Give me that Ole Time Photography!
Phil Nesmith is an old school photographer. I mean ooooold old school – silver nitrate (heard that word lately?), glass plates (been antique shopping lately?), and no camera. Have you ever made a pinhole camera from an oatmeal box?

Well, what was considered experimental and wierd science in its 19th century day, is Phil’s way of making new art and Irvine Contemporary Gallery is featuring his work in an exhibit titled “Flight Patterns: New Photograms”

The show opens Friday, October 30 and lasts through December 12. The Irvine Contemporary Gallery is located at 1412 14th Street, NW in Washington, DC.

FOTOWEEK DC 2009 is coming up November 7 – 14. The organization and festival are only a year old, but have gained a lot of ground very fast. FOTOWEEK DC has programs and exhibitions going on year round, including the annual competition which is open to national and international photographers. Location for FOTOWEEK DC – the DC of course.

A “sneak peek” reception is happening at Neiman Marcus (Mazza Gallery – 5300 Wisconsin Ave., NW) on October 29 from 6-9. Lucian Perkins, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Runway Madness will give remarks. Price is $20 at the door.

The Official Launch will be in Georgetown at FOTOWEEK DC Central between 33rd and 34th Streets, NW. The cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Most exhibits and displays are free. Visit their website,, for more information.