Focus on the Story 2020 Schedule

The Focus on the Story International Photo Festival is moving online as the world’s first virtual photo festival. Bookmark this page and check back often as we’ll be adding events leading up to the festival. Please note: The time, and even the day, of an event is subject to change; be sure to sign up for our email alerts so you can keep up with any last-minute schedule adjustments.

april, 2020

01apr7:00 pm8:30 pmFinding Your Creativity During Isolation and Social DistancingA Panel Discussion on Practicing Your Art in the Time of Covid-197:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

08apr7:00 pm8:30 pmSearching for Hope in a Time of DespairA discussion on the power of photography to lift us up in a time of need7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

15apr8:00 am9:30 amPhotojournalism on the front lines of a pandemicHow photographers are documenting the story of our lifetime and what they've learned8:00 am - 9:30 am ET Online: Zoom

22apr7:00 pm8:30 pmSo, you want to be a rock & roll photographer?DC music photographers share the lessons they've learned7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET Online: Zoom

may, 2020

27may9:30 am4:30 pmWorkshop: #PhotoBizSkills - MarketingJamie Rose teaches the marketing skills you need to grow your business9:30 am - 4:30 pm ET TBA

28may9:30 am4:30 pmWorkshop: Get FundedJamie Rose shows you how to finance personal projects 9:30 am - 4:30 pm TBA

29may6:00 pm8:00 pmStreet Slam with DC SPC6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online: Zoom

31may2:00 pm3:00 pmThe things left behindAndres Gonzalez documents the aftermath of American school shootings2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online: Zoom

31may3:30 pm4:30 pmTelling Kimberly's StoryNina Berman pushes documentary storytelling to another level3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Online: Zoom

june, 2020

03jun7:00 pm8:30 pmThings you should know before you save the worldJamie Rose on how to break into humanitarian photography7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Online: Zoom

04jun(jun 4)11:00 am06(jun 6)4:00 pmPhoto Book Fair at the Art Museum of the Americas11:00 am - 4:00 pm (6) Art Museum of the Americas

04jun6:30 pm9:30 pmWorkshop: Exhibiting and Selling Your PhotographsA Smithsonian Associates Workshop on How to Get Your Photos Seen and Sold6:30 pm - 9:30 pm S. Dillon Ripley Center

04jun7:00 pm8:30 pmHow to survive and thrive in the gig economy7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Marvin Center: Amphitheater

06jun9:30 am2:30 pmWorkshop: DSLR Photography BasicsA Capital Photography Center Workshop9:30 am - 2:30 pm Capital Photography Center

07jun9:30 am4:30 pmWorkshop: The Lightroom Develop Module In-DepthA Capital Photography Center Workshop9:30 am - 4:30 pm Capital Photography Center

09jun6:30 pm9:30 pmWorkshop: Custom Digital Printing and Mat CuttingA Smithsonian Associates Workshop6:30 pm - 9:30 pm S. Dillon Ripley Center

13jun10:10 am2:10 pmWorkshop: Photographic Composition- Essential TechniquesA Capital Photography Center Workshop10:10 am - 2:10 pm Capital Photography Center

14jun9:30 am4:30 pmWorkshop: Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR CameraA Smithsonian Associates Workshop9:30 am - 4:30 pm National Museum of Natural HIstory

20jun9:30 am1:30 pmWorkshop: DSLR Photography BasicsA Capital Photography Center Workshop9:30 am - 1:30 pm Capital Photography Center - Virginia

28jun3:00 pm5:00 pmLive Photo Contest Judging3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Online: Zoom

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