Both exhibitions have come to fruition as the result of FotoQuest, the search for great work by photographers throughout the DC metropolitan area. FotoQuest 2011, which took place between January 17th and February 7th, included two opportunities for photographers to present their work for consideration – to one of five photography industry experts, or to the FotoDC Panel comprised of board and staff members.

“Five x Five” is the aptly named exhibition highlighting five photographers exhibiting five works each that were selected by five photography industry experts – 5 Curators x 5 Photographers, hence the title of the show.

“FotoDC Panel Selections” is a selection of works culled from thousands of images submitted by hundreds of DC area photographers for members of the FotoDC Panel to review.

FotoDC’s collection of over 500 international photography books published between 2008 and 2010, known as the FotoBooks exhibition, will be on display throughout the month.

Opening Party

Join us for an Opening Party as we present FLASH and The Uncover/Discover Series exhibition celebrating 55 DC metro photographers from March 18 - April 17. 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, 12th & 13th Floors.

FLASH Gallery Hours:

March 17-April 17, 2011
Mondays and Tuesdays: closed (available for private events)
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5 PM – 10 PM
Fridays: 5PM - 11 PM; Saturdays: Noon – 11 PM; Sundays: Noon – 7 PM


April 1, 8 and 15, 2011 after 6:30 PM 5K Race
FREE with a racing bib
Every Friday in April, the Crystal City BID in partnership with Pacers, hosts 5K Fridays – 5 kilometer race through the streets of Crystal City that starts at 6:30 PM. For the three Fridays that coincide with gallery hours of FLASH, runners will be invited to “FLASH after DASH: for an after party. Runners will be provided with a complimentary drink and enjoy the lounge atmosphere and photography exhibit. The Washington Wine Academy will also be hosting wine tastings.

Flickr FLASH

April 1 and 8, 2011
FREE – No submission fee
A contest for photographers to submit their photos of 5K Fridays races on April 1 and 8. The photo contest winner will be announced at the 5K Friday race on Friday, April 15. Details on how to submit the photos are below. The Crystal City BID has teamed with ARLNow.com for this contest.


2450 Crystal Dr
Arlington, VA, 22202