Tickets are now on sale for our huge opening reception on March 9 for the 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show. We’re holding the exhibition at AJAX, a new venue in the Mt. Vernon Square neighborhood. Your $20 (in advance, no fees!) ticket gets you in to see 43 photos wonderfully printed and framed by Framebridge that celebrate the Washington, D.C. area along with all the original Bluejacket brews you can drink.
- The deadline is tonight for the FotoDC and #202Creates photo contest. Submit portraits of your favorite local artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and anyone else who makes this city thrive. Entering is free but you need to get them in by midnight, and there are cash prizes to be won.
- Photographers Sally Canzoneri and Danny Schweers welcome visitors to their exhibit at the Washington Printmakers Gallery this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Danny will offer free tutoring on Saturday.
- Peter Stern is a photographer, ultralight pilot, and exhibit producer at the National Air and Space Museum. His show of painterly aerial images closes this weekend at the Atheneaum; head down Sunday at 3 p.m. for an artist talk. You can also see some of his work posted this past week on Air & Space Magazine’s Instagram account.
- There’s a heated debate going on over whether the photograph by Burhan Özbilici taken during the assassination of Turkey’s ambassador last December should have been awarded the 2017 World Press Photo of the Year. “Photography is capable of real service to humanity, promoting empathy and initiating change. This image achieves neither,” says juror Stuart Franklin in a Guardian op-ed, which features some of the other winners from the year.
- You can enter PDN magazine’s annual photography contest through February 24.
- Animals That Saw Me 2 is a photobook full of dry comic humor about Ed Panar’s “surprise encounters with animals.” Friend-of-Exposed Pat Padua gives it 4 out of 5 stars.
- A Dominican newspaper mistakenly ran a photo of Alec Baldwin instead of Donald Trump.
- Reuters photographer Christinna Muschi documented migrants crossing the border as they fled the U.S., through snow and ice, seeking refugee status in Canada.
- A dancing octopus, larval lionfish, and the “Imp of darkness” all went home winners in the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest.