- A Navy veteran in Missouri said he was fired from his job and called a terrorist for posting pictures to Facebook of Homeland Security vehicles amassing near Ferguson.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images that you can download and use for non-commercial purposes.
- Exposed winner Victoria Pickering will have one of her images on display in Times Square.
- Photographer Bieke Depoorter has been asking strangers if she can spend the night in their homes. “She’s interested in building a relationship, however brief, and learning about the people she’s staying with… If she finds herself trying to make a good picture instead of experiencing and embracing the moment, she stops.”
- The sale may have ended, but the photos from the Magnum archive are still great.
- Julia Christe took awesome photos of many dogs and one cat flying mid-jump. The expression on the face of the boxer is priceless.
- The smog in Beijing is really, really bad and there are photos to prove it. “Zou Yi has been taking photos of the Beijing sky every day and uploading them to his personal Weibo account.“
- A short but interesting photo essay by photographer Phil Moore of what it’s like to live at the base of Nyiragongo, DR Congo’s very deadly volcano.
- Before there was a subdivision there was a farm. Photos by Scott Strazzante, who spent 20 years documenting the transition from farm to ticky tacky.
- Scientists have created artificial intelligence software able to recognize the content of photos and videos with such accuracy that it can sometimes mimic humans.
- In case you didn’t hear, there was a lot of snow in Buffalo this week. A lot.
- Remember way, way back in 2007 when Exposed DC (then DCist Exposed!) held the very first annual photography show at Warehouse? Owners Molly and Paul Ruppert are inviting everyone who’s exhibited there over the years to toast a final goodbye to the venue on December 6. (The art gallery has been closed for a few years, but now the Warehouse Theater and Passenger are joining it.)
- And finally, there was a large cat roaming near Disneyland Paris this week that turned out not to be a tiger. No word yet on if it was a Tigger.
What can I say, except that I absolutely love this photo by Kashif Javaid. The photographer’s choice of title along with the words he wrote in the photo’s description on Flickr are better than any additional commentary I could come up with: “Photos like these makes me greedy, makes me look for more photos that are out there waiting to happen. Rule # 1: Camera in hand at all times (well most of the time).”
Have you signed up for our special Exposed DC sponsored week of free photography classes with Knowledge Commons DC? Most of our classes are waitlisted (you can still sign up and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up) but you can still get a seat to make your own camera obscura next Friday. And be sure to join us for our monthly happy hour — this time with the wonderful KCDC folks — at Iota in Clarendon on Monday, November 17. Find out how you can sign up or get involved with future KCDC sessions, meet the Exposed DC team, or just come have a drink with fellow photography lovers.
- This is the last weekend for FotoWeek DC, so be sure to check out our recommendations on what to see. We also have a review of the contest winners written by Caroline Space.
- Want tips on how to be a better photo assistant? APA DC is hosting a Photo Assistant workshop next week.
- Martin Schoeller discusses a selection of high profile shoots from his new book Portraits, including the story of pro skater Tony Hawk leaping from his kitchen counter at the crack of dawn and Quentin Tarantino apparently blissed out in a sea of doves.
- New Zealand freelance photographer Amos Chapple used a drone to photograph the Kremlin. What’s Russian for cojones?
- Photos from “Dark Tourism” sites around the world. That ought to bring you down.
- Italian “paparazzo” Umberto Pizzi says he photographs to tell stories, not to court celebrities. Alexa Keefe interviewed Pizzi for National Geographic.
- From geishas and waterfalls to the Berlin Wall and 9/11: How one photographer captured 60 years of historic images. Thomas Hoepker’s photos are collected in a retrospective called Wanderlust.
The first Hasselblad in space went on the auction block on Thursday. It fetched $275,000!
Speaking of cool space photos, did you see the first ever photo from the surface of a comet?
- And finally, add being presented with a white tiger to the list of Presidential perks.