Crystal City Fotowalk, Spring 2019 by Chris Suspect

Hyattsville, MD | © 2019 Chris Suspect

I am excited to have three images in Exposed DC’s new exhibit in the Crystal City Underground in Washington, D.C. For those not in the DC area, Crystal City is an neighborhood in the southeastern corner of Arlington County, Virginia, south of downtown Washington, D.C. Due to its extensive integration of office buildings and residential high-rise buildings, the area uses underground corridors to travel between stores, offices, and residences without going above ground. It’s kind of like Toronto in a way.

Exposed DC takes advantage of many of the long stretches of corridors to hang photographs. They have done several exhibits there over the years and they are pretty mammoth shows. The show this spring features 62 photographers with probably over 100 images printed very large, 3 X 5 feet usually. It’s pretty awesome as there is massive amounts of foot traffic through this area due to all the businesses and the metro system.

This upcoming Spring exhibit is about color, how it is seen, captured, and used through photography.

Feel free to attend the opening reception at Gallery Underground on April 5 from 5-7 p.m. as part of Crystal City's First Fridays.

The Spring 2019 exhibit will be installed on March 31.

First Prize for Eyewitness in Brussels by Chris Suspect

Impasse de la Fidélité, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium | October 31, 2016

Honored and humbled to have taken first place in the Brussels Street Photography Festival’s Eyewitness in Brussels contest in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Belgium. 

This photograph was taken on Halloween night in 2016 during the first edition of the Brussels Street Photography Festival.

It was also great to be in Brussels to accept the award in person. Many thanks to the BSPF crew and the Jewish Museum of Belgium for putting on a fantastic opening. The images from the contest will be up for the next 3 months. 

From the Streets of Washington - Panel Discussion at Gallery O on H by Chris Suspect

Audience at Gallery O on H, January 26, 2019 | © 2019 Chris Suspect

Yesterday I had the great honor of being on a panel discussion entitled “From the Streets of Washington” at Gallery O on H in Washington, DC, that was in conjunction with artist Michael Horsley’s exhibit "House of Champions" that depicts Horsley's vintage images of Washington DC primarily taken during the 1980s.

The panel was moderated Michael Horsley and consisted of me, Cynthia Connolly and Carolyn Toye. We talked about many things, including gentrification, the DC punk scene, the photographic process, how to get your work out there, Carolyn Toye’s new book The DC I See: Art of a Vanishing City, and much more. As you can see from the image above it was a packed house.

I was able to record the discussion and you can listen to it below. It is quite long (1 hour and 50 min) so I recommend using the download link to put it on your mobile device and listen at your leisure.