FotoWeek: Critical Exposure Auction Tickets Still Available!

Trinidad, Cuba © Susana Raab 2009

Need some new art, and let’s face it, who doesn’t? Check out the very worthy auction:
FotoWeek DC and Critical Exposure invite you to

“Picture Equality: An Evening of Empowerment Through Photography”

Reception & Silent Auction of Photographs

Thursday, November 12th, 6:30-9:30 pm
FotoWeek Central 1 at 3338 M St. NW in Georgetown

Tickets are $75 and include wine, beer, and appetizers. Click here to purchase!

FotoWeek DC has partnered with Critical Exposure to run “Cameras for Kids,” a program that teaches documentary photography and social advocacy to DC public school students.  Currently there is a program for students at Martin Luther King Elementary School.

The evening will consist of a reception with wine, beer, and appetizers, as well as a silent auction of images donated by over thirty professional photographers, including:
Damon Winter, a staff photographer for The New York Times, who took over 90,000 photos of Obama during the 2008 Presidential Campaign, one of which is in our auction.  He later won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for a selection of this work.
Ami Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic and is best known for cultural documentation.  Her stories have been awarded numerous grants, including The Canon Female Photojournalist Award for her work in Kashmir, and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace.
Patrick Farrell, a staff photographer for The Miami Herald, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for his coverage of the 2008 Hurricane Season that ravaged Haiti.
Ed Kashi is an award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker and education dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times.

Paul Nicklen, who grew up in a small Inuit community in Canada’s Arctic and has spent his photography career documenting the Arctic and its inhabitants.

Todd Heisler, whose images focus on American life and who won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography at the Rocky Mountain News for a project entitled “The Final Salute.”  Now a staff photographer for the New York Times, he works on a weekly project, “1 in 8 million,” that highlights the lives of New Yorkers.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a beautiful photograph and support arts programming for at-risk DC youth. A limited number of tickets are available. Reserve your spot at the auction!

Critical Exposure is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that teaches youth to use the power of photography and their own voices to become effective advocates for school reform and social change. By empowering young people to develop skills in documentary photography and advocacy, and to exhibit their images and stories in galleries, coffee shops, and other public spaces, we expose citizens and policymakers to the realities and challenges faced by DC youth. Learn more at
Unpromo-ed, but very much in the auction is an uncharacteristic offering from me: a black and white of a church in the Cuban town of Trinidad, at dusk.  V. affordable and worthy of your tax-deductible contribution!


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