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Early Morning Fishing, Exposed D.C. Photography Show, gay news, Washington Blade

Erin Kelley‚Äôs ‚ÄėEarly Morning Fishing,‚Äô part of the Exposed D.C. Photography Show. (Photo courtesy Long View Gallery)

The eighth annual Exposed D.C. Photography Show opens at Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., N.W.) Wednesday and runs through April 6.

The photographs all feature views of the Washington area from local photographers. There will be an opening reception Wednesday from 6-10 p.m. with beer, wine, bites and music.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more details, visit


Queer art exhibit at University of Maryland

Queer Objectivity, Stamp Gallery, gay news, Washington Blade, Censorship Protest Mask (David Wojarowicz), gay news, Washington Blade

‚ÄėCensorship Protest Mask (David Wojnarowicz)‚Äô by L.J. Roberts, embroidery on cotton, a 2011 work that is part of the ‚ÄėQueer Objectivity‚Äô exhibit. (Image courtesy the Stamp Gallery)

‚ÄúQueer Objectivity,‚ÄĚ a curated exhibition by Kris Grey, is open at the Stamp Student Union Gallery at the University of Maryland at College Park through¬†Dec. 6.

The exhibit features work from 16 artists who explore the body in relation to objects, the body as an object itself and objects as a channel for the body to a different realm. The artwork is a mixture of sculpture, photography, performance and new media.

The Stamp Gallery is on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland at College park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit


Year in Review: 2012 Photography

2012 was another momentous year in LGBT News. Here are some of the highlights of the year from the Washington Blade photo archive. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key, Blake Bergen, Pete Exis, Jonathan Ellis and Ann Little)buyphoto