DCist Exposed Photography Show
Next year marks the fifth anniversary of the DCist Exposed Photography Show. For the last four years we've had the pleasure of working with local galleries to show off the stellar work of our Washington, D.C., photography community. We conceived the exhibit in 2005 as a "thank you" to our thousands of DCist contributors (the DCist Flickr pool currently has over 3000 members and 100,000 photos). Way back when DCist was just a tiny speck of the Internet, we started asking readers to submit images that we could use to illustrate our posts, and the success of that endeavor is part of the reason the site has grown to the readership it has today.
Each year we open a contest mid-December, allowing each photographer to enter their three best images that capture the unique culture of Washington, D.C. -- that is, while we might feature a Washington Monument photo, it better be something we've never seen on any postcard. The 40-50 winners each year focus on local bands, arts events, sports, and street photography, to show us the city through the eyes of people who live and work here every day.
DCist Exposed has been held at the Warehouse art gallery, Civilian Art Projects, the Gallery at Flashpoint, and lastly Long View Gallery, which will also host the 2011 show. Each year the Pink Line Project sponsors a discussion panel, Emerge Exposed, to talk about the ins and outs of buying photography and encourage new art patrons.
Most importantly, it was through my experience creating DCist Exposed that I met the amazing photographers and gallery owners who inspired Ten Miles Square, and without their support and participation it could not exist.
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