Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists at American University’s Katzen Arts Center is a unique kind of photography show. In a dark room tucked away on the third level is an intriguing exploration of how photography is used to make art. I was delighted to see that Phyllis Rosenzweig, a former curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, organized the exhibition—she was, big disclaimer, one of my thesis advisors, so I asked to interview her about the exhibition and how it serves to change the dialogue of cataloguing photography in contemporary art.
This week’s featured Instagram user is Albert Ting, @pootie_ting. Some of Albert’s best recent works are when he employs a blurring technique in post for a nice subtle dramatic effect. He possesses a playful designer’s eye that shows through in each photo he posts. Below are some of our favorites.
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- Local photographer Joshua Cogan’s work with D.C. boxer Dusty Hernandez-Harrison is highlighted in the Washingtonian this week.
- You can now follow the Women Photojournalists of Washington on Instagram.
- Speaking of the WPOW, one of their members and National Geographic photo editor Mallory Benedict was featured on Career Contessa this week.
- “How does one give dignity to the image of a woman who has died and is lying on the ground, unattended, uncovered and alone as people walk by or gaze from a distance? But I believe that the world must see the horrible and dehumanizing effects of Ebola. The story must be told; so one moves around with tender care, gingerly, without extreme intrusion.” Story and photos from Washington Post photographer .
- The Washington School of Photography has office space available for photographers.
- The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco opened a show this week featuring the work of Arnold Newman. “The show is the first major exhibition since Newman’s death, and features well-known portraits, as well as early street photography, architectural and still life works.”
- Washington birth photographer Emily Goodstein shares what it takes to be part of one of the most intimate moments possible.
- Famed Swiss photographer and member of Magnum Photos, René Burri passed away this week at the age of 81. The post on the Magnum Blog contains links to his images.
- Images from the winners of the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, include overall winner Michael Nichols.
- And finally, another amazing tiger photo from Steve Winter.