Join us TONIGHT for the opening of our latest Crystal City Fotowalk exhibit.
We’re featuring a series of work from 13 local photographers. You can start the walk by taking a left off the Crystal City metro, and once you reach the end (there’s a break in the exhibit past Synetic theater) join us for a First Friday reception at Gallery Underground between 5 and 8 p.m.
- Focus on the Story has announced that its first International Photography Festival will be June 7 to 10. Get a preview of the wonderful line-up on their site with this interview with Martin Parr.
- Order the inaugural issue of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora featuring over 100 photographers, and then clear your afternoon for a discussion and signing from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Howard University.
- Bayard Wootten first picked up a camera in 1904, and was so successful at selling her personal postcards, she was hired as the first woman in the North Carolina National Guard, who dubbed her “Chief of Publicity.”
- WETA launched the miniseries “Animals with Cameras” this week. Look up broadcast times here.
- An investigation by Vox revealed that photo editor Patrick Witty was fired from National Geographic after allegations of sexual harassment, but the publication didn’t explain this to the staff until Vox forced its hand.
- Washington Post photographers produced a series on “What Unites Us?“
- Shutterfly announced plans to buy photography company Lifetouch, which takes school photos of around 25 million kids, for $825 million.
- People just can’t seem to get enough of spiritualism and ghost photography.