Thank you to everyone who submitted to our annual photography contest! This past year or so has been like none other and is sure to make for a unique show. We look forward to seeing how you documented everything that transpired as well as captured your own personal experience through photography. We’ll be announcing the winners of this year’s contest next week and hope you’ll join us for a virtual happy hour on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. as we mark 15 years of celebrating local photography!
- Gemina Garland-Lewis shares how she learned to love bird photography, thanks to a “competitive collaboration.”
- Leica asserts that the world needs witnesses in their first global brand ad campaign in 10 years. The video features images from photographers all around the world, including Exposed alum Chris Suspect.
- ARTnews shares a list of books on photography to inspire, inform, and entertain.
- Exposed alum Michael Ryan spent over two years walking and biking in every neighborhood of D.C. to document the murals of the city. He compiled the results into a print, with each mural in the quadrant where it is located, which is available for purchase in various formats. All of the proceeds are donated to Artolution, a nonprofit that works with children displaced by conflicts around the world to create murals in the refugee camps and cities in which they live.
- Cornell Watson was laid off from his day job in human resources midway through 2020 and is now a full time photographer shooting for publications like The New York Times and Washington Post and pursuing personal projects with grant funding.
- Charles McQuillan’s panoramic photographs show Belfast in lockdown, as Northern Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown is to be extended to March 5.
- A forgotten pinhole camera made from a beer can captured what is thought to be the longest exposure ever made–eight years and one month.
- Focus on the Story extended the deadline for entries for their new book, “Transition: The End of an UnPresidented Four Years” to this Sunday night at 11:59 p.m.