Where: Long View Gallery - 1234 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
This will be one of the first actual events I go to for Into The Ninth, and if we have any readers in the DC area, I would love to see you there! Hopefully, I can save for the new camera I want so I can share some quality photos of the experience with you all afterwards. I have a couple photog friends who have said good things about this exhibit, so it should be a good time. :)
"Believe it or not, this year marks the fourth annual DCist Exposed Photography Show. For three years in a row, we've had the pleasure of working with local galleries to show off the stellar work of our photography community. We conceived the exhibit in 2005 as a "thank you" to our thousands of contributors -- our Flickr pool currently has over 2500 members and nearly 70,000 images. Just over five years ago, when DCist.com 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.
We can't give thanks enough to Warehouse for taking a chance on us that first year, Civilian Art Projects for hosting us and doubling the exhibit length, and Flashpoint for wrangling over 1,000 opening night visitors in freezing February weather. But in each of the past three years, we've always run into one problem: the venues have been, shall we say, a tad too small for our needs.
So in 2010, we give you: Long View Gallery, the massive, 5,000 square foot, newly renovated art gallery just two blocks from the Mt. Vernon/Convention Center Metro. DCist is planning this year's opening night to be bigger than ever, with one very special guest: room to breathe! Along with a toast to the DCist Exposed contest winners, we're working on a few other surprises to make this an even more exciting all-over celebration of local photography. Sponsors already in place for this year's event include Ten Miles Square, the Pink Line Project, and Pabst Blue Ribbon."