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Get ready for a night of photo exhibit projections, a silent auction of work by select DC-area photographers and music by DJ Kenny M at the Focus on the Story / Click DC Kickoff Party at Dupont Underground.

Come meet many of the acclaimed photographers participating in Focus on the Story 2019, a series of talks and presentations taking place that weekend. Get your tickets in advance and save $5 off the cost at the door. (If you are registered for Focus on the Story 2019, your registration includes entry into the Kickoff Party).

All proceeds raised from this event will benefit Focus on the Story, a nonprofit whose mission is to support visual storytelling that brings attention to critical issues, bridges cultural gaps and sparks social change.

Besides a popup gallery of the prints in our silent auction, there will also be projections of  several photo exhibits, including:

* The winners of the 2019 Focus on the Story Awards.
* "I Witness,” which includes the work of 25 internationally-celebrated photojournalists who have contributed images that explore conflict – personal, internal, psychosocial, military, cultural and religious experiences.
* The WPOW: Women Photojournalists of Washington's traveling exhibit, including the winners from their 2018 call for entries.
* The winners from a special Your Shot - National Geographic "focus on the story" call for entries.
* Work from Women Street Photographers curated by founder Gulnara Samoilova, one of the speakers at Focus on the Story 2019.
* And more....

This party also serves as the official kickoff to Click DC, a month-long celebration of photography taking place in the DC area. For the month of June, photography organizations, clubs and collectives, along with galleries across the city will join together to share their love of photography. They will host talks, workshops, photo walks, exhibits and other events that show the power of photography to entertain, enlighten and inspire us. Learn more at


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