- The top entries in the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition have been announced.
- A Reddit user ran an experiment using an intentionally blurred image of the moon that Samsung’s processing enhanced rather…robustly, shall we say? Samsung responded that its technology uses a “detail improvement function.”
- Since late 2015, Sean Scheidt has been organizing his “Time Spent” collection that documents his relatives to preserve memories and also helps him process grief.
- Join StreetMeetDC at U Street Metro tomorrow at 3 p.m. as they return to the spot where it all started 8 years ago.
- NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured the rarely seen prelude to supernova.
- Foxes came out on top in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
- Sony designed a camera kit for people with visual impairments. The viewfinder can project images directly onto a person’s retina.
- Kin Coedel created an intimate series of photographs that document the lives of several nomadic communities in the Tibetan Plateau.
- Pictures of the Year International has announced the winners of its 80th competition.
Winning Photos of the 17th Annual Exposed DC Contest
We’re excited to announce the winners of the 17th Annual Exposed DC Photography Contest! These images, as seen together, tell the story of Washington, D.C., as documented by the people who live, work, and love here. You can view the full list of winners below.
Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest for sharing your work with us and congratulations to this year’s winners. We always enjoy seeing this city through your eyes, and we’re proud to have the opportunity to share the work of local photographers of all levels whose images help tell and celebrate the story of life in and around this city of ours. Stay tuned for updates about the 2023 Exposed DC Photography Show and join us for a celebratory happy hour on Wednesday, March 1 from 6-8 p.m. at 801 Restaurant & Bar.
Whether you just found out about Exposed DC recently or you’ve been with us from the very beginning, we want to say thank you for being a part of our community. Here are some ways to get involved, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on our events, contests, and shows, along with interesting photography news.
Now, without further ado, we present to you the winning images of the 17th annual Exposed DC Photography Contest.
Alethea Merelos – Washington National Cathedral
Angela Napili – “Draw the Curtain” and “Delta Solar”
Arpita Upadhyaya – Time Travelers
Ather Ahsan – Untitled
Brian Mosley – Roman Candle
Chris Suspect – Daikaiju @ Slash Run 2022
Christopher Buoscio – Franciscan Monastery in Spring
Craig Nedrow – Vietnamese Lunar New Year
David Moss – Tigrayan Anti-War Demonstrator
Don E. Harris – Untitled
Doug Davies – Turtles All the Way Down
Geoffrey Vincent – Georgetown Gothic
Ian Cunningham – Late Night Bus Ride
Jeffrey Morris – AceOno
John Brighenti – It’s a Long Way to the Top
Josh Steele – Moon Diva
Kaleb Friend – Magnolia Warbler in Hawthorn
Karen Davis – Untitled
Karon Flage – Whitney Guccigoo at New Year’s Day Brunch at Perry’s
Kendell Smith – Discovery
Mark Alan Andre – Into the Void
Matthew Steaffens – Metro Jam
Mike Landsman – Airshow Salute
Miki Jourdan – Not Your Body
Mukul Ranjan – Brazilian Dancer
Pablo J Benavente – Into the Void
Peter Quinn – Sunset Castle Tour
Prescott Moore Lassman – Gallery Girls
Richard Brundage – On Thin Ice
Robert A Urteaga – Get Lost
Robin Fader – Abortion Rally Green Torch – July 4, 2022
Ryan Merkley – Moonset Behind Cathedral
Suzanne McIntire – Performer Without an Audience
Thomas Cluderay – Light Show
Zev Kanter – Freedom Park
Friday Links: February 17, 2023
We’ll be announcing the winners of our annual contest next week! Check back for the official announcement and then join us on Wednesday, March 1 for a celebratory happy hour at 801 Restaurant & Bar from 6-8 p.m. We’ll catch up in person (finally!) and toast to the winners. Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing our love for local photography!
- Tomorrow is the last day to catch the DC Street Photography Collective’s “Hiding in Plain Sight” exhibit at Project Create Arts Center. Join them for a closing party and see the winners of their open call on display along with members’ work.
- Reserve a spot to join Exposed alum Messay Shoakena at Photoworks tomorrow from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for an artist talk and demonstration.
- Kieth Kozloff’s “Veiled Memories” exhibit opens at the Park View Gallery at Glen Echo with a reception on February 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- The National Gallery of Art exhibit “This is Britain” consists of about 45 recently acquired prints and some photo magazines from the 1970s and 1980s.
- Cheryl Miller filed a copyright infringement claim against an artist who allegedly replicated her 1980 photograph as a painting.
- The Plants for Birds entries in the 2022 Audubon Photography Awards show the connection between birds and native plants.
- Reserve a spot to join Shedrick Pelt at the DC History Center to celebrate the release of his new book “District Postcard Views” on February 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m., free.
- The 16 largest photography companies in the world have just been revealed with Sony overtaking Canon and a few other surprises.
- An art gallery owner is under investigation for defrauding clients, with $1.6 million worth of photos vanishing.
Friday Links: February 10, 2023
- Join Exposed alum Messay Shoakena for an artist talk and demonstration at Photoworks on February 18, 2:00-4:00 p.m., free with reservation required.
- Photos Henri Cartier-Bresson took of New Jersey for a project in 1975 have gone unseen for nearly 50 years.
- A new exhibition in New York explores the rise of hip hop through photography.
- Reuters photographer Hannah McKay was named as The British Press Photographers’ Association Press Photographer of the Year for 2022.
- The Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award went to Sascha Fonseca’s image of a snow leopard in the Indian Himalayas.
- Exposed alums and DC Street Photography Collective members Chris Suspect and Mukul Ranjan will be presenting their award winning street photography at the Project Create Arts Center on Sunday starting at 2:00 p.m., the final talks in conjunction with the “Hiding in Plain Sight” exhibition.
- An image generated by AI won a photo contest in Australia.
- The National and Regional Award winners for the Sony World Photography Awards 2023 were announced this week.
Friday Links: February 3, 2023
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.
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