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Friday, November 18, 2011

Goethe-Institut opens new photo show

The opening of 'On the Lakeshore...and Other Stories' at the Goethe-Institut/Patricia Leslie

A photograph by Kaitlin Jensco, a featured artist at the Goethe-Institut

A photograph by Sara Winston, a featured artist at the Goethe-Institut

A photograph by Iris Janke, one of the featured artists at the Goethe-Institut

       Visitors admire the photographs of Sara Winston at the Goethe-Institut/Patricia Leslie

At the opening of the Goethe-Institut's new photo show/Patricia Leslie

An exhibit of everyday European and American household and family scenes opened last week at the photo gallery at Goethe-Institut, and features works by Germany's Iris Janke and two American photographers, Sara Winston and Kaitlin Jensco. Children, including some of the same children pictured in different poses, are the subjects of many of the photographs which are mounted with handwritten labels on walls.
According to information at the Goethe, the exhibit is intended to enrich conversation, sparked by the artists who collaborated on "dialogue on a common topic: self-identity." Examples of Ms. Jensco's rural upbringing in Southern Maryland are quite evident in her photographs.
Sara Winston grew up in Orange County, New York and is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art and Design where Ms. Jensco is a student. Ms. Janke's work has been exhibited in several galleries in Europe and included in many publications.
The opening day of the exhibit was timed to coincide with the just-ended DC FotoWeek.
What: "On the Lakeshore ... and Other Stories"
When: Now through January 27, 2012: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday
Where: Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street, NW
Admission: No charge
Metro Stations: Gallery Place-Chinatown (1/2 block away), Metro Center, or Navy Memorial-Archives
Bike racks: Available
For more information: 202-289-1200 

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