DC Picture Show – September 22

American Society of Picture Professionals DC/South presents a special DC Picture Show:




September 22, 2011

6:30 to 9:00PM

6:30 to 7:00 Networking      7:00 to 9:00 Speakers

Bus Boys and Poets,K Street Location, Washington, DC 

Closest metros: Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place-Chinatown (each two blocks away). There is ample car parking space near the venue

Entry to the show is free for ASPP members but we are asking for suggested donation of $5 to 10 for non-members. A portion of all proceeds will go to will to the 9/11 Fund. Guests are invited to attend and the event is open to the general public. ASPP does not provide refreshments for the event, but Busboys and Poets has a full-service restaurant and bar.

Main Presenter:

Aristide “Aris” Economopoulos

We are lucky enough to have award-winning New York based and Bethesda native photojournalist Aristide Economopoulos share his experiences from 9/11.


He’s been a staff photographer at The Newark Star-Ledger since 2000 and covered local to international assignments, ranging from the 9/11 attacks in New York City, Athens Olympics, to hog wrestling in Indiana.

He’s an accomplished and well regarded artist – through his work, he has won numerous awards including World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International in both the newspaper and magazine divisions and the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism. Aris is also a four-time winner of NYC & NJ Press Photographer of the Year. In 2005 he was part of the staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.

Aris resides in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and fellow photojournalist Julia Xanthos.

Aris running away as the towers collapse

Aris running away as the towers collapse

The rest of the evening will be 3 to 8 minute vignettes from various photographers, editors and others in the DC Photo and Arts Community talking about their experiences from 9/11.

It’s not too late if you want to share – contact  jennasppdc@gmail.com to be part of this wonderful evening.