This week we announced that Noe Todorovich is taking over as the new Executive Director of Exposed DC, so we hope to see you at our monthly happy hour to celebrate and start gearing up for another great year of local photography. We’ll see you at Right Proper Brewing, Tuesday, August 29 at 6 p.m. On to Friday Links!
- It’s been a difficult week for everyone in Charlottesville, and many of us could only watch it all go down through the eyes of photographers on the scene. The Women Photographers of Washington asked Evelyn Hockstein to take over its Instagram account for the week to document the events. Sanjay Suchak, the University of Virginia’s photographer, posted his work here and here, and the school published his inspiring images of people from the community taking back the lawn with a peaceful vigil Wednesday night.
- If you don’t know there’s a total solar eclipse crossing the U.S. on Monday, you probably aren’t on the planet. NASA has a guide for smartphone photography and Space.com goes through the history of eclipse photography.
- Once you have that perfect eclipse photo, enter it into Focus on the Story’s photo contest. Winners get cash and published in the group’s second photography book, and Exposed DC’s own Heather Goss is on the jury panel. Deadline is September 4.
- This is what happens when you take a 104-year-old Graflex and take it to a Formula 1 race.
- fovi8 is a new magazine made by photographers, for photographers. Submit your photos by August 31 for consideration in their inaugural issue.
- Enjoy this photographic trip through Denali in Alaska by Kris Cheng.
- In Agence France-Presse, photographer Timothy A. Clary explains in words and pictures his passion for documenting dancers.
- A top-secret U.S. Army base in the Utah desert gets a visit from Getty photographer George Frey for the Atlantic.
- Louisiana State University takes its mascot situation seriously, apparently, housing an entire tiger habitat for Mike(s). The latest tiger, 11-month-old Mike VII, arrived on campus this week, where handlers will see if he adjusts well.