In case you missed it, we announced the winning images from our 2018 photography contest earlier this week. Join us in congratulating the winners, and mark your calendars for the opening reception on Friday, May 11 when you can see all of the photos on display at Dupont Underground. Now, on to some links!
- See Renee Regan’s travel photography at the Wharf’s Martha Spak Gallery. Reception is tonight, 6-8 p.m.
- Then, head to the Leica Store DC for an opening reception of the new Metro Collective exhibit, “My Tears Will Stain,” 7-9 p.m. tonight.
- Speaking of Leica, a camera allegedly owned by Amelia Earhart is up for sale on eBay for approximately $70,000.
- WOMEN FOCUS is sponsoring free portfolio reviews on April 7 at the Newseum for women photography students and professionals with 5 years or less experience. Participation is limited to 80 registrants, and as of Thursday, they were still accepting applications for the waiting list. Reviews will be led by women editors and photographers from organizations such as National Geographic, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.
- A wonderful moment in social media happened earlier this week, when someone tweeted a photo from a 1971 science conference and asked for help identifying the sole woman and person of color—and the only scientist not identified in the caption. Many people converged to help, including archivists at the Smithsonian, and, well, you’ll never guess what happened next…
- Photographs of The Beatles at their first concerts in the U.S. taken by a teenager are finding their way from his basement to an auction where they are expected to fetch over $300,000.
- The Focus on the Story International Photo Festival has issued a call for entries. Submit your images that tell compelling stories in two categories by April 17. Discounted early bird registration is also still available if you haven’t signed up yet.
- Photobombing, selfie sticks, and other photography firsts may have happened sooner than you thought.