National Geographic

Schedule of Events

November 11—20, 2016


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Friday, November 11
7:30 PM ET

Starts from $40

FotoWeekDC Opening Party

Join us for an exciting evening of photography exhibitions, open bars, small bites, photobooths, music by Prince Paul, and more as we kick off the 9th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival.

Saturday, November 12
7:30 PM ET

Starts from $25

Life Without Borders

Explore the world’s hidden wild places with National Geographic adventurers and photographers Becca Skinner and Robbie Shone. She spent more than 200 days last year sleeping outside. He is an accomplished cave explorer. Together, they are harnessing new technology to defy borders and redefine the meaning of community—one “like” at a time.

Still of In Search of Zotz
Sunday, November 13
7:30 PM ET

Starts from $25


Experience the breadth of National Geographic storytelling in a series of six short films by and about our explorers and photographers. Curated in partnership with the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

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Sunday, November 13
2:00 PM ET

Starts from $25

FotoWalk with Robbie Shone and Becca Skinner

See the city like you’ve never seen it before. Discover urban wild spaces with National Geographic photographers Robbie Shone and Becca Skinner.

Picture of an expedition team in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
Wednesday, November 16
7:30 PM ET

Starts from $25


Veteran National Geographic photographer Cory Richards uses his camera to share a fascinating personal journey of struggle and redemption, using stories set against some of the planet’s most tantalizing backdrops: Antarctica, Russia, the Okavango Delta, the jungles of Burma, and Mt. Everest.

Picture of two men for the photo project "Where Love Is Illegal"
Friday, November 18
7:30 PM ET

Starts from $25

Where Love Is Illegal

National Geographic photographers have pushed boundaries and pioneered change for more than a century. Photographer Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world. His current project “Where Love Is Illegal,” documents the intimate moments of LGBT survivors of discrimination and persecution around the globe.

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Saturday, November 19
2:00 PM ET

Starts from $25

FotoWalk with Robin Hammond and Brock Thompson

Learn how the LGBT community in Washington, DC has leveraged technology and the power of visual storytelling to change the world.


The museum was open from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. during FotoWeek for exhibitions featuring stunning images from NatGeo photographers.

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FotoWeekCentral Exhibitions  

FotoWeekCentral Exhibitions

The FotoDC FotoWeekCentral exhibitions feature high-caliber photography with an emphasis on contemporary themes. Exhibitions with social and political significance were curated to expose visitors to a variety of work, ranging from documentary to fine art and beyond.

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@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos  

@NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos

National Geographic Museum’s new exhibition ”@NatGeo: Popular Instagram Photos” captures and curates the most liked, commented on, and favorited photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account.

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Keep up with FotoWeekDC by following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Photos: Ami Vitale/WPOW, Lindsey Leger/WPOW, Jeffrey Morris/WPOW, Melissa Golden/WPOW (Fotoweekcentral exhibitions); David Doubilet/National Geographic (@NatGeo Exhibition)

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