The Exposed DC Photography Show is a celebration of our nation's capital as seen through the perspectives of photographers who live, work, and love here. Show us your best images of all things local: art, sports, food, culture, architecture, street. We want to see Washington, D.C. through your lens, from noteworthy events to everyday moments and everything in between.
You must be a resident of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
You must be at least 18 years of age.
Images submitted have to be taken in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Please review the Terms & Conditions for the full set of requirements.
Note about uploading images
The cost is $10 per image, and there is no minimum or maximum amount of photos that can be submitted. Make sure to add all images before clicking submit on the final step of the process. This application can only be submitted once, so you need to make sure it includes everything you'd like to enter before you submit.
Winning images will be included in the 2023 Exposed DC Photography Show and in the exhibition magazine made available in print and online. Winners receive one copy of the magazine featuring their photo. The exhibition will be held during Spring or Summer 2023. Winning images will be presented in a virtual exhibition as well as at an in-person event taking public health concerns and accessibility into consideration. Five photographers featured in the show will receive a Best in Show award with a $100 prize, selected by distinguished photographers who serve as independent guest judges.
Exposed DC documents and celebrates life and culture in the Washington, D.C. area through the perspectives of photographers who live, work, and love here. We partner with organizations to strengthen and cultivate the local photography community. Since 2006 we have produced the annual Exposed DC Photography Show to highlight local photographers’ work that captures the last year or so through images.
Please feel free to contact us.