You have one more chance to see the 2015 Exposed DC Photography Show! Come down to Capital Fringe HQ at 1358 Florida Ave NE on Saturday, April 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. for our closing reception. This is the casual version of our opening night: Entry is free, and beverages will be available for purchase at the bar. The Exposed team and lots of the photographers will be there, so we hope you’ll swing by for a last chance to see these incredible images in person. You can buy them in person at the reception, or online through April 11 at our marketplace. At the reception you can also pick up a copy of our official exhibition program for $10, or online here, which would show your D.C. love prominently on your coffee table or make a great gift for that friend with the stars and bars tattoo.
We’ll also be hosting our monthly happy hour on Tuesday, April 7, 6 p.m., at Local 16. Photographers and photography fans are all welcome — we’ll have a space reserved for us, and $5 happy hour deals until 10 p.m.
And now let’s see what’s happening around the internet:
- As staff photographer and picture editor Jose R. Lopez retires after three decades at The New York Times, he looks back on a favorite image, where all the elements came together.
- NPR has a new feature called A Photo I Love by Claire O’Neill, combining photographs and audio. One good one explores a historic Chicago Tribune photo; another features an interview with astronaut Reid Wiseman about the photos he took and tweeted from space.
- How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group – Global Population Speak Out – thought that the simplest way would be to show people.
- Johan Bävan documents stay-at-home dads in Sweden looking after their children.
- Photographer, Philip-Lorca diCorcia discusses his ongoing project, East of Eden.
- Ugaaso Abukar Boocow has become an Instagram sensation by sending out stunning photos and videos from an unlikely place: poor, long-suffering Somalia.
- Hamid Sardar-Afkhami’s images depict the people of Mongolian Taïga and their relationship with reindeer.
- Chip Kahn was announced as the Leica Store DC Oskar Barnack Wall winner for April.
- The Library of Congress posted to Flickr a bunch of photos submitted without info, and readers helped solve the mysteries.
- Artists are using Instagram to become their own art dealers.
- Hopping on the bandwagon of making women feel ashamed of their bodies, Instagram censors photos of a fully-clothed woman on her period.
- Hi-Fructose features Silvie De Burie’s photographs of psychedelic patterns in coral reefs.
- An angry mob detained photographers in West Virginia for the crime of not being locals. The editors note is A+.
- A Navy-trained California sea lion practices attaching a clamp to a simulated mine on a dock in San Diego.