Friday Night’s Fixation @ Fight Club

This is it, folks.  FotoWeek DC is kicking off in style!  With so many events to choose from over the course of the week, I highly recommend you start things off by paying a visit to the underbelly of DC, aka “Fight Club”.  Brought to you by Ten Miles Square and The Pink Line Project, Fixation is sure to be a photography show (and night) to remember.

If you’ve never heard of Fight Club before, you’re definitely not alone.  If you have heard of Fight Club, you’re incredibly hip to the underground scene and are probably annoyed that a bunch of fancy artists are invading your space.  This exclusive skate park is home to DC’s local skater scene and is sure to be a place you’ll tell your grandkids about.

But enough about the venue, this show is about photography!  Nine amazing local DC photographers will be featuring their work (all of it for sale) Friday night, some familiar names you are sure to recognize.

“These nine photographers each create a narrative with a short series of images, building the viewer a bridge between the image of our Nation’s Capital and the people actually living inside it. Their photographs inspect our city’s subculture and the people who thrive in it, whether it is the pure ecstasy of a public baptism or the discovery of an elusive quiet moment as 18th Street rages nearby. Some create their own scenes, driven by the absurdity or crucial absences in our cityscapes. Others sneak in the backdoor of highly defined alternative lifestyles, finding characters dolled up for primetime, squeezed in the underbelly of the D.C. club scene. What they all have in common is a fixation on the individual in the hands of a much bigger picture.”

And as if that weren’t enough, there will be live music by one of my favorite local bands, The Jones, followed by some spinning by DJ Anish.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door that will give you access to art, music, and all of the Stella you can drink.  That’s right, I said free ($10) beer.

This is sure to be a killer event with hundreds of people in attendance.  My one word of advice is to dress warm as skaters apparently don’t need a heating system in their joint, and much of the place is exposed to the outdoors.  I hope to see you all there!  Here are the details:


Fight Club
1250 9th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
(enter through Blagden Alley on N Street between 9th and 10th Streets)


Friday, November 14 from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Photographers on Display:

Chris Chen
Tracy Clayton
Max Cook
Steve Goldenberg
Cesar Lujan
Brian Knight
Anthony Smallwood
John Ulaszek
Joshua Yospyn

Music by:

The Jones
DJ Anish

In Association With:

Fotoweek DC
Duplex Diner

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

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