Azerbaijan, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline, Exhibitions, Festivals, FotoWeek DC, United States, Washington

FotoWeek DC Launch / Projections of Reality

fri nov 5, 2010, 8pm-11pm
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW

space is limited
Admission is $45 and benefits FotoWeek DC,
a 501(c) (3) nonprofit.

FotoWeek DC is supported in part by the DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities.


From James Wellford, International Photo Editor at Newsweek:

PROJECTIONS OF REALITY FEATURED AT FOTOWEEK DC
Documentary work projected as part of the NightGallery program

On Saturday November 6th from 6-11pm, Projections of Reality showcases the work of nine photographers who challenge the conventions of visual narrative on the exterior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Projections of Reality, launched earlier this year in Moscow, is a pioneering touring exhibition platform for the most provocative visual storytelling being produced today. The show introduces new work at each new venue.

For NightGallery DC, Projections of Reality presents an eclectic selection of work by artists who share an intensely creative instinct for compelling stories:

Jan Banning’s portraits of mid-level bureaucrats in eight different countries; Benjamin Lowy’s moving landscapes of torn, unstable places around the globe; issues of water scarcity by Balazs Gardi; blindness by Stefano de Luigi; interrogations in the Ukraine by Donald Weber; Thomas Dworzak’s images of found Taliban portraits; Tim Hetherington’s enigmatic visions of sleeping soldiers on Afghanistan’s front line; the disastrous BP oil spill by Christopher Morris; and finally the monumental work on separation walls in conflict challenged parts of the world by Kai Wiedenhoefer.

“Photographs are windows to our world and in profound ways allow us to cross emotional thresholds and enter and share the spaces, conditions, and lives of others. Each series is a world unto itself, each possessing its own urgency. We hope these images will provoke a vigorous dialogue among viewers as they engage with the issues reflected within” – says the show’s curator James Wellford.

More about the project: www.projectionsofreality.org

The Corcoran evening projection is open to the public.

In addition to the Corcoran, the Projections of Reality will be shown at Dupont Circle and Satellite Central (M Street – Georgetown). Check out the schedule at: www.fotoweekdc.org

I will also have work from Azerbaijan and my work this summer covering the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, “Azerbaijan and the Second Oil Boom,” will be exhibited as part of the Georgetown University Second Annual Student Exhibit from November 6-13.

“Please come to our opening reception on Saturday, November 6th from 5-7”