- Our calendar is bursting with events over the next few weeks. Make sure to check for changes to any venues due to the government shutdown. A talk this Thursday with Gabriela Bulisova hosted by Photoworks has moved due to the closure of Glen Echo Park. While the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian are also closed, the Corcoran is still open and David Levinthal’s War Games is on display until October 27.
- Speaking of events, FotoWeek is just around the corner. Most exhibits and FotoWeek central do not open until November 1, but now is the time to sign up for workshops or portfolio reviews.
- Thank you all for your great feedback on our Local Resource Guides. We have updated our Studio Rental Guide with three new locations, thanks to your help. If you know of a printing location we can add to our Printing Services Guide, please let us know.
- Our Flickr pool now has over 1600 photos! If you would like to be part of our amazing pool of local photographers please join our Flickr Group.
- We are looking for contributors! If you would like to write for Exposed DC, whether to do exhibit reviews, artist interviews, news updates, or all of the above, please get in touch with us.
A frog aiming for the moon, famous photographs and the way their prints started out before manipulation, photos of the massive flooding in Colorado, and wonderful events happening around town and more, are all ready for your Friday Link digestion.
- We have to start off the links this week with a tribute to the frog that has gone where no frog has gone before. Perhaps Kermit didn’t want Miss Piggy and the rest of the Pigs in Space to be there alone. RIP little Rocket Frog.
- “No individual photo explains anything. That’s what makes photography such a wonderful and problematic medium.” Can you trust anything you see in a photograph?
- While not a photography exhibit, this installation from James Turrell can teach photographers a thing or two about the way color and light react with one another.
- If you ever thought that images were not manipulated in the days of film, think again. These notes on the prints from Magnum’s master printer Pablo Inirio show the lengths he went to to make images shine. Handy tip: you can add notes like that to an image with a Photoshop layer, ensuring you make all the adjustments you need.
- The Denver Post shared a large collection of photographs showing the damage from flooding in areas Colorado.
- Some great events coming up this month. The Washington School of photography is hosting a used equipment sale on the 21st. Photographer Sandesh Kadur is sharing his work from the Himalayas with the International League of Conservation Photographers on the 25th. Former Washington Post photographer Andrea Bruce will be speaking at the Corcoran on the 26th. These events, and many other photography-related happenings can be found on our Calendar page.
- Film or digital? You don’t have to pick just one. One photographer is forced to rethink the way she shoots after damaging her digital camera, and the results surprised her.
- Don Bartletti made beautiful shots of an experimental airship called the Aeroscraft. We hope this ends better than the Hindenburg.
- The Banham Zoo recently named their two tiger cubs, and the pictures are just as adorable as you would imagine.