Things are about to get super busy and exciting for photography lovers in the D.C. area! Focus on the Story is just around the corner, as is Click DC—a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital that we are thrilled to be part of. We’ll be hosting a happy hour on June 12 at City Tap Dupont, and we have a few other things in the works. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to check out the Click DC calendar so you don’t miss anything!
- Focus on the Story is hosting a happy hour and networking event on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-7:30 at Eaton DC that is open to all, even those who are not registered for the festival.
- Sign up to join Kate Warren at the new Apple Store at Carnegie Library for a photo lab exploring how photography has the power to either reinforce or challenge traditional ideas of femininity on Friday, May 31, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Tickets are free but limited.
- Make it a double-header and grab tickets for the Focus on the Story / Click DC Kickoff Party at Dupont Underground on Friday, May 31, 7:00-10:00 p.m., $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Festival registration includes entry as well.
- The annual Photoworks Photo Slam returns on Sunday, June 9 at Busboys and Poets on V Street. Submit photos by June 5 to be part of the fast-paced live competition that will be hosted by three-time National Poetry Slam Champion Regie Cabico. $25 to participate and suggested donation of $20 for guests.
- Stop Motion is seeking black and white photography from DC, MD, and VA for Vol. 6. Deadline for entries is May 31.
- The New York Times Lens column celebrates 10 years of existence by featuring some favorite posts—”a mixtape by David Gonzalez and James Estrin.”
- In honor of what would be Queen Victoria’s 200th birthday, the Museum of London released two portraits never before seen by the public.
- The Embassy of Iceland is hosting an exhibition at House of Sweden that features Ragnar Axelsson’s “Glacier” series of photographs, which are also the subject of his new book. The exhibition is free to visit and open weekends from 12-5 p.m. through August 11.