Roll up, roll up! Sign up now for one of our free photography classes with Knowledge Commons DC. While Sarah Hodzic’s terrific Holga photography class is full, there’s still space to learn how to photograph airplanes at Gravelly Point with Chris Williams this Saturday, and registration opened this morning for our street photography class with Mukul Ranjan next weekend!
Meanwhile, next Wednesday is kind of a big deal. December 7 marks the launch of our 11th annual photography contest! So please join us from 6 to 8 p.m., upstairs at 801 Restaurant & Bar for a special happy hour to celebrate!! Check back around lunchtime on the 7th for the rules and how to submit.
Now back to your regularly scheduled linkage:
- William Christenberry, the former Corcoran painting teacher best known for his photographs of buildings in rural Alabama, has died aged 80.
- Local photographer and Exposed alum Joe Newman has launched a new website, Focus on the Story. Browse through two of the latest photo stories: The Hairdressers by Chris Suspect and Trumpland by Dimitrios Manis.
- And there’s a brand new collective in town that counts several past Exposed winners among its members. Albert Ting, Amanda Archibald, Andrew Golda, Brooke Linkow, Emily Long, Genna Byrd and Quynh Tonnu are The Rooftop Collective. Their debut photography show DCxRTC opens Wednesday, December 14 at Black Whiskey.
- Go see the new exhibit “I See! I See!” at the Washington Printmakers Gallery with photographs by Danny Schweers, opening November 30. Attend a reception Dec. 3, 1 to 5.p.m, and a slideshow and artist lecture Dec. 4, 3 p.m.
- Artomatic has announced they’ll be returning to Crystal City in 2017, the first time since 2012. Artists are sure to appreciate the closer and more metro-accessible location, after two events farther out in Maryland. You can still catch the current show in Park Potomac through December 9.
- Security firm Check Point has identified a new threat, dubbed ImageGate, which embeds malware in JPG files on social networks.
- Time Magazine publishes what they deem the 100 most influential photographs of all time. Curbed is pretty happy about Julius Shulman’s iconic Los Angeles architecture image making the list. They also picked their favorite photo books of 2016.
- In his new photobook Burn Zone, veteran photographer Danny Lyon takes on climate change, sharing names and phone numbers of “climate criminals” including Vice President-elect Mike Pence and the Koch brothers.The book is available on his site as a free PDF, and in print for $25.
- The European Space Agency’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter — say that ten times quickly — sent back its first high resolution images of the red planet last week.
- Two elephants that were kept in captivity for 80 years were freed from their owners and released into Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park.
- “The beaver was apprehended at a dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Md., the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement, apparently after browsing the selection of artificial Christmas trees and trashing the place.” The Washington Post, still doing local news right.