We’re excited… The 2021 Exposed DC Photography Contest is here and open for entries through January 27. Residents of the D.C. metropolitan area: we invite you to submit the best images you’ve taken that showcase your personal experience living and working in our nation’s capital.
Don’t wait. Enter here.
Winners will be announced in February, and we’ll host a virtual happy hour to celebrate and commemorate our 15th annual contest and show–can you believe it?
The 2021 Exposed DC Photography Show will feature the winners of this year’s contest. Additionally, we have invited five distinguished local photographers and creatives to serve as special judges. They will study all of the winning images, and each judge will choose one image to receive a Best in Show award, which comes with a $100 cash prize.
We are happy and honored to announce the special judges of this year’s show.
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.
The contest and the annual photography exhibition are an integral part of how Exposed DC supports and celebrates local photographers and their work. We also love seeing the images you share with us on Instagram and in our Flickr group, curating Fotowalk exhibitions, creating opportunities for us to gather together to share our love for all things photography (more virtually than in person these days), and keeping you informed of photography news through our newsletter.