We hope you all enjoy some down time during the holidays, and use some of it to enter our 11th annual photography contest before the deadline on January 11. We’re already getting the big show together for March, and you don’t want to miss it.
And now it’s time for some eggnog, latkes, and Friday Links:
- This week we were immersed in the powerful images by AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici, who was on the scene when the Russian ambassador was shot in Turkey on Monday, getting this incredible image of the gunman as it went down. Vulture has a surprisingly interesting discussion comparing the series of photos to classical paintings of violence.
- A new documentary explores famed Scottish photographer Harry Benson’s life’s work (limited release outside the D.C. area; also for purchase on iTunes and elsewhere), which The Atlantic is previewing with a slideshow of his greatest hits.
- A photo op for those staying in town this weekend: Santa waterskiing on the Potomac.
- Karim Bouchetata captured gorgeous images of the first Sahara desert snow in 40 years.
- NASA released this 10-frame composite image of the International Space Station crossing the sun.
- “This image has magnificent little details.”
- The New York Times’ Year in Pictures is rough but necessary. The Washington Post picks their 87 best photos of the year. This might be a good time to think about subscribing to your favorite newspaper of record to support photojournalism: Washington Post; New York Times.
- Adding to the end of year links, here are National Geographic’s Best Photos of 2016.
- We missed this spectacular vampire cat back in November.
- Photographer Platon talks about taking images of 44 immigrants for the latest New York magazine cover story.
- Smithsonian has a list of 10 exhibits you should see over the holidays, with plenty of photography.
- Buzzfeed collected a set of photos that illustrate how climate change is affecting terrain around the world.
- “I have captured moments of grief and suffering, but mostly I found dignity and often joy.” Twenty-two-year-old photojournalist Alice Aedy shares the stories behind her encounters with refugee children.
- Parklife DC picks its 10 favorite local concert photos of 2016, including several by Exposed alum Paivi Solonen.
- Burger Days has their picks for Best Burgers of the Year but we vote them best mouthwatering burger photography of the year.