Our links this week include a kitten photo shoot, Robert Capa’s color photographs, magical Edward Hopper inspired images, an opportunity to meet Bao Bao, and the Leica Store DC’s monthly photo winner. Dive right in, the water’s lovely!
- Want to get up close and personal with giant panda cub Bao Bao? The National Zoo is hosting an Instameet, and you need to sign up by January 21.
- The butterfly arm tattoo was his initial nomination, but when this guy took his kitten in for a formal portrait at J.C. Penney he won the hipster for life award.
- D.C.’s own Pat Padua reviewed Brandon Stanton’s photo book Humans of New York.
- The International Center of Photography in New York will be hosting an exhibit of Robert Capa’s color photographs.
- Interesting interview with NASA’s chief photographer Bill Ingalls.
- Giant grocery store wanted to welcome back Howard University students, but upset many with the photograph they chose. Perhaps if they went with a local photographer instead of stock this wouldn’t have happened.
- The New York Portfolio Review is coming back for a second year.
- If you are an Android fan, Lifehacker breaks down the best photo apps.
- Ghosts of D.C. shared an old photo of a slave auction house in Alexandria this week. Additionally, the Library of Congress hosts a large collection of photographs of African Americans during the Civil War.
- Speaking of old photos, the website WhatWasThere.com overlays photographs with the location where they were taken. You can even see the current street view with the old photo sliding in front of it.
- Dreamy photographs inspired by Edward Hopper paintings, by Richard Tuschman.
- Flak Photo, the online photo publication, is looking for submissions.
- Photoshopping an image of Martin Luther King always seems like a bad idea, but using it to promote your twerking event is particularly bad. The event was cancelled.
- The New York Times included large, lovely images with their list of “52 Places to Go in 2014”. The best news is that you can scroll down instead of clicking through.
- The Leica Store DC announced the January winner for their Oskar Barnack Wall.
- Slate shared Eugene Ellenberg’s series “In My Father’s House.” The work “deals with the concept of Ellenberg’s memory of his family and his method for trying to better understand their relationships, as well as attempting to understand exactly who they all are.”
- The League of Reston Artists has a call for photographs, for a show at the Reston Chamber of Commerce.
- Wired shared the story of Tama Dezso’s photography project in Romania. He has been documenting the crumbling infrastructure left behind after the fall of the Soviet Union.
- Steve Winter’s book of tiger images, Tigers Forever, is being used to promote tiger conservation. There are shockingly only approximately 3,000 tigers left in the wild.