Some Uses of Photography @ Katzen Arts Center

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Ding Ren, i took a picture i was of motion. 2011-2013

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.

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In Frame: October 29, 2014

We see our fair share of long exposures in the Exposed DC Flickr pool, the vast majority of which are shot in low light. John Benevelli – whose nocturnal long exposure was selected for our InstantDC Fall Review – has bucked the trend with these Marine Corps Marathon images, shot in full daylight and producing a gorgeous, wave-like effect.
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906A8838-2 by John Benevelli

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906A8788-2 by John Benevelli

 

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In Frame: October 27, 2014

15433275799_efce9020dd_bThe one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.”

This image of a very young, and very captive World Series audience was made by Kevin Wolf.

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Featured Instagrammer: Albert Ting

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.

If you’d like your Instagram photos to be considered for this weekly InstantDC-curated feature, please tag them #exposeddc or #instantdc. Show us what you’ve got!

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Friday Links: October 24, 2014

eclipse sunset by Phil Yabut

eclipse sunset by Phil Yabut

You have one more week to see our Exposed DC / InstantDC Fall Review at the Washington School of photography, closing October 31. There are tons of photography-related events going on this weekend, so head to our calendar to find them all. Got an event to add? Let us know. Sign up for our newsletter to keep apprised of upcoming Exposed events (psst: save the date for our next happy hour on Wednesday, November 5, and keep your eyes out for some big fall events we’re working on).

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