We hoped that the many supporters in the photography community we’ve cultivated over the years would follow us when we decided to launch Exposed DC on its own, as a year-round entity. We’re relieved to say: Boy did you ever! A contest with over 200 contestants and 560 entries can be a tough one to judge, but our team had an amazing time going through all your visions of Washington area life and culture. Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated, and we hope you’ll keep up with us throughout the year.
Before we get too far: Don’t forget to join us tonight for our January meetup, and to celebrate our 2014 winners, at The Hamilton at 6 p.m. We hope to see lots of new faces!
Yes, the winners of our contest, which will be exhibited in the 8th annual Exposed DC Photography Show, are after the jump. Congratulations to those chosen this year; you’ll be notified by email with more instructions soon. Your photos are now in the hands of our team of special judges: Lucian Perkins, Jacquelyn Martin, Dan Westergren, Nancy Walz, and Jamie Rose. Five of you will win their Best in Show award, which comes with a $100 cash prize sponsored by the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Focused on the idea of direct and intensely creative education, the Corcoran College of Art + Design is the only accredited college of art and design in the museum and college-rich environment of Washington, D.C. We’ll announce these prizes closer to the show.
The Exposed DC Photography Show will open on March 19, 2014 at the newly renovated Long View Gallery, and we’ll take over all 9,000 square feet with our celebration of Washington, D.C. You’ll enjoy featured beers from the new and already highly praised Bluejacket DC, made onsite at their Navy Yard warehouse. Grab a selection of tasty snacks from local restaurants, including Founding Farmers and Farmers Fishers Bakers, dedicated to eco-friendly and sustainable dining, and mouthwatering flavors from Tel’Veh Wine Bar‘s Executive Chef Dimo Kolouas. Our popular table-turner is back again this year, so you can enjoy all this goodness with mood-setting music from DJ Sequoia and v:shal kanwar.
The fun doesn’t end at the gallery this year. After you’re done gazing at all the art you can handle, walk a couple blocks over to The Passenger, which is hosting our first-ever afterparty in their theater.
Additional and much appreciated support for the Exposed DC Photography Show comes from some D.C. area businesses that have helped build up the photography scene that exists today:
- The Washington School of Photography in Rockville, Md. offers classes, workshops, professional programs, as well as regular events, and all the facilities a photographer could need.
- The Capital Photography Center offers classes with tons of individual attention and hands-on experience in the field.
- HOIST Studio in Fairfax, Va. offers rental space and hosts resident photographers who use the studio as their private workspace.
- The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation’s capital, including over 100,000 historic images of Washington. They also photography workshops and neighborhood tours and develop exhibitions on the city’s history.
If you are interested in sponsoring the Exposed DC Photography Show, it’s not too late! Email us at info[at]exposeddc.com for more information.
Tickets to the March 19 opening from 6 to 10 p.m., which includes the exhibit, snacks and open bar, are available for purchase now for $15. Limited tickets may be available for $20 at the door, but we always sell out so don’t be left in the cold!
And now, the envelope please. Your 2014 Exposed DC Photography Show winners are: