Click D.C., “a month-long celebration of photography”, is scheduled to be held in the D.C. metro area for the first time next month.
The festival is aiming to bring together galleries from across the District, over two dozen photography organizations, clubs and collectives, including Women Photograph, which is an initiative promoting female and non-binary photojournalists.
Paid workshops “for those looking to build their skills,” talks, photo walks, exhibits and many other activities will be offered as part of the event.
The #ClickDC purpose is not only to inspire local photographers, but also teach them! Learn from Geoff Livingston and @CapitalPhotog for their one of a kind workshop on June 13! https://t.co/EWWbxT3S3d
— ClickDC (@ClickDCFest) May 3, 2019
Documentary photographer Ruddy Roye, whose work features race and inequality issues in the U.S., is one of the speakers attending Click D.C. Among other acclaimed photographers taking part are Andrea Bruce, Lucian Perkins, Alicia Vera and Sharon Farmer, as well as others.
— Alicia Vera (@AliciaVera) May 22, 2019
The event will officially start on May 31 with “Focus on the Story 2019”, a series of talks and presentations that will take place on the George Washington University campus. There will also be an opening party on the night of the same day at Dupont Underground with projections of photo exhibits, popup gallery of prints from D.C.-area photographers and music by DJ Kenny M.
All the money raised from the kickoff party will go to Focus on the Story, a nonprofit supporting “visual storytelling that brings attention to critical issues, bridges cultural gaps and sparks social change.”
Check out www.clickdc.org for the full schedule.
If anyone here in Washington DC sometime this week, don't miss out @womenphotograph photo installation in ClickDC. My work exhibited there alongside list of amazing women photographer!! pic.twitter.com/gFni8I4NZk
— Nyimas Laula (@NyimasLaula) May 22, 2019