Our 15th annual photography contest is open for entries! We look forward to seeing your images that document what it’s like to live, love, and work in our nation’s capital, especially in the midst of such an eventful year. Submit your best images by January 27 for the chance to be part of our 2021 show!
- Ahead of his career retrospective, Dawoud Bey speaks about the origins of his practice and navigating art spaces as a young artist.
- Seven photographers weave their own histories of home in this visual project, initiated with the Magnum Foundation and supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, that documents the impact of coronavirus in the Arab world.
- Photoworks issued a call for entries for “Hindsight is 2020: Street Photography in a Tumultuous Year” an online exhibition to be juried by Exposed alum Chris Suspect. Deadline for entries is January 15.
- Mike Whalen chats about garden photography on the GardenDC Podcast. Stay tuned for the 2021 Garden Photo Contest opening soon as well.
- Shedrick Pelt’s new photo book “We Keep Us Safe” is available for pre-sale. The book documents D.C. protests of 2020 and American history in the making.
- Washington Photo Safari is offering a 2-hour workshop this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on photographing holiday lights in coordination with Van Ness Main Street who will be awarding a prize to the best photograph of the evening. The workshop fee is $39/person.
- Benoy K. Behl, a film-maker, art-historian and photographer, has taken over 53,000 photographs of Asian monuments and art heritage and made numerous documentaries. Tomorrow at 10 a.m. he will present an illustrated talk on the murals of early India.
- Smithsonian Magazine rounds up the ten best photography books of 2020, with a wide range of topics covered.
- The Guardian picture desk selected Hector Retamal as its agency photographer of the year and spoke with him about the experience covering the pandemic in Wuhan and Shanghai.