The 10th annual FotoWeek DC festival, a truly citywide celebration of photography, is back!
Whether through fine art photography, photojournalism, or the work of emerging artists, FotoDC provides a dynamic, evocative and engaging experience for photographers, cultural institutions, galleries, curators, schools, area residents, and tens of thousands of viewers. Founded as FotoWeekDC in 2008, the weeklong photography festival initially attracted 20,000 participants; including professional and amateur photographers, photography lovers, and partners such as National Geographic, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, and various local art galleries.
Black Dolls Project – Mirtho Linguet
Presented in the framework of the FotoWeek DC Festival, Black Dolls Project is a body of work composed of three photographic series by French Guianese photographer Mirtho Linguet. Inspired by the 1973 poem Limbé by Léon-Gontran Damas (French Guiana, 1912 – Washington DC, 1978), co-founder of the Negritude movement, Black Dolls is a visually impactful series of images which questions the impact of racism on the body and its representation.
For this work, French photographer Mirtho Linguet, from French Guyana, was awarded Fotoweek's 2017 "Fine Arts" Prize.
About the artist
Mirtho Linguet began studying the art of photography in the early 1990s at the MI21 School of Photography in Montreuil, France. He later moved to Zurich,Switzerland to build on his skills and became a highly sought after magazine photographer, working with GQ, Vogue, FHM, Cosmopolitan and many others over a span of 8 years. In 1996, he won the International Days of Photography Award and went on to a residency at Point Ephémère in Paris followed by a three-month residency at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Dijon, France. Mirtho Linguet currently works and resides in French Guiana.