Have you signed up for our special Exposed DC sponsored week of free photography classes with Knowledge Commons DC? Most of our classes are waitlisted (you can still sign up and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up) but you can still get a seat to make your own camera obscura next Friday. And be sure to join us for our monthly happy hour — this time with the wonderful KCDC folks — at Iota in Clarendon on Monday, November 17. Find out how you can sign up or get involved with future KCDC sessions, meet the Exposed DC team, or just come have a drink with fellow photography lovers.
- This is the last weekend for FotoWeek DC, so be sure to check out our recommendations on what to see. We also have a review of the contest winners written by Caroline Space.
- Want tips on how to be a better photo assistant? APA DC is hosting a Photo Assistant workshop next week.
- Martin Schoeller discusses a selection of high profile shoots from his new book Portraits, including the story of pro skater Tony Hawk leaping from his kitchen counter at the crack of dawn and Quentin Tarantino apparently blissed out in a sea of doves.
- New Zealand freelance photographer Amos Chapple used a drone to photograph the Kremlin. What’s Russian for cojones?
- Photos from “Dark Tourism” sites around the world. That ought to bring you down.
- Italian “paparazzo” Umberto Pizzi says he photographs to tell stories, not to court celebrities. Alexa Keefe interviewed Pizzi for National Geographic.
- From geishas and waterfalls to the Berlin Wall and 9/11: How one photographer captured 60 years of historic images. Thomas Hoepker’s photos are collected in a retrospective called Wanderlust.
The first Hasselblad in space went on the auction block on Thursday. It fetched $275,000!
Speaking of cool space photos, did you see the first ever photo from the surface of a comet?
- And finally, add being presented with a white tiger to the list of Presidential perks.