Starting Saturday, November 2, FotoDC is proud to present FotoNOMA: The District Experience, the official satellite location of FotoWeek’s central National Geographic location. Don’t miss the opening reception Saturday, November 2, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at 51 N Street, NE, with an after-party at the Black Cat! Click here to RSVP.

FotoNOMA will feature 25,000 SF of exhibitions from a diverse group of photo organizations including: APA|DC, Critical Exposure, Empty Stretch presented by Indie Photobook Library, Galerie Blue Square, InstantDC, The International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), The Pulitzer Center, Silvercore Photography, STRATA Collective, Washington School of Photography, and Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW).  The 9-day exhibition will take place at 51 N Street, NE in space generously provided by The JBG Companies. Miss the opening party? The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday, November 2 through Sunday, November 10. Hours: weekends 10 AM – 6 PM, weekdays noon – 6 PM.

Opening Party Details: Hardy’s award-winning BBQ food truck will be on-site to serve BBQ chicken, beef, and pork sandwiches and soft tacos. Don’t forget the coleslaw! Refreshments included in ticket price. Click here to RSVP.

In addition to the opening reception, an after-show party and slideshow with DJs Matt Liberation Dunn and The Kaiser is being hosted by the Black Cat at their backstage area starting at 10pm. Check the Black Cat FotoNOMA page for details. Tickets for the after-party at the Black Cat may be purchased online separately.

Request for Volunteers: FotoNoMa is also seeking volunteers (who get special comp’d tickets and other benefits). More details at and

About the Exhibitions:

APADC: American Photographic Artists (APA) is dedicated to elevating your art and works while fearlessly protecting your content. As the most prestigious national organization for professional photographers, we are committed to leading our industry into the future. APA provides access to the most progressive local programming, determined activism, influential mentorships, affordable insurance options, and collective industry benefits. Supporting our community’s financial and artistic well being, we initiate, develop, and deliver the advantages necessary for a successful career in professional photography.

Critical Exposure: A nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. Critical Exposure empowers youth and youth-serving organizations to participate in the democratic process through an approach that combines photography and advocacy.

Empty Stretch: A photographic publisher and curatorial collective based in Washington,  D.C.

Galerie Blue Square: Located in Georgetown, Galerie Blue Square is dedicated to celebrating the talents of artists inspired by the principles and philosophies of the Russian avant-garde. Exploring ideas related to the creative insights of the Suprematist, Constructivist and non-objective art movements, gallery artists offer innovative responses to questions of form and content that  integrate both traditional materials and new technologies.

iPL: Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie-published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, non-English language photography books, and more. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library.

InstantDC: InstantDC is a photo group focused on experimenting with new technology and redefining what photography means in the 21st century through exhibiting members’ works. Are you a local photographer? Submit your works for review!

International League of Conservation Photographers: iLCP is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through communication initiatives that create vital content and disseminate conservation messages to a wide variety of audiences.

Pulitzer Center: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. The Center focuses on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences.

Silver Core Photography: The Washington, DC-based Silver Core Photographers Collective was founded in 2012 with the aim of bringing together film photographers who are interested in sharing their work with the DC community and helping to preserve the craft side of photography. The starting material must be silver-based…at the core!

The Silver Core members produce their images with equipment ranging from 8×10 Large Format to Medium Format to 35mm; black and white, and color. In the upcoming show, contact prints from large-format negatives will share wall space with silver gelatin prints made in the traditional darkroom, and archival pigment inkjet prints.

The Pulitzer Center will hold a special presentation and slideshow on November 3, from 4-6 PM.

STRATA Collective: STRATA is a photography collective borne out of a shared passion for the still image. Its members seek to document the beauty, humor, mystery and absurdity in the quotidian. The organization is not interested in stock photography nor in images that are simply illustrative. STRATA strives to create images that are hard to make and even harder to categorize; pictures that raise more questions than answers and reflect an eclectic, diverse worldview.

The Strata Collective is holding a special event on November 9 and 10 all day.

Washington School of Photography: Washington School of Photography offers many courses, ranging from traditional film and darkroom practice to digital media, in addition to a Professional Program leading to a certificate in professional photography. WSP’s state-of-the-art facility features a black-and-white darkroom; a dedicated digital teaching area; and a professional shooting studio.

WPOW: The mission of Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) is to educate the public about the work and accomplishments of women in the field of photojournalism and to instruct and train women within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with the purpose of improving and developing their capabilities as photojournalists, photo editors and multimedia producers. WPOW strives to meet this goal with its educational and instructional activities, and by providing opportunities for women in the field to discuss the unique challenges they face.

WPOW is holding a special event on November 9 from 1-5 PM, utilizing the bar and adjacent area for Nikon demonstrations.

FotoNoMa is seeking Volunteers!
Please volunteer for the opening party and during the week, conveniently setup in two-hour time slots. Volunteers get special benefits including comp tickets and other discounts. Here is how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to the invitation page on VolunteerSpot
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots. VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
  4. If you have any questions, contact James Campbell at 703-203-9877 or 

About FotoDC
Founded in 2008, FotoWeek DC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has evolved from a city-centric photography festival to FotoDC, a multi-season tribute to photography in all its forms. FotoDC celebrates the transformative power of photography through the exhibition of inspiring and provocative images, diverse programming, and collaboration with the local and international community. FotoWeek DC continues to play a central role in FotoDC programming, with its annual festival in November. More at

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