Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fotoweek DC
Tuesday, November 19th 2008, Michael Cunningham's Presentation
(Discovery Communications hosted Luncheon Presentations throughout the week.)  
Michael Cunningham checking out his own work in the Gallery Hall at Discover Communications.  
Michael laughing about checking out his own work, with his brother.  
'Okay, one portrait of the brothers before they leave.'  (In his presentation, Michael detailed how much his family inspired and encouraged him in accomplishing this project.)  

One of the most anticipated presentations of the week was by Michael Cunningham.  Where some photographers play music during their slide shows, Michael goes above and beyond.  He actually had a live singer performing at his presentation.  Michael's photos of Church Hats as worn by ladies in Southern African American Churches, became a series he called "Crowns", which then became a book, then became the basis for a nationally acclaimed play that has been performed in over 200 locations.  WOW

Actress, singer, performer Grabrielle Goyette, relaxes before her performance.  She performs regularly at Arina Stage in Washington DC.  Her voice timed with the photo series got me a little misty eyed.  

Fotoweek Central at 3333 Wisconsin Ave in DC
This gallery goer, I believe might actually be looking at one of my photos
Yes, here it is.  This is my tiny image among thousands.  I can now say I did get some of my work presented at Fotoweek DC.