Festival

Celebrating Stories That Make a Difference

Join us May 28 – June 2 in the nation’s capital as we celebrate the art of photography and the stories behind the images. Focus on the Story brings together a community of photography lovers for a series of outstanding keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibits, portfolio reviews, photowalks and community events.

The "best single image" winner in the 2018 Focus on the Story Awards © Alain Schroeder

Our Lineup

Keep an eye on this space. We’ll be adding internationally-recognized speakers, workshop instructors and photo walk leaders in the coming weeks. Check out our list of speakers from our 2018 festival to see the kind of photographic talent we are assembling in 2019.

Portfolio Reviews

An exclusive opportunity to have one of our featured speakers review your portfolio.

Workshops & Photo Walks

Build your skills.  Hone your craft. Get hands-on attention in small group settings.

Speakers & Panels

Stretch your horizons. Learn something. Spark your creativity. Get inspired.

Join us on the campus of George Washington University

With the District’s iconic buildings, monuments and memorials as the backdrop,  there is no better setting to  fire up your passion for photography.

The hub of activities for Focus on the Story 2019 will be at the George Washington University’s Marvin Center, where you’ll be only blocks away from the White House and National Mall and steps from a vibrant selection of bars, restaurants, hotels and the DC Metro.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the nation’s capital!

You're Going to Need Extra Memory Cards

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in sponsoring this year’s festival or partnering with us? Contact Joe Newman at joe@focusonthestory.org