Images clockwise from top left: Peter DiCampo, Jason Motlagh, Larry Price, Dominic Bracco II, Nadia Shira Cohen.

Who grows your cocoa? Who peels your shrimp? Who mines your gold? Many of the goods we buy travel thousands of miles before reaching our doorsteps, obscuring our connection to the places and people affected by their production. 

The costs to these individuals, communities and environments too often remain hidden, frequently at the behest of companies and governments that put a premium on production and exports. 

Our exhibition, Global Goods: Local Costs, explores the human costs of producing commodities that have become essential to our lifestyles and that most of us take for granted.

The events below in Washington, DC, feature the work of photojournalists Dominic Bracco II, Nadia Shira Cohen, Peter DiCampo, Jason Motlagh and Larry Price. You'll have a chance to connect directly with many of these journalists throughout the week so we hope you'll join us for this exciting celebration of these photographers' work.

Thursday, November 8: The Story Behind the Story: Global Goods Local Costs
Join Dominic Bracco II, Nadia Shira Cohen, Peter DiCampo, Jason Motlagh and Larry Price as they share reflections on their reporting, the challenges of telling complex stories through images, and sustaining public interest in the systemic issues on which they report. Introductory remarks by Pulitzer Center Managing Director, Nathalie Applewhite; panel moderated by GW's Jason Osder.
Presentation: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jack Morton Auditorium at The George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW
The event is free, but RSVP is requested. Reception follows the program.
Learn more about the event and panelists.

Saturday, November 10: Exhibition Panel Discussion at FotoDC Central
Who grows your cocoa? Who peels your shrimp? Who mines your gold? Many of the goods we buy travel thousands of miles before reaching our doorsteps, obscuring our connection to the places and people affected by their production. How do we tell such a complex story in images? Join Dominic Bracco II, Nadia Shira Cohen, Peter DiCampo, and Jason Motlagh in a panel discussing their work.
Event time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: FotoWeekCentral @ The Warner Building
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Saturday, November 10: FotoWeek Benefit Launch Party
Join us for an exciting evening of photography, projections, and music that will benefit the 5th Annual FotoWeekDC Festival! Be among the first to view this year's exhibits featured at FotoWeekCentral at the Warner Building in the heart of downtown Washington! The festivities begin at 8 p.m.
Find more information and order tickets here.

November 10-18: Global Goods: Local Costs FotoWeek Exhibit
This exhibit features the compelling work of photographers whose work explores the human cost of our global goods, featuring photographs by Dominic Bracco II, Nadia Shira Cohen, Peter DiCampo, Jason Motlagh and Larry Price.
Exhibit hours: 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. daily
Location: FotoWeekCentral @ The Warner Building
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Find more information and order tickets here.

Saturday, November 17: FotoWeek Closing Party
It's a wrap, but it's not over! FotoDC lasts all year, but the festival will be wrapping up with drinks, dancing, and live music by Empresarios on November 17. Celebrate with us as we toast the close of another successful FotoWeekDC at the beautiful Former Spanish Ambassador's Residence on 16th Street. The festivities begin at 8 p.m.
Find more information and order tickets here.

Project

The Sea of Cortez is—or was—a vast and lush underwater paradise. Industrial fishing operations are now decimating the sea's bounty. Tuna, red snapper, and shark are all but gone.

Recently

August 4, 2014 /
Amelia Warshaw, Craig Welch
Ocean acidification and overfishing are two of the biggest environmental challenges facing us today. Will we rely on rapid evolution or are other solutions possible?
December 11, 2013 /
Dominic Bracco II, Erik Vance
“Hassan al Faidi…casts his fishing line into the darkling waves…He is feeling the slow tug of the waves, the gravelly vibration of the hook as it drags across coral, the gentle nudge of a fish’s li