The Invisible Wall: Photographs from East of the River opens July 11 @ Vivid Solutions


East of the River

Anthony, Anacostia Waterfront Park, Washington, DC 2014

So the little project I’ve been working in my backyard here, East of the River, is ready for its first recital at Vivid Solutions Gallery in historic Anacostia.  A short walk from the Anacostia metro station the opening will feature myself, photographs, audio, and vino.  Please Do come! Leave a comment, tell your friends, make a new friend.

Also in August I’ll be hosting a shoot for a new project at Vivid Solutions: The Hopes and Fears Project. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Here are the details:





1231 Good Hope Road SE · Washington DC 20020
(Inside Anacostia Arts Center)
Hours: Tuesday – Friday noon to 5pm · Saturday 11am to 5pm

Susana Raab is a photographer at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and began documenting the communities surrounding the museum with a medium format and a 4×5 camera in 2008. Raab is interested in how these communities have formed and evolved over the past fifty years and how that visually manifests itself today. The images in The Invisible Wall: Photographs from East of the River are the result of her walks throughout the community, during which she seeks out scenes and subjects randomly, relishing the element of chance in her encounters and collaborations.

On August 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.,Raab will set up her camera in the lounge of Anacostia Arts Center, to take photographs for another project, The Loves and Fears Project. She will be creating portraits with collaborators who will write down their greatest loves and fears. Each guest will receive a digital copy of their portrait.



Brussels Belgium: 25th Festival Couleur Café


A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio

A Chicken in Love, Athens, Ohio

Brussels Belgium: 25th Festival Couleur Café

If any of you all happen to be in Brussels this June 25-27 to attend the festival Couleur Café; Consumed will be showing at the adjunct Cool Art Café,.  Since 1988, artistic Commissioner Herman Bertiau , has curated this  haven of peace amidst the bustle and festivities, where visitors can stop to relax.


More details about the exhibit can be found here

Alejandro Cartegena @the Art Museum of the Americas

Alejandro Cartegena @the Art Museum of the Americas

One of Washington’s little art nouveau/deco gems right off the Mall, the Art Museum of the America‘s will be hosting Alejandro Cartegena‘s series Suburbia Mexicana opening April 24 @ 6pm.

Tonight: At the Museum of American Art Caring for your Photography Collection

Collectors, photographers, printmakers and lovers of legacies: Tonight at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, photographic conservator and author Sylvie Penichon will present a lecture of for collectors of contemporary photographs (hereafter referred to as “My People”). Technical information and tips for what to look for when acquiring artworks and preserving your collection will be discussed.  Come find out how to preserve your pictures for generations to come.

More info available here; My People I will see you at 6.


Washington Project for the Arts Exhibition & Auction Gala Coming Soon DC

It’s that time of year to support the grassroots art organizations that make artistic interventions possible upon this homogenized states of america.  Price includes open bar auction bidding, pinatas, dessert and a chance to mingle with the creative class, even though if you are reading this, I’m guessing you ARE the artist class. (get member tickets).

I am delighted to have been selected by National Portrait Gallery (Ms.) Brandon Fortune to have two pieces from my project Cholita in the exhibit. Check it:


Totora de Cabalito, Huanchaco, Peru from the series Cholita


35 & Under Party Tickets Available NowTickets include open bar, auction bidding, piñatas, and dessert.DATE: March 22, 2014TIME: 9pm -11pmPRICE: $150LOCATION: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

MORE: Free Parking & Special Hotel Rate

Don’t miss our SELECT 2014 Exhibition, opening February 27th at Artisphere.SELECT 2014 features work by established and emerging artists from DC, Baltimore, Richmond and beyond.  WPA’s selection of exquisite, engaging, and exciting art works offers something for collectors both seasoned and aspiring

Upcoming DC Events: Photography, Filmaking, Madness, Social Justice & Beauty

Quite a lot of interesting things happening around town. Here’s a small sampling:


VOICES FROM WITHIN Premieres in Washington, D.C.
A documentary exploring rehabilitation and recovery
To view the trailer:
The documentary, VOICES FROM WITHIN, will premiere with two local screenings and filmmaker-led panel discussions in Washington, D.C. The film explores the complicated process of recovery and redemption through the experiences of four individuals in care at Saint Elizabeths psychiatric hospital.

SCREENING #1 :Saint Elizabeths Hospital (1100 Alabama Avenue SE – atop the Congress Heights Metro Station)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013.  7-9 PM. Free and open to the public.

SCREENING #2: The Goethe Institute 812 Seventh street NW – China Town Metro Station

Wednesday, November 13, 2013.   7-9 PM. Donations Suggested, open to the public.

Also Wednesday November 6 IN FOGGY BOTTOM, 6 PM:


November 7, 2013 7-10 PM Reservations Required RSVP Here


LA: Represent! Latino/US Cotidiano Opening at MOLAA Oct 5

ccdScreen shot 2013-09-23 at 6.23.27 PMAvid readers will recall a lil group exhibit extravaganza and book I was a part of along with a number of esteemed photographers in DC earlier this year.  Now, LA friends may witness the joy at molaa, the Museum of Latin American Art.  Please see below for an invitation to the opening reception, go, enjoy, and critique. As they used to say: discuss. Please.  See below for more details. Please note, reservations, and $10 donation required for non-members.

Opening:  Saturday Oct. 5 at 7 pm – 10.  molaa 628 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802


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