Thank you to everyone who submitted to our annual photography contest! We love this amazing photography community and are glad you are part of it. Check back later this month for the winners’ announcement. In the meantime, remember you can always share your images with us and each other by submitting to our group on Flickr and tagging #exposeddc on Instagram. Now onto our usual weekly round-up, including lots of great photography events happening this weekend.
- Leica Store DC is hosting a modeling photography demo with a studio setup and cameras to try tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., free.
- The DC Street Photography Collective is hosting a conversation with their member (and Exposed alum) Sofia Sebastian tomorrow at Project Create Arts Space at 2:30 p.m. in conjunction with their “Hiding in Plain Sight” exhibition that runs through Feb. 18.
- Also tomorrow, head to Gallery Y for the Waves of Joy artist talk from 3:00-5:00 p.m. which will includes photographers from the “Dap Is A Love Language” exhibit.
- A bear discovered a camera used to monitor wildlife in Boulder, Colorado and proceeded to pose for about 400 selfies.
- Chronophoto is a free online game that has you guess the year five random photos were taken.
- Joyce Dopkeen, the first woman hired by The New York Times to be a full-time staff photographer in 1973, died this week. She devoted her entire career to photojournalism.
- Since 2017, Women Photograph has been recording the bylines of lead photos on the front pages of eight international newspapers, noting fewer women and nonbinary photographers appeared in 2022 than the year before.
- A photograph of the Milky Way above the ruins of a Tudor mansion won the top prize in an astrophotography competition.