Happy New Year! As we kick off 2021, we invite you to share your favorite images that showcase what it’s like to live, love, and work in the D.C. metro area by entering our 15th annual photography contest! The deadline for entries is January 27 so you still have time to look over the images you’ve already taken or get inspired to create new ones that capture the beginning of this new year. Either way, we can’t wait to see this place we call home through your eyes!
- The New York Times recaps the strangeness and surreality of 2020 through images.
- Photographer Polly Irungu wanted to find a way to spotlight and support Black women photographers, so she created a community and database to do just that.
- A photo of two widowed penguins appearing to comfort one another in Australia was selected as one of the winners in Oceanographic magazine’s Ocean Photography Awards.
- New Atlas gathered their favorite images from the top photography competitions of the last 12 months.
- In the December 1955 issue, Popular Mechanics hopped in the cockpit with photographers of a growing profession called “jetography.”
- Video games have incorporated virtual photography, and Cyberpunk 2077 is even holding a photo contest for players: Shutterpunk 2077.
- Earlier this month, Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer together in the sky than they have in centuries; Jason De Freitas photographed the Great Conjunction event, capturing the International Space Station appearing to fly between the glowing planets.
- The Phillips Collection’s Community in Focus photography project is now available in an online exhibition format.