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Mexican Embassy’s FotoweekDC Exhibitions Opening Party:

The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Friday, November 9th, 2012
6:30pm – 8:30pm | FREE!

Come join the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Spain for a joint opening event celebrating Fotoweek DC. The Mexican Cultural Institute will feature three photo exhibitions, from Luces y Sombras: Fourteen Travelers in Mexico, Photos from the Bank of America Collection which follows American photographers in Mexico throughout the 20th century, to Visions of Mexico: The Photography of Hugo Brehme and its accompanying exhibit La Frontera: Artists on the US-Mexican Border from Stefan Falke.

The Embassy of Spain adds two riveting exhibits to this event–The Spanish National Photography Prize: Connections and Confrontations, which collects for the first time the winners of the prestigious national award, and Transitional Bodies, a photography exhibition featuring works from 17 Iberoamerican countries, organized by the Iberoamerican Embassies in Washington DC.

The event will feature live latin jazz music, projections, a wine reception, and connected walkways between the institutions. Please RSVP to [email protected] More information:

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