Anacostia FotoweekDCOctober 24, 2011
ARCH Artists in Residency Program is hosting three Northern Irish photographers as part of an on-going cultural exchange between with Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast Exposed. As part of their two month stay, the three selected artists for this program; Mark Doxey, Jane Butler and Paddy Kelley have integrated themselves into the Anacostia community, culminating in a group exhibition at Blank Space SE on November 2nd, from 5-7pm. Expect to see documentary style photography through the use of traditional processing, pin hole cameras and digital images. ARCH’s residency program is funded, in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Historic Anacostia also has a new public art installation that is on display for the next year. Vivid Solutions DC Print Lab printed twenty photo panels that are part of the Ward 8 Business Distrcit Beautification Project and installed on Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE. The photo panels are sponsored by DC Department of Housing and Community Development and Four Points LLC. Photographers involved with this project are: Marlon Norman, Renee Woodward, Melani Douglass, Luis Peralta, Tendani Mpulubusi El, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Jonathan French, Bruce McNeil, Deborah Terry, David Garber, Ozy Mandais, Nikki Tomeko Peele, Ashley Boyd, Andrea Hope, Shannon Holloway and Amber Robles-Gordon.