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.
Exposed DC Staff
Heather Goss — Heather organized the first Exposed photography contest through DCist.com, which began an annual celebration of Washington, D.C. that has spanned close to a decade and many thousands of photographers and supporters. She soon founded Ten Miles Square, which took promising Exposed winners and organized shows around their portfolios at venues throughout the city. She was the arts and managing editor of DCist for six years, and is now an editor for Air & Space Magazine at the Smithsonian Institution, where she writes regular photo features for the web and print issues, and is a judge for its annual photo contest. You can follow her on Twitter.
– heather at exposeddc dot com
James Calder — Born in south London in 1966, James Calder has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since his move to the United States in 1987. He is a predominantly self-taught photographer whose work can broadly be defined as documentary or editorial. His works are held in several dozen private collections, while his “orange (london)” series was bought by the District of Columbia government and hangs in City Hall. His work has appeared in more than a dozen local exhibits, while his journalistic images have been used by many media outlets including the Washington Post, The Examiner, CNN and Fox Channel 5. James is a former photo editor and pool photographer at DCist, and served as the official photographer of the DC Rollergirls from their inception in 2007 to August 2014. He is an associate editor for the Exposed DC blog, and co-curator of the annual exhibit.
– james 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
Meaghan Gay — As a photographer and teacher, Meaghan has been shooting professionally for the last 7 years. She taught a Speedlight course at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts, and taught for the Penn Camera workshops before they ended in 2012. She also guided students through their final school assignments, or Practicum, where they partnered with a nonprofit organization in need. Meaghan is now the Studio Manager and Chief Wrangler for Swim Bike Run Photography, the premier race and action sport photography company in the mid-Atlantic. Meaghan’s specialty is capturing weird and funny moments with her lens, but her most prolific work can be found on Instagram where she documents the life of her dog. Meaghan is a writer for the Exposed DC blog.
– meaghan at exposeddc dot com
Noe Todorovich — Noe is a freelance lifestyle photographer. She loves the documentary aspect of photography: capturing a moment that may never happen again but can be remembered and relived through a photograph. She also loves the challenge of finding a unique perspective when creating images, especially of highly photographed people or places. Born and raised in Hawaii, Noe moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2004. She planned on giving it a year or two, but is still here over a decade later and happy to be a part of the DC photography community. Noe discovered Exposed DC through the annual Photography Show first as an attendee and then as a exhibiting photographer and finally as a member of the team.
– noe at exposeddc dot com
Sanjay Suchak — Sanjay is a photographer specializing in educational and music photography. He exhibited winning photos in every single Exposed Photography Show for its first six years before offering to retire his jersey and help us on the other side, where he organized Exposed DC’s meet-ups and other year-round events. When not behind the camera he can be usually found camping in West Virginia, browsing in a used record store, or reading a good book. Formerly the staff photographer at Montgomery College in Maryland, Sanjay now holds that title at the University of Virginia. He is also a habitual freelancer.
– sanjay at exposeddc dot com