What a great image captured by Shamila Chaudhary at the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan. Interior lighting can be tricky, and Shamila does a great job of using the light that is available to show off the ornate wallpaper of the room while also guiding our focus to the two figures. When shooting photographs indoors, you are often looking for soft lighting; take advantage of any natural light that is available from windows or skylights.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us last night for the opening of our 12th annual Exposed DC Photography Show. We had a great time with you all, and we hope you enjoyed the celebration for the 40 winning images of the DC metro area. If you’d like to purchase any of the photos on display as fine art framed prints, you can do so here. You can also get a copy of our 2018 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, noon to 5 p.m., and Tuesday the 15th through Sunday the 20th. The last day of the exhibit is Monday, May 21, 5-7 p.m.
Exposed DC would like to thank Dupont Underground for hosting our exhibit, Dodge-Chrome, Inc. for printing the winning images, Union 206 Studio for sponsoring the Best in Show awards, goARTful for printing support, Capital Photography Center for general support, and The Beat & Path for providing great music all night long. BaseCampDC provides our paper printing services, and Rachael Carter designed our beautiful exhibition program.
Today we announce the fifth and final Best in Show prize winner from the 12th Annual Exposed DC Photography Show, which opens this Friday. We invited a panel of five distinguished photographers to each choose a favorite image from this year’s exhibit to be awarded a Best in Show award. Each winning photographer will receive a $100 cash prize, sponsored by Union 206 Studio.
Advance tickets for our May 11 opening night are still available, so don’t delay!
Now without further ado, the fifth Best in Show winning photo is “Resist” by Miki Jourdan, selected by judge Marvin Joseph. Joseph wrote, “I really liked the darkness and saturated color and ghost white bonnets that the ladies wore. Definitely reminded me of imagery from the tv show The Handmaid’s Tale.” It definitely reminds me of the show as well, and I love stark contrast and how it almost looks like the group is illuminated by a spotlight, creating a very dramatic vibe.
You can see more of Jourdan’s photographs on Instagram.
Marvin Joseph is a Washington, D.C. native and staff photojournalist for The Washington Post. His work includes celebrity portraiture, fashion, and editorial photography. In addition to the Post, his photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Washingtonian, Essence, Sister 2 Sister and Ebony and Jet magazines, as well as the books “Michelle: Her First Year As First Lady” and “The Inauguration of Barack Obama: A Photographic Journal.” His photographs have won contests by Pictures of the Year International (POYi), The National Press Photographers Association, The Best of Photojournalism, Northern Short Course, and The White House News Photographers Association. His photographs were also a part of “Coming Home a Different Person,” which earned the Documentary Project of the Year Award from POYi, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist documenting Specialist Robert Warren, a soldier who returned from Afghanistan with a traumatic brain injury.
Today we have the fourth Best in Show prize winner from the 12th Annual Exposed DC Photography Show. A panel of five distinguished photographers was invited to choose their favorite image from this year’s exhibit to be awarded a Best in Show award. Each winning photographer will receive a $100 cash prize, sponsored by Union 206 Studio.
For our third winning photo we have “Market Vendor’s Assistant” by Marci Lindsay, selected by judge Carolyn Russo. Russo wrote, “The colors, cropped elements, and sense of mystery in this scene remind me of an Edward Hopper painting.” I love the connection Russo makes here. I also find mysel drawn into the image by the lack of a person in the frame while the dog stares intently forward. Maybe it’s that along with the cropped elements that adds intrigue to this scene…making me wonder what is happening all around the photographer in this very moment.
You can see more of Lindsay’s photographs on Instagram.
Carolyn Russo is a museum specialist, photographer, and co-curator for the art collection at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. She is the author of four books: Art of the Airport Tower (Smithsonian Books, Fall 2015), In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight (powerHouse Books, 2007), Artifacts of Flight (Harry N. Abrams, 2003), and Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots (Bulfinch Press, 1997). She has curated several exhibitions and her photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States, China, and Finland.
Today we have the third Best in Show prize winner from the 12th Annual Exposed DC Photography Show, which opens this Friday night. Five distinguished photographers were each invited to choose a favorite image from this year’s exhibit to be awarded a Best in Show award. Each winning photographer will receive a $100 cash prize, sponsored by Union 206 Studio. Advanced tickets for our opening reception are still available, so grab yours now to see all 40 images in the exhibit, meet featured photographers, and celebrate local photography with us.
For our third winning photo we have “Untitled” by Mac Blessen, selected by judge Sanjay Suchak. Suchak wrote, “It’s a quintessential street photo in my opinion. One that calls to mind a classic Robert Frank image from the book ‘The Americans.’ He had an appreciation for photographing scenes where the subject’s face is obscured. I just love thinking about what the story is behind this image and the occasional awkwardness that occurs when people work together.”
You can see more of Blessen’s photographs on his website.
Sanjay Suchak is an award-winning and Emmy-nominated photographer and multimedia storyteller based in Charlottesville, Virginia and working around the world. He is the photographer for the University of Virginia and focuses on higher education storytelling as well as music photography. He has photographed The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, and various music festivals and has been published in The Washington Post, NPR, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, and USA Today.