Celebrating Stories, Well Told
Join us June 7 – 10 in the nation’s capital as we celebrate the art of photography and the stories behind the images. For four days, Focus on the Story will convene some of the top names in photography. We want to bring together a community of photography lovers for a series of outstanding keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, exhibits, portfolio reviews, photowalks and community events.
Whether you are a professional, amateur, enthusiast or curious, here is your chance to spend four days celebrating, learning, seeing, living and breathing photography. What could be better, right?
Call for Entries: 2018 Focus on the Story Awards
Cash prizes awarded for best single image and best series – winners and finalists will be exhibited during the festival and published in our “best of” yearbook.
Speakers and Workshop Leaders
An exclusive opportunity to have one of our featured speakers review your portfolio.
Workshops & Photo Walks
Build your skills. Hone your craft. Get hands-on attention in small group settings.
Speakers & Panels
Stretch your horizons. Learn something. Spark your creativity. Get inspired.
Join us in the heart of D.C.'s famous Dupont Circle
With the District’s iconic buildings, monuments and memorials as the backdrop, there is no better setting to fire up your passion for photography.
The hub of activities for the inaugural Focus on the Story International Photo Festival will be at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where you’ll be only steps away from a vibrant selection of bars, restaurants and hotels, as well as the Metro’s Red Line.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the nation’s capital!