Up this week: The Washington Post reviews our 2014 Exposed DC exhibit; animal photos – lots of them; an exploration of how a photograph can lie; and some thoughts from Getty on the relationship between photography and architecture. Happy Friday!
- Be sure to pick up a copy of the Washington Post today to read their review of our Exposed DC show. Featured in the Weekend Section, the review is accompanied by many photos from the show.
- Annie Leibovitz has joined twitter.
- The National Geographic Traveler annual photo contest is now open.
- If you enjoy dog portraits as much as we do, you will love the work of Elke Vogelsang.
- And for the cat lovers, we have these amazing and slightly frightening cheetah photos.
- If you like the mass hysteria of cats and dogs living together, there is the work of D.C. resident Sabrina Paige, who’s gaining popularity on Instagram for her photos of interspecies cuddling.
- A former trash collector has amassed a large collection of World War II photographs, all of which he saved from the garbage.
- “Sometimes, I feel that we photographers forget how much power that we wield, not only with our images, but, also, with the words that we write to accompany our photography.” Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante, who was at the game where Journal Star photographer Ron Johnson took an image of high school basketball player “flipping off the crowd,” explains that photographs aren’t always what they seem.
- The National Academy of Sciences will be hosting two photography shows and receptions. The first is Caleb Cain’s A Portrait of Ice and the second is Nests by Sharon Beals.
- When the Sand Creatures wage their war, we are all doomed. Beautiful work by Claire Droppert.
- VII Photo Agency announced the five new photographers in their mentor program.
- The story of photographer Vivian Maier is familiar to many in the photography world, but now her story is hitting the big screen in the documentary “Finding Vivian Maier.” It opens in D.C. at Landmark E Street Cinema on April 25.
- Who says there isn’t money in photography? George J. Rosa III, the former owner of the Hallmark Institute for Photography plead guilty to charges of bank fraud and tax evasion after stealing $2.6 million in school money.
- Reuters announced the launch of a new photo and video service this week.
- Just when you thought this post couldn’t possibly have any more animals photos, we share the work of Ernest Goh. His chicken beauty pageant photos are going viral, but all of his work is worth seeing.
- The New York Times Lens Blog wrote about the American Cool Exhibit on display now at the National Portrait Gallery.
- Self Magazine requested to use the photo of a female runner dressed as Wonder Woman taken during the LA Marathon. The woman agreed, and Self proceeded to mock the woman’s outfit in the magazine. Turns out the woman wore the outfit because it was her first marathon since she started chemo for brain cancer.
- The Getty Museum explores the relationship between architecture and photography.
- The Oregon Zoo lost their female Amur tiger this week after she suffered a seizure.