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"FotoCraft Camera Club Celebrating 64 Years Of Photography"
2001-05-03 until 2001-06-30
Alexandria Black History Resource Center
USA United States of America
The Alexandria Black History Resource Center will
host a new photography exhibit,
FotoCraft Camera Club: celebrating 64 Years of Photography. The
exhibition, opening is May 1, is composed of works by FotoCraft Camera
Club, an historic African Anmerican photography association.
The FotoCraft Camers Club was formed in 1937, when a group of African
Americans met at Washington's, D.C. 12th Street Y.M.C.A. to discuss
photography. FotoCraft became a formal organization in 1940 and in
1941 was the firstphotography club in Washington D.C. to sponsor a
citywide competition. Over the past 64 years the club has shared its
worrk and knowledge through its darkroom labs, lectures and
exhibitions. The group has held exhibitions at Howard University,
Martin Luther King Library, Capital Children Museum, both in
Washington, D.C. Presently the group has a Photo Exhibit Celebrating
America traveling in West Africa. Individual members have had work
shown at the Atlanta Black Art Festival, in city around the nations as
well as Cuba and China. One member Sharon Farmer was White House Chief
Photographer under the Clinton Adminstration, another member Robert
McNeill has been works has been shown at the Smithsonian along side of
that of Gordon Parks.
The Alexandria Black History Resource Center and the FotoCraft Club
exhibition is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
and from 1:00 PM to 5 PM on Sundays. The historic site and exhibition
The Alexandria Black Resource Center is located at 638 North Alfred
Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Ample street parling is available and the center
is conveniently located five blocks from from the Braddock Road
MetroRail station. The Center complies with the terms of the ADA.
Visitors that require special assistance call in advance of their
visit. For information call 703-838-4356.