Friday, September 07, 2012

DC to host photography fair

My good friend Kathleen Ewing, whose iconic photography gallery has been the standard bearer for fine art photography in the DMV (and the nation in general) for decades, is launching a satellite photography fair to coincide with Connersmith's (e)merge art fair.

This is good for the DMV art scene... the more art fairs the better... and if (e)merge can continue to spawn satellites, that is a sign of success... now all that we need to do is to have the region with one of the world's highest concentration of wealth (I'd guess 25% of the 1% lives around here) start buying some original art to hang on their walls instead of framed [fill in the hoity toity college of your choice] posters or vintage movie French or Italian movie posters of old Cary Grant movies.

The fair will feature more than fifteen established fine art photography galleries from across the United States, with representative samples from their gallery inventories. An extraordinary range of photographic images—from 19th-Century Images to cutting-edge contemporary visions—will be on display and available for purchase.

2801 Sixteenth Street, NW (former residence of the Ambassador of Spain) Columbia Heights neighborhood, accessible by Metro and major bus routes
Friday, October 5: Opening Night Preview (by invitation only)
Saturday, October 6: Noon to 7pm
Sunday, October 7: 11am to 5pm

A Saturday morning panel discussion, "On Collecting Photography" will be held from 11am to 12 noon. All weekend events are FREE and open to the public.

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