Georgetown Shop Photo Takes Top Prize at ‘Paris on the Potomac’

Alliance Francaise of Washington D.C. held its second annual “Paris on the Potomac Photo Contest and Exhibit” opening reception at the Ven at Embassy Row Hotel on July 7. Three awardees were chosen for capturing the spirit of the French influence in Washington, D.C., and places chosen throughout the city reminding the attendees that architect Pierre “Peter” L’Enfant’s influence was revered. His ties to the nation’s capital started when he was asked by President George Washington to survey the area arriving on a rainy night in Georgetown in March 1791 to launch his vision.

First Place: Guillaume Laplace.  Winner of the AFDC Photography Award for 18+  —  for his “Lovebirds” image of Côté Jardin Antiques at 3218 O St. NW in Georgetown.

Second Place: Raphael Fox.  Winner of the Photo Pioneer Award for 15-17 years old — for his image of the Bartholdi Fountain (Fountain of Light and Water), at the United States Botanic Garden on Independence Avenue near the U.S. Capitol and Rayburn House Office Building.

Third Place: Victoria Creux Laroche. Winner of the Audience Award — for her image of outside dining at Le Diplomate restaurant at 14th and Q Streets NW.

The Alliance Française of Washington, DC — in partnership with The Ven Embassy Row, The Georgetowner, and French in Motion — invites viewers to the photo exhibit, “Paris on the Potomac,” located in the gallery room of the Ven at Embassy Row Hotel at 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

The free exhibit runs through Aug. 7. 


Attendee, Guillaume Laplace, Elisa Alvarez, Raphael Fox, Sarah Diligenti and Natasha Zavadskaia. Photo by Robert Devaney.


The winning image of Côté Jardin Antiques at 3218 O St NW in Georgetown.



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