Take some of your holiday time off to enter our 12th annual photo contest. Show us what you love about living in the D.C. area. And now, enjoy our last Friday Links of the year. See you in 2018!
- Every publication is pushing out their end-of-year lists, so get your fill of 2017’s best photography at the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the New Yorker, TIME magazine, and Getty photographers.
- Annie Leibovitz is offering her first-ever online photography course.
- The Museum of Selfies opens in Los Angeles this January, but at least the organizers seem to have a sense of humor about it.
- Engineers at Dartmouth claim to have made a breakthrough in imaging sensor technology for high-quality, low-light photography.
- The late actor Anton Yelchin turned out to be quite the secret photographer. See his work in W Magazine or in a new exhibit in Chelsea through January 20.
- In Houston Aristocracy v. Instagrammers, the score is currently 0-1.
- ICYMI: This look into the life of renowned art bookmaker Gerhard Steidl from May made Longreads’ best profiles of the year list. Steidl “summons the world’s most influential artists and photographers to his workshop for days of emotional terrorism in service of books that are, in the words of photographer Edward Burtynsky, ‘the haute couture of printing.’ Depending on how you read [the profile], it’s an artistic fairy tale, a psychological horror movie, or some kind of thrilling fusion of the two.”