Need a gift for the photographer in your life? The Exposed DC holiday gift guide is here to help, with gifts picked by actual photographers (not by advertisers!). So just like last year we implore you to put down the camera lens mug, or the Polaroid toilet paper roll – an actual gift received by this Exposed DC writer last year – and get them something useful. Also be sure to check out last year’s list. We tried not to repeat too many things.
We had an extremely difficult time going through the 45 photos chosen for our Exposed DC / InstantDC Fall Review exhibition to pick the best of the best, but a few really stood out with regard to creativity, execution, and the ability to present a scene in a unique way. Come see all the images at the opening reception this Friday, October 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Washington ArtWorks / Washington School of Photography.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Best in Show: Karon Flage – Arlington Co Fair – $400 Prize
First Place: Angela Kleis – Seaside Flipside – $200 Prize
Second Place: Angela Napili – A roseate spoonbill named Mike in the Amazonia exhibit, National Zoo – $100 Prize
Third Place: Jen Burnett – Key Bridge in Winter – $50 Prize
Honorable Mentions: $50 gift certificate generously provided by BorrowLenses
- Ceyda Oner – Snowy Hills of Visegrad
- David Dettloff – Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in near infrared
- Emanuel Canjura – Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
- Ryan Nickel – Venice Beach Bowl
- Sutthichai Sae-Tia – Untitled
Join us at Washington ArtWorks / Washington School of Photography on Friday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 p.m., as we open the Exposed DC / InstantDC 2014 Fall Review! This photography exhibit features the best and most beautiful images from D.C.-area photographers. Over 1,000 images were submitted, with just 45 being accepted into what will be an extraordinary show of talent. This show was juried by Keith Lane and E. Brady Robinson, two photographers local to the D.C. Metro area.
Keep an eye out next Tuesday, September 30, when we’ll announce the prize winners of our fall exhibition. The Grand, Second, and Third place winners will receive cash prizes from Exposed DC and InstantDC, and five Honorable Mentions will receive prizes sponsored by BorrowLenses.com. Special thanks go out to Capitol Hill Frame & Photo, which is (you guessed it) printing and framing the winning images.
The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday–Sunday, and the show will be up through October 31.
See you on October 3!
Exposed DC has been organizing one of the largest annual photography shows in the nation’s capital since 2006. They strive to connect all levels of photographers with networking, mentoring and exhibition opportunities by partnering with existing organizations such as InstantDC, a mobile-focused collective that boasts incredible local talent.
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!
It’s nearly August, so this is just a friendly tap on the shoulder to remind you about the call for entries for our upcoming InstantDC 2014 show. You have until September 1 to submit your images, so get shooting and selecting!