The snow has had its last hurrah (right?), the sun is out, and the forecast for Thursday’s Exposed DC Photography Show opening is sunny and mild! So get your tickets now and get ready to enjoy your free Bluejacket beer in the courtyard at 1358 NE! After you’ve done that, treat yourself to this week’s pile of links:
- Suspect Device opens tonight at Leica Store DC. We’re pretty excited about it after getting a sneak peak at the show’s video earlier this week.
- Hamiltonian is extending its call for artists for its fellowship program to March 14.
- Four Chicago Sun-Times photographers were among 15 staffers who took buyouts last Friday. They had been rehired in March this year after being laid off in 2013 along with the rest of the Sun-Times photography department.
- World Press Photo announced that, based on new evidence, they’ve revoked a controversial First Place award.
- We’ve been forced to endure our share of slush around here lately, but these photos of “Slurpee waves” off Nantucket are beautiful.
- “Mediocre forces good out of the market place and great all but disappears” – Kenneth Jarecke opines on the demise of photojournalism as art.
Ukrainian photojournalist Serhiy Nikolayev was killed in shelling in eastern Ukraine on Saturday. His newspaper says he wasn’t there on assignment.
Peter Lik’s artistic merits may be debatable, but the supercilious photographer – who claims to have sold the world’s most expensive photograph last year – has built a terrifyingly successful market for his work.
- A weasel catches a ride on the back of woodpecker and a photographer catches it. No, really.
- An octopus has figured out how to work a camera. We advise sheltering in place during the great cephalopod uprising.
The final episode of Invisible Photograph video series explains how particle physicists are using photography at the Large Hadron Collider.
- Smithsonian Magazine just announced the finalists of its 12th annual photo contest. Readers can vote for their favorite
- Meanwhile Smithsonian tells visitors they’re still welcome to take selfies but “leave the sticks in your bags“.
- Chilean volcano Villarrica erupted beautifully on Tuesday.
- Serious Eats has put together an excellent beginners guide to food photography.
- The Financial Times writes at length on “Why photobooks are booming in digital age“.
- Along the tiger’s trail: where are the cats found and why? Field surveys are performed on foot for months across vast areas of India. New word alert: pugmark!