Among many other things—including co-authoring a book of photographs of Venice in winter and a long-running photography column in The Washington Post—Frank Van Riper and his wife Judith Goodman photographed our wedding almost a decade ago. It quickly became clear that we were not the only fans of his work: At a subsequent wedding they worked, we and two other couples whose weddings they’d photographed posed for a joint portrait. Little did we know that our modest Frank-and-Judy fan club would one day be dwarfed by a self-styled Cult of Frank Van Riper formed in 2007. The 65-member group, which includes former photography students of Van Riper, is mounting a week-long exhibition spotlighting its work at the Gallery@Social. Among the notable works are Joshua Yospyn’s double-exposure portrait of dogs; Mark Parascandola’s image of a ramshackle façade; and Michael Hicks’ moody, black-and-white street scene of a woman eating ice cream.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON DISPLAY 4 TO 11 P.M. OCT. 29 TO NOV. 5 AT SOCIAL, 1400 MERIDIAN PL. NW. FREE. (202) 797-1100.