- Lost Origins celebrates its fifth anniversary this Sunday from 3-7 p.m. with a new alley exhibit featuring the work of two-time Pulitzer winner Lucian Perkins, book signing & print sales for the second edition release of Hard Art DC 1979, bands (of course!), and print making with the DC Punk Archive.
- Join Photoworks on May 19 for their annual Fundraiser Gala featuring their classic Photo Raffle and Silent Auction. Tickets are $150 (regular price) or $50 (under age 30), admitting two people and including one image from the raffle.
- Head to Old Town Alexandria tomorrow from 3-6 p.m. for PortraitMeetDC’s event at the waterfront.
- Letizia Battaglia, photographer of Sicilian underworld, died earlier this month at 87.
- After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has returned.
- Register for Neil Kramer’s free artist talk on his funny, poignant photographic journey through the pandemic on June 4 at 4:00 p.m., capping off a full-day of speakers and panels on visual storytelling at the Focus on the Story International Photo Festival.
- The COAL + ICE exhibition closes tomorrow; join them tonight for a special Earth Day event starting at 6:30 p.m., free but requires preregistration.
- The Travel Photographer of the Year awards take us around the world with the top prize going to Fortunato Gatto for his image of Denali National Park in Alaska.
- Pet photographer Cat Race uses clever tricks and intuition to capture unusual and stunning dog portraits.
Friday Links: April 8, 2022
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the History Network at the DC History Conference last weekend to say hello and chat with us about 16 years of local photographers documenting life in and around D.C. Now we’re even more excited about this year’s annual photography show; stay tuned for an announcement on that very soon!
- The 2022 Women Photograph Grant Cycle is open through May 15 with $45,000 in project funding available for women and nonbinary photographers.
- Award-winning photographer and former war correspondent Ami Vitale shares her thoughts about the power of photography during this pivotal time in places like Ukraine.
- Focus on the Story is curating an exhibition featuring the Metro subway system that will be part of the kickoff of this year’s annual festival on June 5 and held at none other than metrobar. Send links to your best D.C. Metro photos to email@example.com to be considered.
- Exposed alum, photographer, and architect Mark Alan Andre will be leading a “Beauty in Brutalism” photowalk as part of the festival kickoff on June 4 at 9:30 a.m.
- Photoworks will host acclaimed National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing for a solo exhibition of work opening April 15 at Glen Echo Park. Check their website for a full list of related events including portfolio reviews.
- Ryan Christopher Jones shares about how anthropology and photography have woven together through his experiences, education, and career.
- Grand Teton National Park rescinded its controversial wedding and portrait photography permit policy after photography organizations, lawyers, and industry professionals intervened.
Friday Links: April 1, 2022
Stop by the DC History Conference today from 1-3 p.m. to say hello to us during the History Network expo at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. We’re also looking forward to our virtual roundtable with Photoworks on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Register to join us for the special spring session and share a fave image with the group for live feedback.
- Ukrainian documentary and portrait photographer Alexander Chekmenev has been visually chronicling his country’s post-Soviet life since the 1990s, and his recent series of portraits show citizens of Kyiv.
- On April 12, Glencarlyn Public Library is hosting an evening of news photography and history with Gerald Martineau, a retired photographer for The Washington Post.
- Canon announced the winners of its sustainability-themed “Moments that Matter” photography competition.
- A wildlife photographer got up real close when a great grey owl swooped in and landed on her lens.
- Photographer Gary He spent three months embedded in a New York City restaurant, Saigon Social, to capture what it faced during the Omicron surge for The New York Times.
- The first-ever institutional survey of artist Marcia Resnick looks at how she pushed photography to its conceptual boundaries during the 70s and 80s.
- Black Women Photographers and Live Nation Urban are partnering to hire Black women photographers nationwide to shoot music festivals and concerts.
- The next installment of The Photography Show and Video Show’s series of free online sessions will focus on macro photography with Geraint Radford on April 7 at 2:30 p.m. EDT.
Friday Links: March 25, 2022
Join Exposed DC and Glen Echo Photoworks for a free virtual roundtable on the theme of spring on April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Connect with fellow photographers, share your latest work to get live feedback, and find out what everyone’s been up to lately! Space is limited, so please register to let us know you’ll be there.
- Photographer Charles Daniels’ 3,200 undeveloped film rolls chronicle decades of rock and roll. The oldest roll he’s developed is a Kodak film that expired in 1908.
- The Northeast Neighborhood Library is holding a photography contest to find the best pictures of the library. Entries are due by March 31.
- In an ancient ritual, Bulgaria’s kukeri dancers wear dramatic costumes to dispel evil and invite good.
- The 11th annual WPOW Seminar + Portfolio Review will be held virtually on April 30. Tickets are $150 for the general public and $75 for students.
- Join PortraitMeetDC tomorrow from 3:00-6:00 p.m. for a cherry blossom themed event.
- The DC History Conference takes place next weekend. Register now and be sure to swing by the History Network to see Exposed DC on Friday, April 1 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Christie’s is slated to offer an Andy Warhol silkscreen of Marilyn Monroe for an estimated $200 million next month.
Friday Links: March 18, 2022
- Head to Photoworks tomorrow from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the rescheduled gallery reception for Jennifer Sakai and Philip Taplin’s exhibition.
- The Daily podcast looks at the story behind a defining war photo captured by photojournalist Lynsey Addario in Ukraine.
- Reserve a spot for the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ online conversation about the contributions of women in the field of photography on Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 p.m., free.
- Join StreetMeetDC for a meetup on Sunday at Dupont Circle.
- Save the date for the DC History Conference at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library: March 31-April 2. Better yet, register now and then swing by the History Network on April 1 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to say hello to us!
- Elliott Landy spent two years photographing Janis Joplin in the late 60s, and several of his previously unreleased photos are part of a book that’s just been published.
- Aline Smithson, one of the photographers recognized in this year’s Hasselblad Heroines series, shares her favorite photo series and about her journey in photography.
- The Guardian chronicles the war in Ukraine with twenty photographs.
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