TGIFL! This week we have heavy metal cats, head-whacking images, geologists in the field and so much more. Our 2014 Exposed DC Photography Show is open
for just one more day at today until 6 p.m. and our last day Sunday, April 6, 12 to 5 p.m. at Long View Gallery. (They’re closed for a private event on Saturday.) Most of the Exposed staff and many of the photographers will be there hanging out, so stop by to say hello and for your last chance to get a view of this year’s winners. You can purchase any of the images and our 2014 exhibition program in person on Sunday, or online (prints; program).
- The 6th annual “Mirror to the World” documentary photography exhibition opens tonight at Glen Echo Park. The show is curated by photographer Frank Van Riper, and features many local photographers.
- Tragic news this morning: AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed and reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded in Afghanistan when a local policeman opened fire on their car.
- Not to be outdone by his wife, former President Clinton got his own sunglasses photo this week.
- The ripples from the Calumet Photographic store closings are still being felt. Customers at the Rockville store are still waiting for pictures to be returned. You might want to bookmark our new local resource guide for camera stores.
- Photographer Yang Yongliang layers thousands of photographs to create dreamscapes that represent how rapidly China is developing.
- Photographer Alexander Crockett is proving that cats can rock. He’s the photographer behind Metal Cats, a photo book with images of musicians from the hardcore metal music scene posing with their furry feline friends.
- The excellent Garry Winogrand retrospective is open until June 8 at the National Gallery of Art. Our reviewer recommends multiple visits.
- DeShean Jackson may have signed with the Washington Football Team this week, but the photo behind him at the signing got a lot of attention.
- Cops stopping photographers is not a new phenomenon. In 1955, Robert Frank was arrested in Arkansas while photographing The Americans.
- The BBC has a slideshow of work by Christina Broom, Britian’s first female press photographer.
- “None of the images in the series…were set up; All of them were taken serendipitously and examine clashing cultures, tradition versus modernity, and sometimes situations that are simply perplexing.” Martin Kollar’s “Nothing Special” examines the often bizarre world of Eastern Europe during the post-Soviet era.
- This photo essay from Columbia University shows what life is like as a geologist working in Panama.
- Kaija Straumanis gets our vote for series we would most like to see the outtakes from. She took portraits of herself while objects collided with her head.
- Interesting article on how photographers are getting sponsorships on Instagram.
- You know we love dog photos, but these intimate shots by Chris Sembrot of dogs kissing people is heavy on the PDA.
- Save the date for our next monthly happy hour, April 16 at El Centro D.F.
- And finally, adorable photos of Indochinese tiger cubs at the Saigon Zoo.