Each year, we invite five distinguished local photographers and creatives to serve as special judges for our annual photography show. They study all of the winning images, and each judge chooses one image to receive a Best in Show award, which comes with a $100 cash prize.
2021 Best in Show Winners
Updates will be provided here as we announce this year’s Best in Show winners in early June.
- “Untitled” by Michael Ryan
- “Reflection” by Jenny Markley
- “Polychromatic” by Dylan Bilbao
- “Each Substance of Grief Has Twenty Shadows” by Arpita Upadhyaya
- “Rose Rosé Bears” by Eric Purcell
Join us at the opening celebration for the 15th Anniversary Exposed DC Photography Show at Lost Origins Outside in Mount Pleasant on Sunday, June 6 from 3-6 p.m. Part of the kickoff festivities for the 4th annual Focus on the Story International Photo Festival.
If you can’t make it on Sunday, you now have the option to view our virtual gallery as well!
Adriana is the Creative Director and Operations Manager at Femme Fatale DC, a dynamic community that supports and amplifies womxn in business and in life. Her background includes a Master in Landscape Architecture focused in the design of public space in underserved communities. She worked at Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, bringing communities together through designing attractive and functional places for public gathering.
Deveney is a D.C. based visual storyteller and designer. Her photography work focuses on portraiture and editorial work. She aims to dismantle beauty standards and inspire people through her subjects.
Jamie Davis Smith
Jamie is a documentary and family photographer living in Washington, D.C. She is a former photography ambassador for Manfrotto, and her work has been featured in HuffPost, The Washington Post, and various other publications. Jamie has written extensively about photography.
Kirth is a FujiFilm ambassador, and his photographs have been published in several major publications including The New York Times, Washington Times, and HuffPost, and featured in several galleries across Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
Steve is an amateur photographer who’s lived in D.C. for 20 years. He is a design thinking consultant and trainer who helps companies and agencies use a human-centered approach to innovation. He has a keen interest in photographing nature, buildings, and macro subjects.