Warm colors dominate the palette in this week’s daub of Featured Instagrammers.
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This is a wonderful light study, Lisa. It’s not only that but, this is an interesting image that tells a story that I want to know more about. What happens in the kitchen? Who are the people that use that kitchen? I find some of the most intriguing photographs are of a scene that tells so much but still leaves me asking questions, and I keep thinking about it even when it’s not in front of me.
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.
Today we announce the final of our five Best in Show prize winners from this, the 11th annual Exposed DC Photography Show. We invited a panel of distinguished D.C. metro-area photographers to each choose their favorite image from the 43 soon to be on display at this year’s exhibit. The five winning photographers each receive a $100 cash prize from Exposed DC.
Our final winning photograph is “H Street Represent” by Stacey Lewis, chosen by photographer and editor Yodith Dammlash. Dammlash told us: “D.C. may be an ever-changing landscape but I feel like there are still pockets of originality and authenticity. There is also an authenticity about street photography. This photo reminds me of that authenticity on both fronts. On another note, the men in the background sitting on the ledge instantly reminded me of the iconic Lunch Atop A Skyscraper (1932) by Charles Clyde Ebbets. What an unexpected homage!”
See more of Lewis’s photographs on her Instagram feed.
Yodith Dammlash is a photographer, archivist and editor based in the D.C. Metropolitan area. She received a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Yodith’s professional and artistic works have been featured in online and print publications, most recently The Week: Captured and Sally Hemings Dream zine. She was most recently a participating exhibitor at Addis Foto Fest 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her photo-based work explores her own Ethiopian-American ancestry through the lenses of womanhood and collective memory.
Today we have the fourth of our five Best in Show prize winners from the 2017 Exposed DC Photography Show, opening this Thursday. We invited a panel of distinguished D.C. metro-area photographers to each choose their favorite photograph from the 43 in this year’s show. The five winning photographers each receive a $100 cash prize from Exposed DC.
Tune in tomorrow for the announcement of our final 2017 Best in Show winner. There’s still time to get your advance tickets for our March 9 opening night so don’t delay!
Our fourth winning photo is “Resist” by David Wissman, selected by photography professor and freelance editor Lauren Stockbower. Stockbower wrote: “I’m not big on demonstration pictures, because it’s so hard to have a great one. But I love the color and the blurry background in this photo. Also, as decades go by, those not living in this moment will have this image to help explain a moment in time that seems eerily unexplainable now, and perhaps best illustrated by this protestor holding up her sign.”
See more of Wissman’s photographs on his Flickr feed.
Lauren Stockbower has worked as a picture editor for the last twenty years, including for The New York Times and Forbes. She taught at the Corcoran College of Art + Design for ten years, and also at CDIA in Georgetown. She is currently an adjunct professor at NOVA in Alexandria, VA in the photography and media department. She also freelances as a picture editor for clients such as National Geographic Traveler, USA Today and The Nature Conservancy. She is also currently Portfolio Director for UFolios.com.