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
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs