Umbrellas in Motion, 18th and I Street NW by Britt Leckman
Tonight! Join us for our May photographer happy hour and the opening reception for our 10-year retrospective of winning Exposed DC images in the Crystal City underground Fotowalk. They’re printed huge and beautiful, and we’ll have an open bar with snacks courtesy the fine folks at the Crystal City BID. There will be a handful of other art openings to poke your head into, a mural unveiling, and an open house at the Synetic Theater. Just hop off the metro and turn left into the walkway and you can’t miss it. Our happy hour is right in the middle of the exhibit walk.
- Portraits of H Street: Then & Now opens tomorrow, May 7 at Gallery O on H from 7-11pm. The show closes May 13.
- Photo op: The annual Funk Parade will groove down U Street this Saturday.
- D.C. announced plans this week for 15 pop-up art projects around the city.
- 33 rescued circus lions were airlifted from Peru and Colombia to South Africa.
- Your dog doesn’t like your hugs, according to one expert: “The Internet contains many pictures of happy people hugging what appear to be unhappy dogs.”
- Thursday was International Astronaut Day, so here’s a gallery of real astronauts from the AP and fictional astronauts on 500px.
- The Marine Corps is investigating whether it misidentified one of the six men shown raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in February 1945, the moment captured in Joe Rosenthal’s iconic photograph.
- The Colossal has picked some of its favorites among the entrants for National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest.
- “When the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens on May 14, its entire third floor will be devoted to photography.”
- Instagram presented a 10-year-old Finnish boy who discovered a bug in their app with a $10,000 reward.
- An adorable baby beaver was lost outside the Van Ness metro this week, but D.C. animal control captured it and released it back into the wild.