The 4th Annual Focus on the Story International Photo Festival is here. Join us for a month-long celebration of photography in Washington, D.C. Read More "Covid 19 Mask" by Mustafa Bilge Satkin was a finalist in the Focus on the Story Portrait Awards 2021 Presenting the Winners of the Focus on the Story Portrait Awards 2021 Read More Second Runner-Up: "Whisper My Sins to Me" by Kate Warren

We are turning June into a month-long celebration of photography in the nation’s capital. Our vision is to create an inclusive festival that celebrates the city’s diversity and global importance, promotes cultural understanding and makes photography accessible to people of all backgrounds.

Upcoming Events

Each Year We Showcase the World’s Best Visual Storytellers

Griselda San Martin Panelist 2018 Nina Berman Featured Speaker 2020 Ruddy Roye Featured Speaker 2019 Ernesto Bazan Featured Speaker 2020 Maggie Steber Featured Speaker 2018 Carl Juste Panelist 2018, 2019, and 2020 Lucian Perkins Featured Speaker 2019 Michael McCoy Panelist 2019 and 2020 Endia Beal Featured Speaker 2018 Leah Millis Panelist 2019 and 2020 Andrea Bruce Featured Speaker 2019 Laurel Chor Panelist 2020 Sheila Pree Bright Panelist 2019 and 2020 Xyza Cruz Bacani Featured Speaker 2018, Panelist 2019 and 2020

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