We’re going to start off the week by traveling to the top of a volcano in Bali. The background fog separates the rich shadows and green hues, and the contrast boosts the saturation, helping us to feel the atmospheric moisture in the scene.
Friday Links: April 24, 2015
- This year’s Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest was won by Exposed regular and animal photographer extraordinaire, Angela Napili. Bravo Angela!
- Excellent photography non-profit Critical Exposure has launched a Kickstarter to create a mobile digital gallery that will showcase social justice photography created by D.C. youth.
- Capital Weather Gang highlighted some striking photos of Monday’s huge lightning storm. Kevin Ambrose stacked 42 different lightning shots into one image that seems to portray the end of days for D.C., while Exposed alum Gary Silverstein used the lightning to frame the Iwo Jima memorial beautifully.
- The Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch photography staff won the Breaking News Photography award for their “powerful images of the despair and anger in Ferguson, MO”, while New York Times freelancer Daniel Berehulak took Feature Photography “for his gripping, courageous photographs of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.”
- With this week’s presentation of the World Press photo awards, the New York Times Lens blog presents a conversation with photographers, curators and photo editors on the struggle between photojournalistic ethics and evolving visual storytelling strategies.
- The Hubble Space Telescope turned 25 this week. NASA celebrated by releasing a gorgeous image of a 3,000 star cluster. Over at Air & Space magazine, Exposed’s Heather Goss interviewed 10 scientists about the Hubble images they worked with and how each one helped usher in a new age of astronomy. The New York Times also jumped on the bandwagon.
- The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest opened this month with some tremendous prizes up for grabs. Submit your best travel photos in any of four categories, and check back weekly to see galleries of the top entries.
- Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted Wednesday without warning. The first imagery to do the rounds was a time-lapse of the eruption. Then came a series of incredible individual photos followed most recently by striking shots of the ash fall.
- Davide Monteleone’s “In the Russian East” is a tribute both to Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” and to the lure of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
- In the remote village of Mawlynnong in northeast India, the Khasi tribe follows a rare tradition of women running the show.
- Two friends sent each other selfies every day for a year, and only communicated through those photos (no calls or texts).
- Artsy, ad-free social network Ello recently launched its own photography community – @ellophotography
- A rare and gorgeous quadruple rainbow was spotted in Long Island.
Friday Links: October 31, 2014
We’re counting on you to put some horribly creepy and awesome Halloween images in our pool this weekend, everyone. Put on some comfortable shoes in November, because we’re about to announce a ton of Exposed DC events for you to soak up, including a metro-accessible extended run of our InstantDC Fall Review and a quick-round of free photography classes through Knowledge Commons DC. You’ve also got FotoweekDC kicking off next Friday — we’ll have a preview of recommended events for you early next week. Now, on to Friday Links!
- LIFE photographer Michael Rougier shows just how awkward it is when the housekeeper has to step over the lion.
- The lava flow from Kilauea has almost reached the town on Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the photos of the destruction are fascinating.
- This seems like a good time to look back on the All-Time Favorite Volcano photos from National Geographic.
- Everyone loves a puppy photo, but Pete Thorne’s portrait series with old dogs is moving.
- Do you love fall foliage? Do you also love wine? REI has a photo class for you.
- Mark your calendars, “Photo Trends & Evolution” panel discussion, featuring panelists Jim Darling, Meghan Dhaliwal, Holly Garner, Susana Raab and Matt Rakola, moderated by Roshani Kothari – November 18th at MLK, 6-8 p.m.
- The first Hasselblad in space is going up for auction on November 13. It is rumored to have taken this infamous space photo.
- The post may be from last year, but the photos from the Buzzfeed roundup of scary vintage Halloween costumes are still creepy.
- And finally, a tiger at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Germany was able to enjoy a meat filled pumpkin.
Friday Links: September 19, 2014
- The Washington Post has launched a new photo blog.
- These photos of the fire in the Sierra are intense.
- At Photokina, Panasonic has announced a new pocket-sized camera featuring an f/2.8 Leica lens, with 28mm equivalent field of view, and a 1 inch sensor. Oh, did we mention it’s also an Android phone?
- Faceplants and apples: A Visual History of Kids Being Unimpressed with President Obama.
- Eric Kim experienced the Magnum Workshop in Provincetown, since you couldn’t be there.
- Australian photographer Ashley Gilbertson photographs dead soldiers’ rooms to highlight the costs of war.
- Andrew Ward takes photos of discarded couches around Los Angeles.
- Long-lost photographs depict the first black people to ever be photographed in Britain. The portraits of the African Choir, a South African musical group that toured the U.K. between 1891 and 1893, were last seen in a London newspaper in 1891.
- Newsha Tavakolian returned a 50,000-Euro prize rather than see her work about contemporary Iran be controlled — distorted, she says — by the financier whose foundation selected her.
- And how about some more volcano photos? The eruption of Mount Mayon is causing the evacuation of thousands of people in the Philippines.
- The Royal Observatory just announced their annual photo winners.
- This is how photographers capture those slick photos of military jets.
- And finally, photographer Lara Hawker can help you find the tiger in yourself.