If you frequent downtown, take public transportation, participate in cultural events, or just go about your everyday life in D.C., you might find yourself in one of Victoria Pickering’s photographs.
Victoria’s work has been featured in the Exposed DC Photography Show twice (2013 and 2014), with work that provides a unique perspective of the urban environment and how people fill the city and its spaces.
Because she posts her images online under a creative commons license, Victoria’s work has been featured on numerous websites, which has subsequently led to commercial work that she wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. We asked Victoria a few questions about her love for photography.
The end of the week is nigh! So you’re gonna need some links to help you cross into the next world. Or the weekend. We have the winners of Nat Geo’s first drone photography contest, the top World Cup photos and why they’re so fab, an interview with Exposed alum Jim Darling, and tigers designing jeans. Head towards the light:
- You can read an interview with Exposed alum and local photographer Jim Darling in Atlantic Media Strategies.
- The Guardian’s sports photo editor picks the top World Cup images and explains why they stood out from the 250,000 shots they received. Spend some time with these shots.
- Photographer Melissa Golden wrote about her experience of being misquoted and having her work falsely represented in Politico, and works to clear her name.
- Want to learn how to be a street photographer without being a jerk? Learn from four local photographers in this article on CityLab.
- Need help getting your images copyrighted? Local photographer John Harrington made this video as a step-by-step guide to registering published images.
- Local photographer Gaston Lacombe, who we interviewed last year, is showing his Antarctic penguin photos at Photoville in New York. The New Yorker has a slideshow of his images.
- Photos by Gregg Segal of people lying in a week’s worth of their own trash.
- Science magazine used a photo of transgender women with their heads cropped off as the cover for the latest issue, highlighting how to stay a “step ahead of HIV/Aids.” In a field that has been trying to attract more women, the cover did not go over well.
- Is drone photography a fad, or here to stay? It may not matter when you look at these amazing drone photos.
- Want to get a master class in space photography? Then read this Time interview with astronaut Don Pettit.
- And finally, tigers are so awesome they are “designing” their own jeans.
Looking Out, Looking In at the National Gallery of Art is a small, humble show featuring mid-century artist Andrew Wyeth’s paintings of windows and farmhouses – a show that quickly became one of my all-time favorite exhibits. You will not see his most famous painting, Christina’s World, or images of his muse Helga; instead, the NGA has followed the thread from their painting, Wind from the Sea, which is regularly on view. This is an emotional journey through light, movement, and contemplation—not only in the process of his paintings but the process of where your mind wanders while looking at art. These works felt familiar but I could not unravel the why at first—this is the first I’ve seen most of these works. I looked back and forth between the paintings and their labels—the dates struck me. The 1940s through 70s were not frequented with many ethereal, subject-driven paintings.
However, photography was.