- As the heavy rains arrive in our area, many outdoor weekend plans are being cancelled or postponed, including arts-related events we tweeted about earlier. DCist is tracking those schedule changes as they learn about them.
- The Friends of Mitchell Park in D.C. are having a photo contest. Enter by October 15.
- “A lot of brands are starting to reach out to dogs because dogs make people happy, and brands want their ads to make people happy.” The fast, furry rise of the Instagram-famous pet.
- In his home country, the influences of legendary Indian photographer Raghubir Singh are still seen today.
- Living among deteriorating buildings of failed experiments to expand housing in the suburbs are the seniors who first lived there. A poetic vision of Paris’s crumbling suburban high-rises.
- One of the 2015 MacArthur Fellows is photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier, who “uses visual autobiographies to capture social inequality and historical change in the postindustrial age.”
- “So This Is What a Murderer Looks Like.” Defense lawyer Sara Bennett’s photos of four women re-entering society.
- Skewed gender norms and twisted, dreamlike scenes abound in this selection of images from the newly released book “Reveal and Detonate: Contemporary Mexican Photography.”
- What life is like as a twentysomething nun.
- Violence erupted during demonstrations at the lack of policing in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, an area that has been volatile for weeks.
- Damon Winter found that when it comes to photographing Donald Trump’s campaign, there are no quiet moments.
- A mountain lion spent the afternoon atop a 35-foot utility pole in the California desert after apparently getting spooked by a bus of screaming school children.
- This leopard in India is clearly a big fan of Winnie the Pooh.
We loved being able to reward a few talented photographers with a special award last year, granted by some of the most distinguished photographers in the D.C. area, so we’re doing it again!
This year our judges are photojournalists, fine artists, and picture editors, have images held in the private collections from the Getty to the Smithsonian, seen their work regularly published in The New York Times and by the Associated Press, and won armfuls of awards and fellowships. They’re already looking at the winning 42 images to find their favorites. Each winning photographer will get a $100 cash prize from Exposed DC.
Will the discerning eye of one of our judges pick yours? We’ll announce the winners just before the exhibit opens on March 12.
Now, meet our special judges: Lauren Stockbower, Cynthia Connolly, Randall Scott, Susana Raab, and Evan Vucci.
This year we celebrate our 9th annual Exposed DC Photography Show. We’ve worked hard every year to bring you the best photography that, as seen together, tells the story of living in the Washington, D.C. area. From our early days at Warehouse (RIP) to today, as we prepare to exhibit our 2015 winning images at the new Capital Fringe headquarters, we’ve been proud to feature local photographers of all levels, hobbyist to professional, who are able to see the nation’s capital as more than just a collection of monuments.
Mark your calendars for March 12, when we’ll open our 9th annual exhibit with our usual blowout bash. But tonight, January 13, join us at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights from 6 to 8 p.m. for our monthly happy hour, to mingle and meet your fellow photographers, and this time, to toast to the following 42 winners of the 2015 contest. Congratulations!
It’s a new year, so we got a new website design! How do you like our new digs?? Poke around and tell us what you love, or what could still be tweaked, or if anything is still buggy in the comments or by email.
Photographers, this is the LAST WEEKEND to submit your D.C.-area images to the 9th annual Exposed DC photography contest! About 40 images that tell the story of the DMV we know and love will go on display at the Capital Fringe headquarters next March in our blow-out exhibition. The deadline for entries is next Wednesday, January 7 at midnight. We’ll announce the winners the following Tuesday, January 13, and have a celebration for everyone at our monthly happy hour at Meridian Pint that evening. Alright, let’s get to the links.
- Look at these crazy, crazy trees. Almost as crazy as the platinum/palladium process Beth Moon uses to photograph them.
- White House photographer Pete Souza talks about the stories behind the shots.
- The Capital Weather Gang collected D.C.’s best weather shots from 2014 — (we count six former Exposed winners!).
- Meanwhile, the Washington Post‘s In Sight photo blog features a selection of snowy winter scenes from Washington’s past.
- Politico does what it does best, and collected the 10 Best Washington Photos from 2014.
- Last week we had the top 10 photos from the Department of Interior’s incredible Instagram account; Huffington Post did a step better and dug up its top 10 animal photos.
- How do all these Best Of lists get made? The New York Times‘ Lens blog writes about how they choose 100 photos for their 2014 Year in Pictures.
- The annual Sony World Photography competition is still accepting entries, but see what you’re up against with these 15 contenders.
- Photographer Jill Waterman has been documenting New Year’s Eve celebrations in a different city every year since 1983, bouncing from Bethlehem to Prague, Shanghai to Montreal, Miami to San Francisco.
- Photojournalist Lucas Jackson, embedded with American soldiers in Afghanistan, shares intimate and up-close photographs documenting the daily life, training, and camaraderie of troops counting down their final days in the region.
- David Kasnic documents the people and practices that make up the controversial, annual Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup in Texas.
- Maxine Helfman’s “Historical Correction” photo series places black subjects in historical Flemish-style portraits.
- The Washington Post has a slideshow of tigers held in captivity in the
The deadline for our InstantDC 2014 Open Call is nearly upon us. If you haven’t entered the contest yet, you’d better get cracking!And in case you’re spinning your wheels on which of your images to submit, here’s one more example of an earlier InstantDC show winner to provide a spark, perhaps. Ryan Maxwell‘s crisp, abstract shot dances with geometric shapes and lines, while the unusual perspective adds intrigue, making you wonder which way is up.
Whatever your particular style or subject matter, whatever type of device or medium you use, as long as you’re based in the D.C. area, we want to see your best photographs! So be sure to submit your work before midnight on the night of September 1. Good luck to all!