Join us on Tuesday, August 29 at 6 p.m. for our monthly happy hour at Right Proper Brewing and say hello to the Exposed DC team, including the new Executive Director. Photographers and friends all welcome. On to Friday Links!
- FotoWeekDC returns November 11-19. Enter the competitions, check the schedule, and grab your tickets to the opening party.
- The solar eclipse did not disappoint, even where cloud cover threatened to interfere with the view. CNN gathered some images from across the country and NASA shared the perspective only six people had of the umbra…from space.
- Did you get your own stellar eclipse photo? You have until September 4 to 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.
- Molly Choma, a flight attendant and photographer with Virgin America, is documenting the airlines and crew behind the scenes using the tag #TheSecretLifeOfVirgins on Instagram.
- Ever wondered what one of the world’s largest Bitcoin mining operations looks like? Located in inner Mongolia, this mine crams 25,000 machines into eight buildings, and is managed by a staff of 50, all of whom live on-site. The site spends $39,000 on electricity each day.
- Photographer Olivia Locher explores quirky laws of each state in her photography book slated for release in September.
- Lewis Carroll’s photographs of Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, will be featured along with other rarely displayed images in an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London next spring.
- “Dear Social Media,” you should probably be checking out Willow Shields, a.k.a. Primrose Everdeen from the Hunger Games, feminist photography series.