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EyeEm 72-Hour Photo Challenge

What: Explore the nation’s capital with your camera and enter your best shots in our live photo challenge. Entry is free and you do not have to be registered in the festival to participate. Instructors from Glen Echo Photoworks will pick the winners during a live judging session, which will be open to the public, on Sunday afternoon to close the festival.

How: Shoot photos in D.C. from Thursday through Sunday morning and enter them in the “EyeEm Photo Challenge.” Just create a  free account at EyeEm.com — the world’s largest photo community — and upload your entries by 9 a.m. Sunday morning, tagging them #EyeEmDC.

1st place wins a FUJIFILM instax SHARE SP-2 printer and film and a Black Rapid gear package that includes the Double Breathe harness,  Classic Retro RS4 strap and WandeR Bundle smartphone tether system.
2nd place wins a FUJIFILM instax SHARE SP-2 printer and film.
3rd place wins a $130 credit from Moment.


What: Check out the FUJIFILM X Series lineup of lenses and cameras. See something you’d like to try? Borrow it for free and use it during the Capital Pride Parade Photo Walk with FUJIFILM on Saturday afternoon.

When: Noon Friday, June 8 to noon Sunday, June 10.

Where: At the first floor exhibition space.

Tamron Gear Loans

What: Stop by the Tamron booth and check out their exciting lineup of lenses. But don’t just look – borrow one for free and head out into the city to put it through the paces. It’s a great opportunity to find the right lens for you.

When: 9 a.m. Friday, June 8 to noon Sunday, June 10.

Where: At the first floor exhibition space.


Opening Night Party at Gallery O on H Street

What: Help us kick off a great weekend of photography with drinks, appetizers and two exhibits at Gallery O on H Street. Mingle with some of our featured speakers and help us celebrate our inaugural photo festival. (Your ticket to the party is included with your paid registration. To buy an extra ticket, click here.)

When: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, June 8

Where: Gallery O on H Street, 1354 H St NE


FotoDC Sunrise Photo Shoot with Angela B. Pan

What: Award-winning landscape photographer Angela B. Pan will lead a sunrise photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial. Coffee and donuts courtesy of FotoDC.

When: 5:20 a.m. Saturday, June 9

Where: At the base of the Lincoln Memorial steps, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW.

Capital Pride Parade Photo Walk with FUJIFILM

What: There may be no event more fun to photograph in the District than the annual Capital Pride Parade, which will pass just two blocks away from the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival. More than 200 contingents of floats, marchers and dancers will turn the 1.5 mile route through the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods into a celebration of DC’s LGBTQ+ community. Head out with the FUJIFILM team to capture the festivities.

When: 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 9.

Where: Meet in the courtyard of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW, near Dupont Circle.

“Gratuity Included” an exhibition of works by Chris Suspect

What: After the Capital Pride Parade join us for the opening reception of  Chris Suspect’s  “Gratuity Included” exhibit at Lost Origins Gallery in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

When: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, June 9

Where: Lost Origins Gallery, 3110 Mt Pleasant St NW