- Get your best bird pics into the Audubon Society contest by April 2. One winner will be featured on their magazine cover.
- National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale captured several moving images of the last moments of the last living male Northern White Rhino.
- The Momenta Workshop is offering big tuition awards—$1,000 and $500—to photographers who’d like to attend their Project Series: Working with Nonprofits. Apply here.
- This man took a photo with every mailbox in Seattle. (Because goals?)
- Bettina Rheims, best known for fashion and celebrity photography, sets up makeshift studios in female prisons to delve into another realm for her latest project.
- Looks like Google will acquire Lytro, creators of light-field technology cameras.
- Susan Ressler’s images of cookie-cutter corporate office life in 1970s America will be published in a new book next month.
- A timelapse of the solar eclipse from the cockpit of a U-2 is among the winners of Air & Space / Smithsonian magazine’s annual photo contest.
- Learn about FotoEvidence’s mission and co-founder, Svetlana Bachevanova, in this Q&A. She’ll be one of several photographers offering portfolio reviews during the photo festival in June. Sign up here.
In case you missed it, we announced the winning images from our 2018 photography contest earlier this week. Join us in congratulating the winners, and mark your calendars for the opening reception on Friday, May 11 when you can see all of the photos on display at Dupont Underground. Now, on to some links!
- See Renee Regan’s travel photography at the Wharf’s Martha Spak Gallery. Reception is tonight, 6-8 p.m.
- Then, head to the Leica Store DC for an opening reception of the new Metro Collective exhibit, “My Tears Will Stain,” 7-9 p.m. tonight.
- Speaking of Leica, a camera allegedly owned by Amelia Earhart is up for sale on eBay for approximately $70,000.
- WOMEN FOCUS is sponsoring free portfolio reviews on April 7 at the Newseum for women photography students and professionals with 5 years or less experience. Participation is limited to 80 registrants, and as of Thursday, they were still accepting applications for the waiting list. Reviews will be led by women editors and photographers from organizations such as National Geographic, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
- A wonderful moment in social media happened earlier this week, when someone tweeted a photo from a 1971 science conference and asked for help identifying the sole woman and person of color—and the only scientist not identified in the caption. Many people converged to help, including archivists at the Smithsonian, and, well, you’ll never guess what happened next…
- Photographs of The Beatles at their first concerts in the U.S. taken by a teenager are finding their way from his basement to an auction where they are expected to fetch over $300,000.
- The Focus on the Story International Photo Festival has issued a call for entries. Submit your images that tell compelling stories in two categories by April 17. Discounted early bird registration is also still available if you haven’t signed up yet.
- Photobombing, selfie sticks, and other photography firsts may have happened sooner than you thought.
After a longer wait than usual, it’s finally time to announce the winners of the 12th annual Exposed DC Photography Show. We’re happy to share the full list below and look forward to another year celebrating local photography. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
This year, the exhibit will be hosted by Dupont Underground, a former trolley station that has been repurposed into an innovative cultural space. We’ll have more information and details soon, but for now, be sure to save the date for the opening reception of the show on Friday, May 11. The exhibit will run through May 18. If you’re ready to kick things off now, join us tonight for happy hour at Meridian Pint starting at 6 p.m. Photographers and photography fans are all welcome. Our team will be there, so please drop by to say hello and toast the winners with us as we gear up for our 12th annual show!
Thank you to all who entered this year’s contest for sharing your experience living in the Washington, D.C. area. We always enjoy seeing this city through your eyes, and we’re proud to have the opportunity to share the work of local photographers of all levels whose images help tell and celebrate the story of life in D.C. Whether you just found out about Exposed DC through the contest or you’ve been with us from the very beginning, we want to say thank you for being a part of our community. We also welcome you to find out how to get involved beyond the contest, if you’d like.
And now, without further ado, the 2018 Exposed DC winners:
Ray Alvareztorres – City Light
Mark Alan Andre – March
Mark Alan Andre – Metro Reflection
Caroline Angelo – Stay Warm
Jorge Bañales – Capital Wheel in the Fog
Pablo Benavente – The Immigrant
John Benevelli – As Good A Spot As Any, Meridian Hill Park
Mac Blessen – Untitled
Mac Blessen – Untitled
Kirth Bobb – Rebellious DC
Eric Brown – On The Pike
Jason Burles – Flag
Jason Burles – Touch Up
Andrew Burns – Washington’s Foggy Morning
Steele Burrow – The Lincoln
Robert Cannon – Glow
Dan Coates – Festival
Jeffrey Comer – Dirtbusters
Kattie Angelita Delcid – Attitude After School
Chris Ellenbogen – In A Row
Ginny Filer – Endless Light
Ginny Filer – Shine
Carolina Franco – Reflecting Savasana
Cristina Guidi – Not Spoken Here
Jim Havard – Signs in a Tunnel
Kurt Heyde –Resist
Earp Indradat – Foggy Bottom
Miki Jourdan – Joyful Sea Cadets
Miki Jourdan – Resist
Ola Kasumu – Metro Muse
Zack Lewkowicz – Grasping for Air
Marci Lindsay – Market Vendor’s Assistant
Brooke Linkow – Triangles
Brian Mosley – Tumble
Erika Nizborski – Senate Hearings On Healthcare
Vivianne Peckham – Eclipse Sisters
Jean-Pierre Plé – Outer Loop, DC Snow-way
Birch Thomas – Dinner with the Neighbors
Kristy Yang – Conversation
Jacadra Young – Breaking Out
We’re looking forward to announcing the winners of our annual photography contest on Tuesday, March 13, and we hope to see you at our celebratory happy hour that evening at Meridian Pint!
- Bloomberg News takes a look at striking photography from women around the world.
- A fantastic opportunity for local teens: Apply for the “Investigating Where We Live” internship at the National Building Museum to develop skills in digital photography and exhibition design. Due March 25.
An Australian tourist accidentally left his camera behind after visiting a penguin rookery, and the animals decided to take a selfie video.
- Photoworks Gallery is seeking entries for United/Divided, an upcoming public exhibition of photography aiming to initiate a visual dialog that explores the connections and divisions that currently exist in our nation, and in our nation’s capitol. Deadline for entries is April 13.
- Benjamin Von Wong teamed up with Dell to turn 4,100 pounds of electronic waste into art meant to inspire people to rethink and recycle.
- Sign up for one of the many upcoming classes or special events from the Capital Photography Center.
- Two photographers are cruising the waterways of Europe in houseboats that have been converted into photography studios.
- Because when don’t we need an excuse to look at beautiful Scottish landscape photography?
- Preview some of the gorgeous images in the running for British Bird Photographer of the Year.
It’s the last weekend before our annual contest closes on Wednesday, February 28 at midnight. Don’t waste time… let’s see those entries! Also, save the date for our next monthly happy hour on March 13 at Meridian Pint.
Now, how about some links?
- Pretend spring has arrived with these winners of Washington Gardener magazine’s photo contest.
- Looking to learn more about how to use your camera? Exposed DC alum Amanda Archibald will be leading a DSLR and mirrorless camera workshop on March 3 at The Lemon Collective.
Head to the District Architecture Center on Tuesday the 27th for an opening reception of the exhibition “Hoachlander Davis: Photographing Spaces,” 6:30 p.m., free.
Max Desfor, a Pulitzer Prize winning war photographer who worked for the Associated Press for over 40 years, has passed away at 104.
TIME shares some of their favorite images from the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Or maybe you’re more interested in these multiple exposures that capture the movement of the athletes differently.
Behind the scenes takes on a life of its own in Klaus Pichler’s “Skeletons in the Closet” series showing taxidermied creatures in hidden spaces of the Museum of Natural History in Vienna.
- War photographer James Nachtwey turns his camera to a battle raging on U.S. soil, the opioid crisis, for TIME’s new cover story.