DCist Exposed: Huge Success

Last night was the opening of the DCist Exposed Photography Show and let me just say that it was a huge success in many different ways:

  • The amount of foot traffic at the Warehouse Theater was incredible. Hundreds and hundreds of people attended the event and although it was a bit claustrophobic at times, it’s not often you get that kind of exposure as a photographer.
  • Many of the participating photographers had a chance to finally meet each other and to put a face to their Flickr name. I personally wish I had talked to more of them, but I did get a chance to meet Bill Adler and Chris Chen (who came packing two Leica’s around his neck).
  • A good percentage of our photos were sold! It’s always a good feeling to have someone actually pay money for something that you created.
  • There is renewed energy and interest in the local art community thanks to this show. It’s been an inspiration to both the photographers who participated as well as the people who viewed our work. Who knows, maybe it even encouraged someone to go out and buy a camera today?
  • Many thanks to everyone who attended (and to my friends who came out to support me) and to DCist for taking an idea and turning it into reality! The photos will be hanging at the Warehouse Theater until March 16th, so if you didn’t get a chance to stop by last night, be sure to go check out the exhibit soon.

    Photo by andertho

    4 Comments so far

    1. b (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 10:41 am

      I’m so buying Chris’s piece. The ‘puddle’. The Show was amazing. I’m going to post about it later too.

      Glad you could make it. I had a great time. Did you have a piece up?

    2. Doug (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 11:52 am

      Max will have to confirm this as I did not make it to the opening (I don’t like crowds, although I do plan on a viewing before the end of the run), but according to the DCist list of winners he has two photographs in the show, Water Lily II and Eeyore Revisited.

      Max, your link to Chris Chen is broken.

    3. Max (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

      Thanks, Doug for providing links to my photos. You’re right – those are the two at the show. It was great seeing everyone’s photos in print – so much different than viewing them online.

    4. b (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

      I totally agree with Max. The online photos don’t do the prints justice. I’m tellin’ everyone to go see them at the Warehouse =)

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