There is so much more to Washington, D.C. than the federal government, but there are times when we can’t escape having history go down in our own backyard. When rioters broke into the Capitol building on Wednesday, photographers put their lives at risk to report out what was really happening on the ground. We know many of you were out this week and will continue to be through the Presidential Inauguration, and we want you to know how much we appreciate your documentation of these unprecedented times. Stay safe and keep pressing on, D.C.
- Our annual Exposed DC Photography Show contest deadline is coming up on Wednesday, January 27. Send in your images that highlight life in D.C. over the last, very strange year.
- Four years ago, Focus on the Story documented the Trump inauguration in a photo project that resulted in the book, “UnPresidented.” This week, they launched the follow-up project “Transition,” which will document the final days of the Trump presidency and the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
- Join the Library of Congress on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. for an online exploration of the work and accomplishments of John Wood, the first United States’ federal government photographer.
- The 15th Annual Washington Gardener Magazine Photo Contest is accepting entries through January 22 in four categories: garden views, garden vignettes, small wonders, and garden creatures. The fee to enter is $20, or $15 for magazine subscribers, and includes up to 10 images per entrant.
- Join the Analog Photography Fireside Chat this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST for a free 1-hour webinar where participants can also ask questions of panelists.
- Richard Silver captures space in unique and unexpected ways, as seen through the work in his upcoming “Vertical Churches” book which he talks about on My Modern Met’s Top Artist Podcast this week.
- Paul Cupido’s Japan photo series finds beauty in emptiness.
- Award-winning aerial photographer Brad Walls’ new series “Ballerine de l’air” was inspired by Olive Cotton’s 1935 photograph, “Tea cup ballet.”