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American University Photographers Focus on FotoWeekDC

By Devan Kaney

Iwan Bagus (middle) SOC adjunct and Head of Photography at University of the District of Columbia, Strommette Hazel (left) President of UDC Photo Club, and Marcus Young (right) Vice President of UDC Photo Club. Credit: Shaun Scroth

Iwan Bagus (middle) SOC adjunct and Head of Photography at University of the District of Columbia, with the president (left) and vice president of the UDC photo club. Credit: Shaun Scroth

American University photography students, faculty and alumni are gearing up for FotoWeek DC 2015. While it is not an official major, AU has a talented and active corps of photographers who are strongly engaged in Washington DC’s local arts scene. 

FotoWeekDC is a weeklong photography festival that runs November 7–15, 2015. The event attracts amateur and professional photographers. Foto DC’s mission is to provide exposure for photographers and to make high-quality photography accessible to audiences and the local community. The event is always a big deal for AU photographers. 

The President of the American Society of Media Photographers, David Weigold, is going to jury American University’s submission to the FotoWeekDC group show “This is Not a Selfie”. The show will open at the University of District of Columbia and will feature work from AU students Alexandra Korba, Lu Bai, Keiran Snow-Dawson, Anna Rutenbeck, Michelle Hernandez, Anna Northrop and Pooja Patel.

Current AU Photo adjunct, staff, and alumni have been invited to participate at the Studio Gallery’s Photographers @ Work exhibition. The exhibit will run until November 14th, 2015 and will feature work from Iwan Bagus, Amy Hendrick, Leena Jayaswal, Shaun Schroth, Alexandra Silverthorne and Rania Razek.

AU adjunct professor Silverthorne will also be one of four photographers featured in the show “drift” at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Gallery at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD. The show opens November 16th, 2015.