So you’ve bought your Exposed 2014 opening night tickets, right? Ok, then. Your reward is this week’s allotment of alluring links, including fantastic Snowy Owl research photos, local photographer Jim Darling’s upcoming pop-up studio, and the sad story behind Calumet’s demise:
- We learned yesterday that Calumet Photo filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Their website is gone, all their twitter feeds have been deleted, and the short update they wrote on facebook about their closing has also been deleted. Calumet took over three Penn Camera stores in the area after they closed down a few years ago. Peta Pixel has an interview with a former employee which details how bad things had gotten at the retailer.
- Just how valuable are your Instagram photos? Daniel Arnold made $15K in one day selling prints of his popular Instagram shots.
- A Photo Editor wrote his own guide to photography contests.
- The Baltimore Police are at it again. They forced Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of an office involved shooting. We wrote about another similar incident with Baltimore Police last year.
D.C. area photographer Kristi Odom is headed to Bolivia to photograph the illegal animal trade. She is looking for financial backing on the project, and has almost met her goal.
- Photographer Meredith Rizzo has some great images in an NPR story on the snowy owl.
- Need a good headshot? Local photographer Jim Darling, whose portraits we profiled last year, is hosting a pop-up portrait studio on 3/22.
- D.C. based photographer Mathew Ramsey is getting a lot of attention for his burger porn project. The photos look very tasty.
- Combat photographer Stacey Pearsall shared stories about working as an Air Force photographer with Photoshelter.
- This week PetaPixel wrote about the work Paulo Ordoveza, or @PicPedant, is doing to expose fake or copyrighted photos posted on twitter. You may remember that we interviewed Ordoveza back in January.
- General Colin Powell posted a selfie he took 60 years ago to facebook yesterday. He even managed to call out Ellen in the process.
- (e)merge art fair will return for their fourth year to D.C. this fall.
- “Permitting photography led to constant tension between those who wanted a clear view for their camera and those who wished to look at the paintings.” To ban or not to ban cameras at museums.
- An finally, Nepal celebrated some happy news this week when it marked 365 days without a tiger, rhino or elephant being poached.