- Tonight, head to the launch party for the photo book UnPresidented: The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump and the People’s Response, featuring images from D.C.’s most talented street photographers. Congrats to Shamila Chadhaury and Joe Newman for putting this work together. Join the party and get the book (or buy it on Amazon) at the Gallery O on H at 7 p.m.
- Barack Obama offers advice on selfie-taking to an audience at the University of Chicago.
- In one of the first attempts to photograph a solar eclipse, this astronomer invented a camera and lugged “a complete photographic darkroom laboratory” to the field, including, among other necessities, “an undisclosed quantity of wine.”
- Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is “stunned” after Instagram bans photos promoting a new exhibit of work by Imogen Cunningham, who was well known for her nude photography during her 70-year-long career; Cunningham died in 1976.
- Spineless: Portraits of Invertebrates features photos by Susan Middleton from across the Pacific Ocean. You can even watch a little preview video to see how she made these.
- This photographer visited 20 countries to document the pollination process. (We’re not sure if she titled the series These Photos Might Make You Sneeze.)
- “We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement.” The Atlantic comes up with a reasonable excuse for a cool gallery.
- The pictures of this iceberg sidling up to Newfoundland are pretty incredible.
- Instagram’s rapid changes have caused it to reach “escape velocity“–whatever that means–says the New York Times.
- Capital Weather Gang wins this week’s headline writing award: “This is not aliens. It’s an aurora named Steve. (Seriously.)”
- Quite a diverse showing from George Washington University’s new show, an exhibition featuring photos by Andy Warhol, Sally Gall, Philippe Halsman, along with seen D.C. photographers. Also see photos from graduating Corcoran student Matailong Du, who documented the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company as they performed at the National Portrait Gallery last year. Opening on May 2.
- One of the baby bald eagles at the National Arboretum needed rescuing after falling out of its nest and getting tangled in a tree branch. The catchily named “DC4” is the embodiment of gawkiness.
Tonight, join us in Crystal City for a reception to celebrate our new exhibit with 120 photographs lining the underground Fotowalk (map at link). They’re huge and beautiful and feature the work of 78 local photographers. Meet us at the Gallery Underground (at the opposite end of the Fotowalk from the Metro) from 6-8 p.m. for an open bar and quality time with talented artists. This event is part of First Fridays in Crystal City, so wander around the underground for additional openings, wine tastings, crafts, and more.
- If you wondered why In Frame has been on hiatus, it’s because our curator Caroline Space has been working hard on her latest photography project, Forest of Lorien (see a video preview here), which she’ll be presenting as her masters thesis at the Corcoran School of Art and Design next Wednesday, April 12, 6 to 9 p.m., along with several other undergrad and graduate students. The event is open to the public but you must RSVP. Here at Exposed DC we want to give our hearty congratulations to our exceptionally talented team member!
- The second installment of the Community Collective Photography Showcase opens at Capital Fringe this Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m., featuring local photography juried by members of D.C. photo groups, including Exposed’s own James Calder.
- “Mirror to the World” opens at Glen Echo Photoworks today, juried by Frank Von Riper and featuring 11 local photographers, including the Washington City Paper’s Darrow Montgomery and Exposed alum Cristine Pearl.
- At Artists Proof, a gallery in Georgetown, see the new exhibit “Home of Art,” featuring work by Spanish photographer Pedro Correa.
- The School of Visual Arts has made 99 photography lectures available for free on YouTube.
- You can now pay your respects to astronaut and Senator John Glenn, who was interred at Arlington Cemetery yesterday.
- PDN features the work of Tom M Johnson, who was on assignment to photograph parking lots and came away this clever series, “Booths.”
- A flock of Chilean flamingos fly over the Andes in this stunner from wildlife photographer Ben Hall.
- The Atlantic marks the 100 year anniversary of the United States entering World War I with this photo gallery.
- So much squee this week: The National Zoo went into cute overload with a dozen cheetah cubs born to two litters at its Front Royal habitat, and the Memphis Zoo welcomed a brand new slimy cat, er, baby hippo to its stable (scroll to the bottom for a gallery).
We were thrilled to see hundreds of you come out last night for the opening of the 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show. We hope you enjoyed the celebration for the 43 winning images of the Washington, D.C. metro area. If you’d like to purchase any of the photos on display, you can do so here. You can also get a copy of our 2017 Exhibition Program online here or during any of the gallery hours during the exhibit run, which are free and open to all: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this weekend and next. The last day of the exhibit is Sunday, March 19.
Exposed DC offers our hearty thanks to new event space AJAX for hosting our exhibit, to Framebridge for doing such a wonderful job printing and framing the images, to Bluejacket for once again providing delicious local craft beer, and to DJ v:shal kanwar for keeping us on the beat all night. Basecamp DC provides our printing services, and Johanna Ostrich designs our exhibition programs.
We also want to thank our fantastic photographer for the evening, Erika Nizborski, who you can also hire for your event, wedding, and lifestyle photography. Enjoy a small gallery of her work above; we’ll have a big gallery from the evening for you to peruse next week.
The opening of the 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show is only 6 days away! Join us at brand new venue AJAX near Mt. Vernon Square to see 43 phenomenal images that celebrate Washington, D.C., with an open bar from Bluejacket Brewery and tunes from v:shal kanwar. Local upstart Framebridge printed and framed the photos in the exhibition.
- The deadline to submit to the Community Collective Photography Showcase is tonight at midnight. Our own James Calder is one of the judges, and the show will open at Capital Fringe on April 8.
- Over at Glen Echo, the Photoworks Gallery opens UNITED/DIVIDED today, with a reception next March 11, 5 to 7 p.m. Robert Miller, deputy director of photography at The Washington Post juried this show of 23 photographers addressing the current themes of unity/division in our nation and in our nation’s capital.
- In addition to seeing local fave Chris Suspect’s images in the 11th annual Exposed DC show opening next Thursday, you can also see a new music video he made for band Low Cut Connie based on his Instagram style of photography. Watch it censored or NSFW.
- Head to the District Architecture Center as Alan Karchmer presents architectural photographs and discusses the creative solutions he developed to address the complex aesthetic, logistical, and technical challenges of the assignments. March 7, 6:30 p.m., $35 for non-members.
- It’s been awhile since we had disastrous selfie news, but Yayoi Kusama’s mesmerizing Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the Hirshhorn did the trick. Only a few days after opening a guest smashed one of the pumpkins while trying to get a new Facebook profile pic. (We hear the couple in the Obliteration room, at the top of this post, exited without incident.)
- The L.A. Times has the photo by Al Seib that caught the shock of all the front-row actors at the Oscars at the realization that Warren Beatty had announced the wrong movie for the Best Picture award.
- Travel to Greenland to get the shot? Sure. Why not.
- Oh my, set those alarm clocks and get ready: The race to photograph cherry blossoms is coming a bit early this year, hitting peak bloom between March 14 and 17, thanks to the hottest February ever in D.C. We dare you to do better than the winning photo by Ginny Filer, which is featured on the cover of this year’s Exposed DC Photography Show magazine. Get the program showcasing all the winners for $10 at the opening reception next Thursday.
- Take some time and browse through the 30 new and emerging photographers PDN declares worth keeping your eyes on.
- Sahar Speaks is a group training young women to be journalists and photojournalists in Afghanistan.
- See the finalists from Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual photo contest, and go vote for your favorite.
- Photographer Joel Sartore has spent the last 11 years on a quest to photograph every animal species in captivity to create a “Photo Ark.” He’s photographed 6,500 species, including the arctic fox and the slow loris, and only has 6,000 to go!
Exposed DC Photography Show – 11th Annual Exhibition
– Tickets on sale now!
– Featuring 43 images of the Washington metro area
– Opening reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 to 10 p.m.
– Exhibit hosted by brand new event space AJAX, 1011 4th Street NW
– Exhibition magazine available for purchase, featuring all the winners
– Best in Show awards chosen by a panel of distinguished local photographers
– Beer provided by Bluejacket Brewery; Beats by v:shal kanwar
– Advance tickets: $20. Door tickets: $25
Exposed DC is excited to announce its 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, March 9 through March 19, 2017.
These 43 winning photographs were chosen from a contest for their unique view of the Washington area as a place where we live and work and love every day. Five of those photographs will be awarded our Best in Show prizes, each one chosen by a panel of distinguished metro-area photographers: Susana Raab, Lauren Stockbower, Yodith Dammlash, Darren Smith, and Jennifer Sakai.
D.C.’s own Bluejacket Brewery will provide their original brews at an open bar; complimentary wine and snacks will also be available. DJ v:shal kanwar + special guests will provide beats in the brand new events space AJAX, located a few blocks from the Mt. Vernon Square and Gallery Place metro stations. Photo printing and framing is provided by local startup Framebridge.
A full color 11th annual Exhibition Magazine with all 43 winning photos be available at the opening.
Exhibit open Saturdays-Sundays: 11am-4pm
Limited weekday hours: See social media for updates during the exhibit.
Closing day: Sunday, March 19
All photographs displayed will be for sale. High-res images available upon request.
For more information or media passes, please contact:
Heather Goss / James Calder at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Exposed DC Photography Show is a Ten Miles Square production.