOCATIONTEXT [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/1
12/25
Manny, Photographer
Frame Avenue [homepage] [hours] [map]
Jan
Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
1/8
Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/19
3/5
André Kertész
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
2/6
5/15
4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
4/6
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/21
8/29
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
6/19
10/2

Processing, printing, etc.

Thursday, November 18th, 2004

A couple of readers have written with additional processing and printing labs as a followup to the previous post, including L’Imagerie in Bethesda and Asman on Capitol Hill.

Even better, the website ArtDC has a much more comprehensive listing in their forums.

What’s happening 11/18/2004

Thursday, November 18th, 2004
Events When
Discussion: Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/18
6:45p
Slideshow: An Asian Traveler’s Tales: Burma, Thailand, Tibet & Turkey
Candida’s World of Books [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/21
3pm
Reception: Betto Ortiz: Paesaggi e Gente Veneziani
The Blue Room [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/21
5pm
Secondsight meeting: Connie Reider
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/2
6:30p
Reception: Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
Chris Rainier: Ancient Marks
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/9
7:30p
Phillips Contemporaries Photography Acquisition Party
The Phillips Collection [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/10
??
Reception: Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/20
Reception: 4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
6pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Digital Image Photography
Red Brook Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/18
Bruce McKaig: B&W pinhole photographs & Robert W. Bazemore Jr.: Icons
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Dezhan ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Embassy [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Del Ray Dozen: Invitational Photography Exhibit
Gallery A [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Winogrand 1964
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers & the Walt Disney Concert Hall
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Richard Avedon Memorial Photographs
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Our Future: Photographs by Nigel Biggar & Chris Jennings
Skewers Restaurant [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/29
Sic Temper Tyrannis, Something about John Wilkes Booth
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/30
Land of No Promises: Six Photographic Visions
Ratner Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/1
Maxwell MacKenzie: Markings
Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Amy Jackson: Regeneration: Discovering Layers of Soul in the Abstract
Ozmosis Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Frank Lavelle: Postcard from Maine & James D. Steele: Revisited in a Digital Age
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Chan Chao: Echo
Numark Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/18
Rediscovering Early Flight Through a Lens: Photographing the Wright Experience
College Park Aviation Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
The New Berlin: Photographs by Wess Brown
German Historical Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
Mike McCartney’s Liverpool Life: Sixties Black and Whites
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Museum of Natural History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
Passages: Photographs of Africa
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/9
Reconaissance and Recollection: The Photographs of Sy Weinstein
National Museum of American Jewish Military History [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/31
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
May ‘05
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Matthew Achhammer: Can You Picture That?
The Gallaerie [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
Anthony Dvorak: A Composer’s Life in Pictures
Embassy of the Czech Republic [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Shawn Davis: Departure: Leaving the AIDS Hospice
All Souls Unitarian Church [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Betto Ortiz: Paesaggi e Gente Veneziani
Candida’s World of Books [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/23
12/29
Manny, Photographer
Frame Avenue [homepage] [hours] [map]
Jan
Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
1/8
Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/19
3/5
André Kertész
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
2/6
5/15
4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
4/6
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/21
8/29
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
6/19
10/2

Artomatic & tidbits

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Eat your Wheaties, put on your comfy walking shoes, and head over to Artomatic. If you haven’t heard about it, it is a huge art installation over at the closed Children’s Museum just NE of Union Station. Hundreds of artists in every conceivable media from digital chest-hair weaving to talking fish, to kevlar dresses, to (yes) a fair amount of photography. Unfortunately, with some exceptions, I thought that most of the photography was too earnest and straitlaced for this show, which feels like an explosion of uncontrolled creativity. I found myself smiling in many of the exhibits, and regularly thinking “man…ain’t that the darndest thing.” Need a price quote for having a mannequin cast of yourself? In transparent packing tape? (Answer: estimated $300…) How are pictures of flowers and vacation snaps (even if well-executed) supposed to compete? OK, I’m being harsh. Some of the photography fit in well, and stood on its own merits. There is frankly much too much to go into in a brief blog article, so go see for yourself. It runs through Dec5, and will take you at least 2 hours to go through at a quick pace. No joking, it is really that enormous. I was really tired by the end, and my feet hurt. I intend to go again, but start at the top of the building and work down. If you only have a couple of hours to see it, my recommendation is to think of it as an endurance challenge. Don’t stop - keep going. You’ll have to blow off all the little books the artists would like you to sign, avoid getting bogged down with the earnest artists who want your reaction on their work, and keep your feet moving in order to try and take it all in. Hopefully I’ll be able to do more than skim in a second round.

There’s a controversy brewing about the Washington Post’s harsh review of this year’s Artomatic. Whatever. Artomatic felt more alive and vibrant than any other art event I’ve been to in DC, and I can’t imagine it not being worth a couple of hours of anyone’s time. Even if you end up hating everything in it, I can’t imagine it being a waste of time to drop by. Lots of angst, gaudiness, crappy work, good work, earnestness, politics, thoughtfulness, whimsy, and an unbelievable amount of everything else not listed. Think of the entire building and installation as one huge art piece - trying to tease out individual exhibits is kind of fruitless in a single visit…maybe I’ll be able to do that in a second round. Normally, I walk through every photography exhibit twice - once to get an overview, and once to reflect on it and form an opinion. This is so large that it will take two separate trips. I’m certainly not prepared to add to Lenny’s Top 10 Lists yet.

Tidbits: The DC ASMP is having a talk tomorrow (Tuesday) evening at 6:30pm on stock photography. If you’re interested in being a paid photographer in the DC area, you really need to check out this group. Finally, last week, I stopped in at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery and saw Bruce McKaig’s work. The process is really cool - he uses pinhole cameras made out of trashcans, and leaves them set up for a long period of time. Gnarled trees and garden scenes take on a strange character from the process. Worth a quick stop.

What’s happening 11/11/2004

Thursday, November 11th, 2004
Events When
Reception: Amy Jackson: Regeneration: Discovering Layers of Soul in the Abstract
Ozmosis Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
6pm
Artist Reception: Chan Chao: Echo
Numark Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
6:30p
Reception: Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
6pm
Opening: Matthew Achhammer: Can You Picture That?
The Gallaerie [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/13
8pm
Discussion: Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/18
6:45p
Reception: Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
Chris Rainier: Ancient Marks
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/9
7:30p
Phillips Contemporaries Photography Acquisition Party
The Phillips Collection [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/10
??
Reception: Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/20
Reception: 4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
6pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Thomas Linder Brox: The Uttermost Part of Europe
Ingrid Hansen Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
Kristi Mathews: Incorporating Process
Gallery at Flashpoint [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/13
Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/14
Luis Gomez: Cities
Candida’s World of Books [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/15
Moving Walls 8 - documentary photography
Open Society Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/15
New Photographs: Exhibit presented by American University School of Communications
Red Brook Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/15
Digital Image Photography
Red Brook Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/18
Bruce McKaig: B&W pinhole photographs & Robert W. Bazemore Jr.: Icons
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Dezhan ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Embassy [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Del Ray Dozen: Invitational Photography Exhibit
Gallery A [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Winogrand 1964
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers & the Walt Disney Concert Hall
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Richard Avedon Memorial Photographs
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Our Future: Photographs by Nigel Biggar & Chris Jennings
Skewers Restaurant [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/29
Sic Temper Tyrannis, Something about John Wilkes Booth
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/30
Land of No Promises: Six Photographic Visions
Ratner Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/1
Maxwell MacKenzie: Markings
Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Amy Jackson: Regeneration: Discovering Layers of Soul in the Abstract
Ozmosis Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Frank Lavelle: Postcard from Maine & James D. Steele: Revisited in a Digital Age
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Chan Chao: Echo
Numark Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/18
Rediscovering Early Flight Through a Lens: Photographing the Wright Experience
College Park Aviation Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
The New Berlin: Photographs by Wess Brown
German Historical Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
Mike McCartney’s Liverpool Life: Sixties Black and Whites
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Museum of Natural History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
Passages: Photographs of Africa
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/9
Reconaissance and Recollection: The Photographs of Sy Weinstein
National Museum of American Jewish Military History [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/31
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
May ‘05
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
Anthony Dvorak: A Composer’s Life in Pictures
Embassy of the Czech Republic [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Shawn Davis: Departure: Leaving the AIDS Hospice
All Souls Unitarian Church [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Matthew Achhammer: Can You Picture That?
The Gallaerie [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/13
??
Manny, Photographer
Frame Avenue [homepage] [hours] [map]
Jan
Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
1/8
Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/19
3/5
André Kertész
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
2/6
5/15
4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
4/6
Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
Corcoran Museum of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/21
8/29
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
6/19
10/2

Labs in the DC area

Monday, November 8th, 2004

A reader emailed asking about good film processing in DC. Unfortunately, I’ve gone digital, so don’t have much first-hand experience. However, labs that come up in conversations with other photographers include Chrome in Georgetown, Black & White in Arlington, Dodge Color in Bethesda, and National Geographic’s Lab in Dupont. One I haven’t heard of, but found in Google, is StarLab in Bethesda. I did send a friend to National Geographic a couple years ago when her camera was destroyed by a tumble into the ocean. They extracted the damaged film and salvaged a bunch of irreplaceable wedding pictures.

So that’s all I know. Anyone else out there have recommendations? Drop us a line, and I’ll summarize anything useful.

What’s happening 11/4/2004

Thursday, November 4th, 2004
Events When
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Museum of Natural History [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/4
7:30p
Reception: Our Future: Photographs by Nigel Biggar & Chris Jennings
Skewers Restaurant [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/4
5:30p
Reception: Digital Image Photography
Red Brook Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/4
6:30p
Reception: Frank Lavelle: Postcard from Maine & James D. Steele: Revisited in a Digital Age
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/6
1pm
Slideshow: Paola Gianturco: Celebrating Women
Candida’s World of Books [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/7
3pm
Reception: Amy Jackson: Regeneration: Discovering Layers of Soul in the Abstract
Ozmosis Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
6pm
Artist Reception: Chan Chao: Echo
Numark Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
6:30p
Reception: Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
6pm
Discussion: Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/18
6:45p
Reception: Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
Chris Rainier: Ancient Marks
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/9
7:30p
Phillips Contemporaries Photography Acquisition Party
The Phillips Collection [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/10
??
Reception: Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/20
Reception: 4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
6pm

 

Current Exhibits & Shows Closes
Ellen X. Silverberg’s fine art photos
Spectrum Center for Natural Medicine [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/5
Into the Deep: The Third Millennium
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/7
Pierre Taminiaux: Pictures from Home
Alliance Française [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/10
Thomas Linder Brox: The Uttermost Part of Europe
Ingrid Hansen Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/12
Kristi Mathews: Incorporating Process
Gallery at Flashpoint [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/13
Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/14
Luis Gomez: Cities
Candida’s World of Books [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/15
Moving Walls 8 - documentary photography
Open Society Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/15
New Photographs: Exhibit presented by American University School of Communications
Red Brook Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/15
Digital Image Photography
Red Brook Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/18
Bruce McKaig: B&W pinhole photographs & Robert W. Bazemore Jr.: Icons
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Dezhan ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank
Canadian Embassy [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/27
Winogrand 1964
Smithsonian International Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers & the Walt Disney Concert Hall
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Richard Avedon Memorial Photographs
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/28
Our Future: Photographs by Nigel Biggar & Chris Jennings
Skewers Restaurant [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/29
Sic Temper Tyrannis, Something about John Wilkes Booth
Montpelier Cultural Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/30
Land of No Promises: Six Photographic Visions
Ratner Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/1
Maxwell MacKenzie: Markings
Addison/Ripley Fine Art Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/4
Frank Lavelle: Postcard from Maine & James D. Steele: Revisited in a Digital Age
Multiple Exposures Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/5
Rediscovering Early Flight Through a Lens: Photographing the Wright Experience
College Park Aviation Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
The New Berlin: Photographs by Wess Brown
German Historical Institute [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/31
Mike McCartney’s Liverpool Life: Sixties Black and Whites
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits
Museum of Natural History [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/2
Passages: Photographs of Africa
National Geographic [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/9
Reconaissance and Recollection: The Photographs of Sy Weinstein
National Museum of American Jewish Military History [homepage] [hours] [map]
5/31
WWII Photographic Perspectives
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
May ‘05
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue: History & Restoration
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Rotating Student Photography Exhibit
Washington School of Photography [homepage] [hours] [map]
rotating
Jeffrey Kliman: On Stage and Back Stage: Women in Jazz
Museum of American History [homepage] [hours] [map]
ongoing
Washington: Symbol and City
National Building Museum [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
Anthony Dvorak: A Composer’s Life in Pictures
Embassy of the Czech Republic [homepage] [hours] [map]
???
The Forgotten War Remembered: America and the Korean War
National Archives at College Park [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Shawn Davis: Departure: Leaving the AIDS Hospice
All Souls Unitarian Church [homepage] [hours] [map]
??
Hometown Heroes: Native Washingtonians Who Made a Difference
Covenant House Washington West [homepage] [hours] [map]
??

 

Preview of Upcoming Exhibits & Shows Dates
Del Ray Dozen: Invitational Photography Exhibit
Gallery A [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/5
11/28
Chan Chao: Echo
Numark Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/5
12/18
Amy Jackson: Regeneration: Discovering Layers of Soul in the Abstract
Ozmosis Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/9
12/4
Michael A. Lang: Hill Tribe People of Northern Thailand
Touchstone Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
11/10
12/05
Christopher Burkett: Resplendent Light
Kathleen Ewing Gallery [homepage] [hours] [map]
12/3
1/8
Photo 2005
Ellipse Arts Center [homepage] [hours] [map]
1/19
3/5
André Kertész
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
2/6
5/15
4th Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition
Fraser Gallery Bethesda [homepage] [hours] [map]
3/11
4/6
Irving Penn: The Platinum Prints
National Gallery of Art [homepage] [hours] [map]
6/19
10/2

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