Focus on the Story 2020 Schedule

These are the events happening during the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival, which is held in June in Washington, DC. 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 on this schedule may change before April 1. 

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may, 2020

27may(may 27)9:00 am28(may 28)4:00 pmWorkshop: From Street to Stories with Ibarionex PerelloDeveloping a "street sense" to become a better storyteller9:00 am - 4:00 pm (28) EST TBA

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

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

28may7:00 pm10:00 pmKilombo Exhibit Sneak Peak7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Lost Origins Gallery

29may9:30 am10:30 amCharting Our Path9:30 am - 10:30 am Marvin Center: Amphitheater

29may11:00 am12:15 pmHow to survive and thrive in the gig economy11:00 am - 12:15 pm Marvin Center: Amphitheater

29may12:00 pm1:30 pmStreet Slam with DC SPC12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Marvin Center

29may1:15 pm2:15 pmThings you should know before you save the worldJamie Rose on how to break into humanitarian photography1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Marvin Center: Amphitheater

29may2:00 pm4:00 pmMaking Your Own Photo Zine2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Marvin Center

29may2:00 pm5:00 pmPhoto Walk: Colors of the CapitalExplore the Capital with an eye for all things color2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Marvin Center

29may2:30 pm3:30 pmSo, you want to be a rock & roll photographer?DC music photographers share the lessons they've learned2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Marvin Center

29may6:00 pm9:00 pmOpening Night Event: Panel Discussion and Reception6:00 pm - 9:00 pm TBA

30may5:00 am7:00 amMeetup: Sunrise over DC's iconic monumentsGet up early for this special meetup and spectacular view of the nation's capital5:00 am - 7:00 am Netherlands Carillon

30may9:00 am12:00 pmThe Diversify Photo Portfolio Review9:00 am - 12:00 pm Marvin Center: Grand Ballroom

30may9:00 am12:00 pmPhotowalk: The Beauty in BrutalismAn exploration of Washington D.C.'s iconic Brutalist architecture9:00 am - 12:00 pm TBA

30may2:15 pm3:15 pmA conversation with Malin FezehaiThe award-winning photographer will sit down with Ibarionex Perello, host of The Candid Frame2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Marvin Center: Grand Ballroom

30may3:30 pm4:30 pmMichael S. Williamson on covering the plight of America's poorThe two-time Pulitzer Prize winner talks about Rural America's health care crisis3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Marvin Center: Grand Ballroom

30may7:00 pm10:00 pmSaturday night mixer at the Line HotelRaise a toast with fellow attendees and see the Live Photo Contest projection7:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Line Hotel

31may9:30 am11:30 amLive Photo Contest Judging9:30 am - 11:30 am Marvin Center: Betts Theater

31may12:30 pm1:30 pmLa Puente: Challenging the Common GazeAward-winning photo book offers a new perspective on sex workers12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Marvin Center: Betts Theater

31may1:00 pm2:15 pmThe things left behindAndres Gonzalez documents the aftermath of American school shootings1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Marvin Center: Amphitheater

31may3:00 pm4:15 pmTelling Kimberly's StoryNina Berman pushes documentary storytelling to another level3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Marvin Center: Betts Theater

june, 2020

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