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With the advent of iPhones, all of us are pretty good Instagram photographers. But there’s something really special about photos taken with professional cameras, ones that get the angles and lighting just right. D.C is celebrating these photos next week with FotoWeekDC.

The week, which starts Saturday and ends November 20, will include more than 150 exhibits that feature the best photojournalism and fine art photography in the world. Created in 2008, FotoWeekDC has grown to attract more than 40,000 attendees every year. Involved galleries include the National Geographic Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Hillyer Arts Space, and the Mexican Cultural Institute, along with many others.

FotoWeekDC Coordinator Marissa Rubenstein told FamousDC that the event aims to bring some of the best photography to a wider audience.

“FotoWeekDC is D.C.’s largest visual arts festival. We strive to make photography accessible to the community and truly feel that our new partnership with National Geographic will go a long way in making FotoWeekDC an integral part of D.C.’s visual arts community,” Rubenstein said in a statement.

The week of photography kicks off tonight at the National Geographic Museum with an opening night party. Tickets are still available here, and cost $55 for an open bar, photo booths, food, music, and early access to exhibits in the building.

Here are some exhibits to look forward to: 

The Most Popular Instagram Photos at NatGeo


“Welcome Home” by Laine Shakerdge at Cross MacKenzie Gallery


“A Changing World” by Pulitzer Center student fellows at the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence


“Politicking” by Ben Baker at NatGeo