The end of 2016 is finally upon us. At ExposedDC, we want to sincerely thank all of you who follow along with us every day, contributing photos or enjoying the wonderfully creative work from our community. Whatever 2017 may bring us, we hope it includes meeting more of you at our monthly happy hours (sign up for our newsletter for alerts, plus get Friday Links right to your inbox by clicking Latest News), seeing the best of the best exhibited in our annual photography show (contest deadline is January 11!), and partnering with more great organizations to bring you exhibits and opportunities like our Crystal City Fotowalk and our Knowledge Commons DC classes. Do you want to work with ExposedDC, or have an idea you want to share? Drop us a line anytime.
- The Washington City Paper’s Louis Jacobson picks the best photographs displayed in D.C. in 2016.
- Photographer Mark Marchesi spent four years in Nova Scotia tracing images from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem, “Evangeline.”
- Enter Glen Echo Photoworks latest contest, seeking images that show the divisions in our nation’s capital right now, juried by Washington Post deputy director of photography Robert Miller. Deadline January 30.
Exposed alum Andrew Golda hosts a talk about his Keystone State documentary photography project next Friday, January 6 at 6:30 p.m. Shot over two weeks in October, the project depicts the landscapes and moods of Pennsylvania on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.
- You can sign up now for this discussion on documenting D.C. since then 1960s at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (which has reopened since its mold problems a few months ago) on January 10.
- Science and photography! The Capital Weather Gang explains what’s really happening in this incredible photo of a “ghostly white fog bow.”
- Photographer Sam Hobson has “made it his mission to bestow some intrigue on birds and other animals by showing how they survive in and around cities and towns, even if we fail to notice.” (These close-up backyard birds at Colossal are pretty great too.)
- China shut down factories and banned cars from Beijing roads for two weeks ahead of a massive military parade so that it could go on under a clear blue sky. These photos from a week before the parade and the day after, once the bans were lifted, tell you everything you need to know about smog regulation. (Or just ask anyone who grew up in Southern California in the 90s.)
- The Guardian compiled their funniest and most unusual animal photos of 2016.
- A 440-pound Australian fur seal wandered down a Tasmanian street and settled on the hood of a car.