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November 9, 2010

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Photographic Exhibit: Perspectives On Homeland And IdentityLocal And Saudi Students Exhibit Photographic Perspectives On Homeland And Identity

Washington, DC - International student photography exhibition features work from UDC, American University and Dar Al-Hekma College students to foster diversity and collaboration during DC FotoWeek

What: The collaborative exhibition titled Celebrating Diversity, Homeland, and Identity will feature the best student photography from the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), American University, and the female-only Dar Al-Hekma College of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This exhibition creates a platform for students to exchange cultural and educational experience.

DC Foto Week 2010In conjunction with DC Foto Week 2010, the Launch Party will include special guests (including photographers), refreshments, live music, and a silent auction with proceeds donated to Vort Port.

Vort Port is an international nonprofit organization that works for a world where people in developing nations can have access to economic opportunities, afford clean energy, and live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

When: The exhibition’s launch party will be on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Friday, November 19, during DC FotoWeek and UDC’s International Education Week. Afterwards, it moves to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from December 4th through 10th.

Where: Gallery 42, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 (on the UDC campus).

Who: Photography students from UDC, American University, and Dar Al-Hekma College (Saudi Arabia), exhibition jurors, International Organization members, DC Movers and Shakers, the nonprofit community and the DC community at-large.

Visuals: The launch will provide multiple opportunities to photograph, film and/or interview the exhibition jurors (professors of photography), student photographers, attendees, and over 20 photographs that make up the exhibition.


As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College of the District of Columbia, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the College Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.

Contact: Rosemari Ochoa, photoclubudc@gmail.com