DC street photography honored at Exposed DC’s Fall Review
I got to meet two street photographers whom I admire last week at the opening of the Exposed DC / Instant DC Fall Review, featuring the work of 45 Washington, D.C. photographers who were selected from hundreds of entries. I was lucky to be one of those 45 photographers for my entry, which included a silhouette I took in San Francisco a couple years ago.
For me, the highlight of the exhibit was meeting several photographers whose work I was familiar with but whom I had never met in person. One of the photographers was Messay Shoakena, who blogs at Streetamatic and who also started the 186,000-member “Street Photographers” community on G+. That’s Messay at the top of the page. I like that image because Messay is reflected in his winning entry, which happens to be a photo of a woman’s reflection he took on the Staten Island Ferry.
I also got a chance to meet Chris Suspect, a member of the Strata Collective and a chronicler of the DC punk scene. I wrote about a recent Strata exhibit in an earlier post but hadn’t met Chris before last week.
Chris who often takes pictures of people with objects obscuring their heads suggested that I take picture of him as blew smoke from his electronic cigarette. The result is sort of an homage to his work.