With the summer season approaching and warm weather finally in our grasp, it is a great time to participate in local events happening around the DMV. For example, Olaf Zerbock photographed the Lights of Freedom Ceremony at Walter Pierce Park. Lighting over 2,000 candles, the event honors thousands of African Americans who were buried in what is now Adams Morgan after they gained their freedom during the U.S. Civil War. This photo is contemplative, powerful, and a reminder to get out in our community and participate!
- Sony’s latest firmware uses artificial intelligence to provide autofocus on subject’s eyes, even when the subject is an animal.
- Elton John and David Furnish will have a photography gallery named after them at the V&A after making a significant donation to the new photography center.
- Professionals in the field of biomedical photography share their experience ranging from documenting bacteria and viruses to photomicrography and beyond.
- This year’s Washington Post Squirrel Week Photography contest winners include (at least) three Exposed alums — Andrew Pasko-Reader, Angela Napili and Victoria Pickering.
- Noelle K. Tan: Part II Volume 2, featuring black and white photographs produced in the darkroom, is on exhibit at Civilian Art Projects from 1-5 p.m. tomorrow.
- Photoworks latest exhibit features three photographic series that explore the connection between subjects and objects/environments surrounding them. The exhibit is on view starting today, and an opening reception and gallery talk will be held next Saturday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
- PHMuseum has announced the winners of their 2019 photography grant, with the top prize going to Nikita Teryoshin for his series Nothing Personal, which takes a look at the commercial business behind global defense.
- Flickr has partnered with Pixsy to start alerting photographers if their images have been stolen.
- David McMillan’s new book takes viewers to the ghost city of Chernobyl.
- Leica Store DC will be hosting a street photography workshop with Gus Powell on May 17-19. Attendance is limited to 12 students, and registration costs $799.
- A Barcelona-based photographer captures birds’ flights in a single frame that shows the paths they take and the patterns their wings create.
- Rob Tringali talks with PDN about sports photography and how things have changed in the industry since he first began his career.
- Researchers have captured images of a black hole for the first time ever.
- Steven Sebring is on a mission to capture the subjects of his photography in 360 degrees with a proprietary camera system he built in an old vaudeville theater.
- Exposed alum Kaitlin Jencso’s new exhibition “Looking Glass” opened at Hamiltonian Gallery last weekend. BYT’s Svetlana Legetic talked with Kaitlin about the show.
Spring is here, and with the cold weather finally on its way out of DC it is a perfect time to get outside and take some photos! This beautiful image of magnolias was captured by Bekah Richards in Rawlins Park. By taking the photo with an upward angle the solid blue sky remains a consistent backdrop, eliminating any distractions that would take away from the flower’s vibrancy. So, when you are taking photos of nature make sure to try different points of view to make the viewer want to stop and smell the roses or, in this case, magnolias.
Our new exhibit in the Crystal City Fotowalk will be going up this weekend! The exhibit will feature 62 photographers whose images explore how color is seen and captured through photography. Join us next Friday, April 5 from 5-7 p.m. for an opening reception in conjunction with Gallery Underground as part of Crystal City’s First Fridays!
- Don’t forget about Birch’s solo show at Rosslyn CAFE tonight, 6-8 p.m. Distinct Seasons is a series of photographs that celebrates the four distinct seasons we experience each year as Washingtonians.
- StreetMeetDC is celebrating 4 years at tomorrow’s meet up at 10th and U Street NW, 2 p.m.
- Today at 10 a.m., an early photography symposium, “Pictures with Purpose,” will feature photography and visual culture scholars discussing the meaning and significance of early works by and about African American image makers.
- Mel D. Cole has spent the last two decades photographing iconic and intimate moments in hip-hop.
- Digital Trends shares a little about these 14 women who influenced the art of photography in honor of Women’s History Month.
- Lisa Elmaleh has been photographing musicians all around Appalachia using the wet-plate tintype process developed in the mid 1850s.
- Check out Capital Photography Center’s upcoming classes to sign up for a cherry blossom photo shoot, learn about how to better use Photoshop or Lightroom, and more.