Another week of great photos on Instagram. We have alcohol, a wedding, statues, smoke, skateboards, light trails, silhouettes, and neon. Don’t forget to tag your photos #exposeddc or #instantdc for a chance to be featured. Enjoy.
It’s always difficult to find different photos to feature, photos that stand out. What makes an image different is hard to define. The goal isn’t to always chase the new and different, but there is a direct relationship between novelty and what is considered worthy of mention. I am still trying to figure it out myself. Of course I would love to discuss this with anyone willing to talk about photography and its discontents: @jamescampbell on Twitter.
We were off last week for Mother’s Day weekend, so double the amount of photos to browse through. It’s amazing that we have over 12,000 photos tagged #exposeddc on Instagram!
This week we have a shoe store, two different construction scenes, bubbles, babies, the metro, a bicycle, two photos of flowers, people in trench coats, people from above, a peacock, and two photos of hands. Enjoy and don’t forget to tag your photos #exposeddc or #instantdc for a chance to show up here. Thanks – J. Campbell
Tickets are on sale now for the opening night of our huge 9th annual Exposed DC Photography Show! Join us for two floors of D.C. photography, a first look at Capital Fringe HQ, and tasty brews from Bluejacket. See you on March 12!
- Take note Fairfax County – St. Louis County parks department drops its photography permit requirement.
- Chris Suspect has announced a second edition of his photobook “Suspect Device” which features images from more than 30 years of D.C.’s hardcore music scene.
The Washington Post’s excellent In Sight photo blog has launched Off the Grid – “a new weekly feature spotlighting the work of photographers who document lifestyles a little further and farther afield from the bustle and chaos of modern civilization.” Their first feature: preserving the tradition of reindeer herding in Scandinavia’s Sami culture. You can submit your series for consideration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting what may be the largest mobile photo exhibition in a major museum in United States history.
Dina Livotsky photographed fashion week events in London, Paris, and New York on assignment. Her mission: Photograph fashion week like it’s never been photographed before.
Puerto Rico has the highest prevalence of albinism and HPS in the world. Photographer Adriana Monsalve tries to dispel misconceptions about sufferers in her beautiful series “Clear As Black.”
- Congrats to Exposed DC alum Brett Davis, this month’s Oskar Barnack Wall winner at the Leica Store DC.
- Unless you’re a photography buff, you probably have no idea what the people behind some of the most famous photos in the world actually look like. Tim Mantoani, however, aims to fix all that.
- Mads Nissen’s photograph of two Russian gay men embracing was named the World Press Photo of the Year for 2014. WPP says it disqualifies 20% of its finalists for being manipulated.
- Sand grains are beautiful.
- An American scientist is helping the endangered Siberian tiger make a comeback; Smithsonian Magazine’s February cover story features a gorgeous snowy tiger portrait.
This week’s featured Instagram user is Phil Martin, @phil.martin. Phil is also the founder of the Make Portraits Not War (@makeportraitsnotwar) account and hashtag. Beyond the usual people-jumping-in-the-air and selfie-in-the-mirror shots, Phil’s best works are his portraits using available light.
If you’d like your Instagram photos to be considered for this weekly InstantDC-curated feature, please tag them #exposeddc or #instantdc. Show us what you’ve got!