Exposed DC connects photographers of all levels with networking, mentoring, and exhibition opportunities. We partner with organizations to strengthen and cultivate the local photography community. Since 2006 we have produced the annual Exposed Photography Show, with a contest that begins in December and a gallery exhibit the following spring. Now a year-round venture, we organize meet-ups and other events. Our website highlights local images (photos from our Flickr pool and tagged #exposeddc on Instagram), profiles photographers, and offers lessons for a wide range of skill levels. Contact us if you’d like to contribute a blog post or submit an event.
Exposed DC is a project by Ten Miles Square, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Noe Todorovich – Executive Director
Noe was born and raised in Hawaii and moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2004 after attending college in California. She worked in the government before transitioning into the field of communications at non-profit organizations. In 2014, she decided to pursue photography full time. Her work focuses primarily on lifestyle photography and has been featured in Washington Life, the Washington Post, Northern Virginia Magazine, the Huffington Post, Capitol Romance, and Flickr Explore. Noe discovered Exposed DC through the annual Photography Show as an attendee first, then as an exhibiting photographer in later years, and finally as a member of the team. – noe at exposeddc dot com
Jennifer Wade – A transplant from Massachusetts, Jennifer found her footing in D.C. through the lenses of her journalist/artist grandparents’ 35mm Konica ATC, her iPhone, and an electron microscope. She likes experimenting with expired film, and documenting the life of her house octopus, Filbert. She occasionally shoots races using fancier equipment for Swim Bike Run Photography, but works most days as a Geologist and Program Director at the National Science Foundation, and as Cute Baby Animal Czar at Squee Madness. Having won a spot in the annual Exposed contest twice, Jennifer has retired from competition to serve as the Social Secretary and General Swiss Army Knife for Exposed DC. – jennifer at exposeddc dot com
Julian Thomas was born in Pensacola, Florida, and raised in the DMV. He started studying mechanical engineering but quickly realized that school wouldn’t feed his creativity. After buying his first mirrorless camera during the summer of 2015, he began to see the world a little differently. Julian was heavily inspired by the local creative community and the many local photographers he met by way of groups such as ExposedDC, StreetMeetDC, WalkWithLocals, and IGDC. It was during the 10th annual Exposed DC show that Julian found a higher respect for photography, and he was inspired to do more with his passion. Soon after, Julian made the leap from day job to freelance photographer and—much to his surprise—did not drown. That same year, he won a spot in the 11th annual Exposed DC show. These days you’ll find him roaming the country for different clients, exploring the four corners of DC with his camera, and volunteering for Exposed DC, curating images for In Frame and Featured Instagrammers.
Board of Directors
Heather Goss – Chair / Founder – heather at exposeddc dot com
James Calder – Vice Chair – james at exposeddc dot com
Jennifer Wade – Secretary