Did you catch the exciting news? The 2018 Annual Photography Show will be held May 11-18 at Dupont Underground! We’re excited to celebrate local photography in a place with a fascinating history right in the heart of D.C. Since the date for the show is much later than usual, we’ve also extended the deadline for entries to Feb. 28. Additional information on the contest and show are available here.
Now on to your regularly scheduled programming…
- Sad news for great local-ish events: LOOK3 is officially shutting down. The Charlottesville festival originated in a backyard gathering of photographers and expanded to the major bi- and sometimes tri-annual event featuring some of the most well-known photographers in the world.
- Get down to the H Street NE neighborhood tonight for a couple of openings. Head to Gallery O on H to see Phantasm, “a photographic journey that twists and turns your imagination,” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Then get to the Capital Fringe headquarters for The Community Collective Photography Showcase from 7 to 9 p.m.
- Focus on the Story is a photo festival headed to DC in June. Chairperson is Exposed alum Chris Suspect, and they will have several big name speakers during the event.
- Submit your best bird photos to the Audubon Photography Awards before April 2.
- “Everyday DC,” an exhibition featuring 126 photos by students at D.C. Public Schools, opened at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery and will be on view through Jan. 31. The exhibit is sponsored by the Pulitzer Center and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
- Earlier this week, Kodak announced plans to launch an image rights management platform and a new cryptocurrency, KODAKCoin, to “empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management.”
- The NYSEA Cold Shot Challenge may not be for the faint of heart. The contest celebrates winter surf culture and requires that all photos be taken between Jan. 4 and March 31 from land, air, or sea along the beaches and coastline from North Carolina up to Maine.
- An exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada explores photographers’ extensive documentation of the California Gold Rush, mostly through daguerreotypes.