This photograph taken by Victoria Pickering during D.C.’s Pride celebration is genuinely captivating. The upward angle of the camera elevates the subject who is framed eloquently in the nook of this building. The figure projects an air of confidence as her head is raised high and her gaze focused on the day’s festivities all the while holding the multi-colored flag of the LGBT movement. Thanks, Victoria for sharing this image that embodies the strength of Pride.
- DCist is back! Along with our favorite required reading: the monthly Arts Agenda by Exposed alum Pat Padua.
- Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 26 from 2-3 p.m. to chat at 202Creates Co-Working Day about the business side of photography. More info to come.
- Starting today, see the evolution of Daguerrerotypes: Five Decades of Collecting at the National Portrait Gallery.
- Westminster Abbey’s attic has been closed to the public for 700 years—until this week. Architecture Digest gives us a peek at the hundreds of British relics it holds and the spectacular views of London.
- Our Crystal City Fotowalk sets the stage for the Washington Photo Safari all about composition on Sunday, June 24, 2:30-5:00 p.m., $79.
- Anthony Hilliard talks with Noisey about how he came to be Future’s lead photographer and stories behind some of his images.
- TEAL Magazine, a publication that focuses on film photography, music, art and culture, is having a launch party for their inaugural issue on July 7. RSVP here.
- Twelve photographers have been shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. The winner will be announced in October.
- Thomas Peschak juxtaposes the past with the present in Peru’s Guano Islands to see how seabird habitats have changed over the years.
- National Geographic is hosting a Your Shot Meet Up on Saturday, June 23 at their headquarters. Space is limited and free for members, but RSVP is required.
This image was taken by photographer Lorie Shaull at The Poppy Memorial, a temporary memorial located on the National Mall. Taking photographs of young children like this can be very unpredictable as they are constantly in motion and difficult to direct. One way to work with this obstacle is to get out of the studio and let them roam free and see what happens! Also, like Lorie, try shooting your photographs from the child’s level. Shooting from a lower angle gives the viewer the opportunity to see the world from the child’s perspective. Thanks for sharing such an adorable shot, Lorie!
- The Focus on the Story International Photo Festival kicked off last night and there’s tons to take in this weekend. See the full schedule of workshops, photo walks, talks and book signings by big names like Martin Parr, an exhibit featuring Exposed alum Chris Suspect, and more. Tonight, find your fellow photography lovers at the opening party at Gallery O on H. Register here.
- Head to Steadfast Supply in Navy Yard on Sunday for a camera workshop with D.C. photographer, educator, and Exposed alum, Amanda Archibald, 1 to 3 p.m. $75.
- Enter the 2018 APA Awards in a slew of categories. Open to all, members get a discount.
- Submit your work to be featured in the first issue of The Khollected, a D.C.-based art and design magazine.
- The two biggest auction houses, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, are diversifying the photography they use for art, which means we’ll likely see fewer young women being used as props to sell things.
- With primary season well under way, New York Times photographers were out this week taking portraits and talking to voters.
- A photographer who toured with Prince talked to Getty Images about the late singer’s favorite photos of himself.
- A year after Ryan Kelly took his Pulitzer-Prize-winning photo of Marcus Martin after being hit by a car during the Charlottesville rally, the two came together for a much better reason: Kelly photographed Martin’s wedding to Marissa Blair, who was also present that day, just out of frame.
Our 12th annual Exposed DC exhibit is a wrap! A huge thanks to everyone who came out, and to all the photographers who shared their love of the D.C. area with us through images. If you saw a photograph you liked, you can buy a fine art print of it online here. Feel free to email us for more information. Sign up for our newsletter here. Share your photography with us all year on Flickr or by using the hashtag #exposeddc on Instagram. Keep your eyes peeled soon for our June happy hour!
- The Washington Gardener Photo Show opens Sunday, June 3 at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens with a reception, 2-3:30 p.m, free to attend. The 17 winning photos will be on display through July 31.
- Mark Seliger talks with NPR about his desire to “get something that no one else has gotten” when photographing well-known figures.
- Black D.C. natives respond to Washingtonian’s “I’m Not A Tourist” campaign with counter photo shoot.
- United/Divided 2 opens at Glen Echo Photoworks on June 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
- Instagram is rolling out a mute feature. We won’t tell if you won’t.
- L.A. Times photographers head to RuPaul’s DragCon and it’s just as vivid as you imagine.
- Foxes are people! Well, no, but they’re pretty expressive when Ossi Saarinen finds them.
- Women and minority photographers are using digital spaces to their advantage.
- When you set up your remote camera too close too the rocket flames the results are…as expected.