Featuring amateur photographers, the third annual DCist Exposed mostly and thankfully depicts the Washington beyond the Mall. Instead of motorcades and tourists, we see bicyclists, pillow fights, street vendors, and laundry air-drying on a line. It’s a valentine to the District and, with a few exceptions (among them, Erin Beth Reidy’s Capital Castoffs and Aziz Y’s Chinatown), prefers whimsical moments to heavier matters. Though some shots veer toward postcard material, the most beautiful ones capture the people, rather than the places, of D.C. Andrew Harnik’s Mass Baptism presents women overcome with emotion as they’re baptized with a fire hose, while Luke Entelis has an eye for the colorful repetition of a street vendor’s wares in No Comment. Epitomizing the Flickr-pooled contest’s medium, Mason Cash’s image of a girl on the Metro, 🙁 brings the emoticon to life.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW FROM NOON TO 6 P.M., TUESDAY TO SATURDAY, TO MARCH 7 AT FLASHPOINT GALLERY, 916 G ST. NW FREE. (202) 315-1310.