We’re a few days away from the annual FotoWeekDC—one of the country’s most imaginative and wide-ranging photography festivals—and if ever there were an opportunity to connect with local photographers and immerse oneself in regional art with global purpose, this is it.
In anticipation of this year’s festival, District dwellers have had the unique opportunity to see their city through a new lens, both literally and figuratively, with FotoDC’s Faces & Places of DC competition. The photography contest explores the sights of the city around every corner, from the iconic monuments that have been photographed a million times to the tucked-away treasures you have to know to find. You can see a selection of winners and runners-up above: Some submissions capture the calm light of DC in all its majesty, others its beautifully alive energy.
While we can look forward to seeing a tremendous variety of photographs at FotoWeekDC’s more than 150 exhibits, programs, and panels—many of them taking place at this year’s hub, the National Geographic Museum—the images above do share one thing in common: They reveal the nation’s city as its denizens see it from behind the camera. FotoWeekDC takes place November 12–20