Come to the closing reception for our InstantDC Fall Review at BloomBars in Columbia Heights this Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Buy any of these amazing framed images by local photographers for just $150 as a gift for your favorite art lover, or just yourself. Need more ideas for the photographer in your life? Consult our Exposed DC holiday gift guide. And remember to get your photographs of the D.C. area into our 9th annual photo contest before January 7!
- We start off this week with very sad news, “Michel du Cille, a Washington Post photojournalist who won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his dramatic images of human struggle and triumph, and who recently chronicled the plight of Ebola patients and the people who cared for them, died [from an apparent heart attack] Dec. 11 while on assignment for The Post in Liberia. He was 58.” The Post also has a piece about his long career, and the Guardian has a selection of some of his best images.
- Photojournalist Luke Somers was killed this week by al-Quada militants in Yemen after a failed rescue attempt by U.S. special forces. Some of Somers work can be seen on the Corbis website.
- One of the most talked about stories this week is the sale of the $6.5 million photography by Peter Lik. But don’t worry, two Guardian columnists are debating if photography is actually art. Yawn.
- Time Magazine highlights the most popular Department of the Interior Instagram shots from 2014.
- When soldiers come home from war: “For many, reintegration is coming to terms with those two halves: the veteran and the civilian made anew.” Photos by Devin Mitchell.
- Photographer Georgine Benvenuto lost the tip of his nose to a drone inside a TGI Fridays.
- See the ArtDC show Density open tomorrow night in Hyattsville, and Frank Hallum Day’s show at Addison/Ripley Fine Art tonight.
- So you’d think Baltimore police would have learned from their very public mistakes in depriving photographers (and videographers) of their constitutional rights. Well you’d be very wrong.
- Vice interviewed Jim Saah about his work covering the early D.C. hardcore music scene.
- The AP has announced the summer paid internships, including those for photographers.
- Editors at PDN, Rangefider, and Emerging Photographer selected the work of eleven photographers they believe are rising in the industry.
- Victoria Sambunaris has spent more than 15 years taking solo road trips across the United States. Armed with her 5-by-7 wooden field camera, she captures the American landscape in an attempt to understand the world and our place in it.
- It may not be legal, but many pilots are taking photos in the air and posting them to Instagram.
- The City Paper explores which pieces of art D.C. galleries brought to two Miami Art Fairs, and it includes plenty of photography.
- Magnum Photos photographer René Burri died in October. This is a short documentary in which he discusses six of his most iconic images.
- “Legendary photographer Danny Lyon’s photographs of commuters in the ’60s are on view for the first time at a Brooklyn subway station.”
And finally, Phevos the tiger is leaving neglectful conditions in Greece for a better life in California.