Brightest Young Things, Washington, D.C., USA
Festival Executive Producer & Programming Coordinator
FotoDC, Washington, D.C., USA
Svetlana Legetic was born at the very beginning of the 1980s in Novi Sad (then Yugoslavia). She was first educated in her home country (now Serbia), then in England, and finally in Savannah, Georgia where she earned her Masters Degree in Architecture in 2003. Soon after, she moved to D.C. to work in urban revitalization and hospitality design projects. In 2006, she co-founded www.BrightestYoungThings.com, now the biggest independently owned cultural website and event planning organization in D.C.
On the editorial side, BYT works with 80+ contributors, engaging 200,000+ individual readers per month in a daily series of articles dedicated to all things good in the nation's capital. On the event side, BYT works with partners such as the Hirshhorn Museum, Newseum, National Geographic, the American Museum of Natural History, the Kennedy Center and beyond to create special, one of a kind, high impact events that are open to the public. The New York Times has called BYT Media: "...a Web-site-turned-events-organizing-juggernaut that has become the locus of Washington’s new-cool art and music scene." In 2012, GQ magazine named Legetic "one of the 50 most powerful people in DC", which prompted her and her team to expand nationally, starting in New York, where BYT now operates as well.
In 2014 Legetic took over the curatorial and programming duties of Fotoweek D.C., managing a citywide festival involving 60+ local, national and international partners such as the Spain Arts & Culture, Aperture Foundation, Smithsonian, Lomography, Nat Geo Your Shot, ASMP, WHNPA, numerous independent galleries and more.