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Annual 'DCist Exposed Photography Show' opens at Long View Gallery

The annual
The annual "DCist Exposed Photography Show" at Long View Gallery includes Brian W. Knight's "Nation's Triathlon." (Brian W. Knight)

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Friday, March 5, 2010

For local amateur photographers, having your photo plucked for a blog such as DCist or Brightest Young Things can mean more for your fan base than any gallery show. The 40-odd shutterbugs tapped for the annual "DCist Exposed Photography Show," then, hit a double jackpot: They're spotlighted by the blog and stake claim to a 16-by-20 patch of gallery wall.

"DCist Exposed," which returns Saturday, asks photographers to submit work through the photo-sharing Web site Flickr, from which editors select several dozen images to show (and offer for sale). Through the selections over the past four years, a clear aesthetic has emerged; taken as a whole, the photos offer multifaceted look at Washington life, which may be why the exhibit is consistently one of the hottest photography shows of the year.

This year, to make room for the crowd, the show moves to the massive new Long View Gallery. At Saturday night's reception, the restaurant Nage will serve hors d'oeuvres, DJs v:shal kanwar and Sequoia will provide music, and refreshments include Pabst Blue Ribbon, punch and liquor tastings.

Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. Long View Gallery, 1234 Ninth St. NW (Metro: Mount Vernon Square). Visit http://www.dcist.com. Reception $5. Regular, free gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. through March 21.

-- Lavanya Ramanathan


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