Whether or not you’re willing to pay to get in to Awesome Con, there are bound to be photo ops galore near the Convention Center this weekend.
Mark your calendars for APA|DC’s next Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 27, 6-9 p.m. at Comet Ping Pong. The event is open to everyone.
Plan further ahead for a significant solar eclipse across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. You could witness a total eclipse if you’re along its path from Oregon to South Carolina. Don’t worry bright eyes, we’ll remind you closer to time.
Volunteer/activism opportunity: New York-based photographer Joe Quint will be in D.C. this Sunday and Monday for his project It Takes Us, which documents the impact of gun violence on survivors, family members, and witnesses. You would help with setup and breakdown, but it’s an awesome opportunity to learn from a pro while helping a worthy cause. No professional experience required, and Joe will feed and water you. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo opportunity: check out the XYZT Abstract Landscapes installation which opened yesterday at new art space ARTECHOUSE.
Grant alert: apply for one of the The Lucie Foundation’s three cash grants supporting the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme, and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.