Plenty of links to love this week: A new photo blog by an Exposed DC photographer, the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners, and a the VP joins Instagram. Enjoy!
The film Finding Vivian Maier
will be playing for one night at the E Street Cinema on April 25. A
photo shoot of Claire Shipman and Jay Carney in Washingtonian Mom caught some flack online for the excessive us of photoshop. Jeff Bauman, the man who was featured in one of the most iconic photos in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing,
wrote an op-ed piece about the photograph. The
2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this week, including Taylor Hicks of the New York Times for Breaking News Photography, for his coverage of a terrorist attack in a mall in Kenya, and Josh Haner, also of the New York Times, for Feature Photography. Our own
Sanjay Suchak has a new photo blog that you should check out. The
NoMa Parks Foundation is holding an Underpass Competition to find artists or architects interested in re-designing several underpass areas. It would be cool to see work from photographers installed in these public spaces. Photographer
Peter Macdiarmid has overlayed photos from World War I over modern photos of Europe. Asher Svidensky’s photo essay on a
13-year old Mongolian girl training to hunt with eagles is worth seeing.
Joe Biden joined Instagram this week. When you stake out an airport and take photos of planes taking off and they go viral, you may hear from airport authorities. This happened to photographer Mike Kelley,
but in a way you would not expect. And finally,
two mistreated German circus tigers are being saved and transported to a zoo in the UK. The tigers were reportedly happy to hear that they were not going to Copenhagen.
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ep_jhu has a penchant for catching moments that seem to require funny captions. This time the lucky subjects are visitors driving by the tidal basin trying to snap the compulsory shot of the cherry blossoms. The family dynamic captured here is pure gold.
The peak of the cherry blossom trees has left the city awash in pink. This photo by
Erin Kelly taken at Oak Hill Cemetery shows that you can find the beautiful blooms in more locations than just the National Mall.
This week’s exciting fare includes developments in Calumet’s bankruptcy case, lunar eclipse photo ops, the death of the White House selfie, and the announcement of an enormous photo exhibition space.
In huge museum news, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced Wednesday “
the creation of the John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography, which will be the largest exhibition space for photography and among the most advanced photographic arts centers of any art museum in the United States.“
100 photographs taken by Irving Penn have been donated to the Smithsonian American Art Museum by his foundation. They’ll go on display in a retrospective opening in 2015. Local photographer Susana Raab is documenting life
East of the River: “Hidden behind the public face of its great monuments and political imbroglios, lies another Washington which situates the District of Columbia as the United States’ poorest state, second only to Mississippi.” This work can be seen on her website, as well as in a photo gallery on POLITICO. Is there hope for a return of Calumet Photographic? Possibly.
CalPhotoUS is buying up some of their assets, but there is no word yet on whether any stores will reopen.
Stars and Stripes has excellent photographs in their Military Photographer of the Year awards. You know you are in for some lovely images when the first of the series resembles the Pieta. It is not too late to use this, but you should act fast.
A Photographer’s Guide to the Cherry Blossoms, including locations that are not on the National Mall by Kat Forder. Photographer Robert Dawson has
been photographing public libraries across America for 18 years, and has released a book of the images. The photographs say so much about our culture. Tickets are now available to the
opening reception of Critical Exposure’s 9th annual exhibit of youth photography. The event is May 21, from 6:00-8:30pm. Smithsonian Magazine
announced the winners of their 11th annual photo contest. On April 15 the tax man and the moon man will collide
in a lunar eclipse. If you’re going to photograph it, check out our Night Sky Photography for Beginners guide. “If you’re modeling light settings and defining the meter readings about a balanced image against white skin, the contours and shape of a white face, you’ve immediately erased 70% of the world’s population.” Interesting analysis of the
racial bias built into camera and film technology. Photographers – the industry may be shrinking, but know that
you can always find work as a meerkat lookout post.
Photos of some the dogs Michel Vick owned and tortured. These are among a handful of the dogs who have been rehabilitated, and are in loving homes. Oh Big Papi. You may be one of the greatest hitters of all time, but you may go down as
the man who killed the White House selfie. Ectoplasm and spirit photography? We don’t know either, but
the results are pretty cool. He may be Mr. Spock to most of us, but Leonard Nimoy is
also a photographer. The InFocus Project, based in Montgomery County,
brought their autistic adult students to the Tidal Basin this week to photograph the cherry blossoms. You can see their work on their website. The Library of Congress celebrated Eadweard Muybridge’s birthday yesterday, and
showed off the work of the early photographer. Public “surprised” at the sight of
a tiger being walked on a rope leash in Xuzhou, China. We might have chosen a different word.
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Obviously there’s a slew of possible reasons for this poor soul to look so uncomfortable sitting on those steps, but
ep_jhu has framed and titled the shot to accommodate his own theory.