We’ll see you TONIGHT at Washington Artworks / Washington School of Photography for the big opening for our Exposed DC / InstantDC Fall Review! Come see 45 phenomenal images by D.C.-area photographers, including our fantastic prize-winners. Here’s how to get there. Then, join us next Tuesday at Brookland Pint for our monthly happy hour. And THEN sign up for one last free Knowledge Commons class taking photos of the airplanes at Gravelly Point on Saturday, October 11. Both the September classes got rained-out halfway through the session, so our teacher Chris Williams is generously offering one more class for new folks and anyone who didn’t get their fill in their half-session. Exposed DC has got you covered for all your photo event needs!
- Let’s start off Friday Links the right way, with amazing and very wet photos of dogs by Sophie Gamand.
- Terrifying photos of the surprising volcanic eruption in Japan.
- The American West offers a landscape fraught with potential cliche, but Lucas Foglia’s project Frontcountry cuts through popular conceptions and shows the reality of a rapidly transforming part of America.
- The African Art Museum is featuring the work of Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge. “As an official photographer to the Royal Court of the Benin, Alonge documented the rituals, pageantry, and regalia of the court for over a half-century.”
- In the first decades of the 1900s, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky traversed the length and breadth of the Russian Empire using a specially adapted railroad car as a darkroom, capturing its diverse, pre-revolution population in more than 10,000 full-color photographs.
The odd beauty of 60-year-old preserved brains from the Texas State Mental Hospital.
One of the “Outlaw Instagrammers” describes his experience climbing the tallest residential building in New York City. The 15-year old admitted that his mom was not impressed.
- Indigenous peoples have been documented before, but the results have often been patronizing, says Jimmy Nelson. So he traveled the world to photograph 35 threatened tribes in an unashamedly glamorous style.
- A new exhibit at the National Gallery of Art shows the work of Captain Linnaeus Tripe, and the images he made in India and Burma in the middle of the19th century. “Many of his pictures were the first photographs ever made of celebrated archaeological sites and monuments, ancient and contemporary religious and secular buildings — some now destroyed — as well as geological formations and landscape vistas.”
- Stunning aerials of Spanish landscapes in the fall by David Maisel.
- “Porcupines reek. Traer Scott found this out the hard way — the photographer’s way — crawling on the ground, lying on her stomach to encounter a porcupine family none too happy to see her.” Totally worth if for the resulting gorgeous, nocturnal animal photography.
- No Man’s Job is a documentary portrait series by Anthony Kurtz that sheds light on women doing the “dirty or tough jobs” performed primarily by men. First in the series, the female auto mechanics of Senegal.
- Photographer Marina Cano captures wild animals in their most unguarded moments. Tigers included, obviously.