Don’t forget to mark your calendars and join us this Tuesday evening at Redwood in Bethesda for the June DC Photographer Happy Hour. Hang out with lovely folks from various local photography groups including IGDC, APADC, Leica Store DC and ASMPDC. Until then, whet your appetites with this week’s links:
- On the eve of the Look3 festival, In Sight’s Nicole Crowder spoke with festival co-founder and animal photographer Vincent J. Musi about all things furry.
- Photojournalist Steve McCurry’s assistant has been arrested in connection with the theft of prints, books, and items from McCurry’s studio worth $654,358.
- Russia’s recently crowned national soccer champions Zenit St Petersurg celebrated with an unconventional team photo.
- A Long Walk Home shows the world as seen by Eli Reed, Magnum’s first black photographer.
- Julien Mauve’s new series “Greetings From Mars” imagines humankind’s first steps on the red planet. Using intentionally touristy poses, he explores our reactions to cameras in a new context, playing up our desires to capture and be captured.
- Zara Samiry rediscovered the North African equestrian tradition of Fantasia when she learned of a troupe of women who pushed traditional boundaries.
- Dr. Darrell Crain Jr. was a rheumatologist and lifelong Washingtonian who died in 1995. His photos of some of the 20th century’s defining moments are enjoying a second life as part of the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana collection.
- Wayne Barrar had long been photographing mines when he started to wonder what became of them after they were depleted. His series “Expanding Subterra” documents their surprising transformations into other types of spaces, including offices, libraries, and even paintball fields.
- Look at this 40-tonne whale doing a mid-air barrel roll!