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Photo Center NW’s 24-hour photography marathon starts on 12th Ave

Capitol Hill shutterbugs, there’s a swarm being planned for you starting Friday night and, like any good party, going all night long and into Saturday. Nonprofit art spacePhoto Center NW is staging its second annual Long Shot photo marathon. The event will feature a camera-toting mob’s tour of the city from Capitol Hill to Georgetown to Ballard. Shots from each photographer who participates will be featured in the Long Shot Exhibition in June. CHS will also be featuring some of the Capitol Hill-related images from the marathon. Details on the how, when and where are below.

Image from LONG SHOT 2009: Lisa Ahlberg 16th Ave White Center portrait 8 4:30pm

LONG SHOT – The 24-hour Photo Marathon
April 30 (6pm) to May 1 (6pm)
LONG SHOT is an event designed to inspire creativity and build community while supporting Photo Center NW, a non-profit center for photography that offers education programs, exhibition opportunities, facilities and resources. Register online, seek support from friends, shoot during all or part of the 24-hour period (using any camera!), and submit your images. We will choose one photo from each participant to be featured in the LONG SHOT Exhibition on Friday, June 4 (6:00-12 midnight) at the Photo Center.
Use any camera. Go anywhere. This event is open to ALL levels and anyone who wants to participate!
Register here. Learn more about LONG SHOT here. Questions? email us at

Here’s the marathon’s meet-up schedule if you want to drop in along the way:

Come to as many or as few meet-up locations as you’d like – drop in as a team or on your own, and be sure to meet in Ballard at 6pm on May 1 for our wrap party!

5:00-6:00 pm :: Photo Center NW (900 12th Ave. Seattle WA 98122)

• Meet at the Photo Center to collect your registration packet, grab a cup of coffee,

introduce yourself to other teams and photographers, get tips from participating

instructors, and share plans for the shoot. Starter pistol/ribbon cutting at 6PM SHARP!

8:00 pm :: Cal Anderson Park (11th and Pine, Capitol Hill)

• Check out the dodgeball game in the tennis courts, photograph the fountain, and get a

glimpse of the light rail station construction on Broadway & Denny.

9:00 pm :: Georgetown Open Studio (707 S. Snoqualmie St, just north of the Argo Bridge on

Airport way)

• Visit instructor Janet Neuhauser in her studio and head out about in Georgetown for neon

and industry. (Studio open from 9-10pm)

11:30 pm :: The Hideout (Boren & Madison on Capitol Hill) (21+)

• Look for the “cocktails” neon sign for the location of this semi-secret art bar on first hill

2:00 am :: IHOP – Capitol Hill – (950 East Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98122)

• Hot chocolate and waffles anyone?

5:45 am :: Sunrise! – I-90 overlook

• Meet at the circle bench above the 1-90 bridge (Lake Washington Blvd and S. Day St.

where the bike path starts over the bridge) and then head into nearby Leschi for… more

coffee at Starbucks and views of the marina.

7:00 am :: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

• Meet in the lower parking lot at MOHAI near the 520 bridge and take a walk along the

winding trails into the arboretum. Spot local wildlife amongst the waterways and

photograph the overpasses that criss-cross this wetland habitat.

10:00 am :: Kubota Gardens – ( 9817 55th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98118)

• Seattle’s largest public Japanese garden features a waterfall, ponds, bridges, and

beautifully kept grounds.

11:30 am :: Taco Bus – Othello Light Rail Stop (7300 MLK Jr. Way Seattle WA 98118)

• Grab a snack at Tacos El Asadero , the taco bus at the Othello Light rail stop!

12:30 pm :: Labor March starts at Judkins Park

• May 1 Labor march starts at Judkins Park in the Central District – join in, document, or


3:00 pm :: Lenin Statue, Fremont – (600 N 36th St, Seattle WA 98103)

• Toy Camera expert Michelle Bates will be present to lead a Holga adventure in Fremont,

the Center of the Universe …

5:00-6:30 pm :: La Carta de Oaxaca, Ballard (5431 Ballard Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107)

• Local photographer Spike Mafford (whose photos adorn the walls of this great restaurant)

will be on the back deck shooting portraits. Wander through Ballard, and do a few

curbside portraits yourself!

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