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National Press Club members' photo exhibit kicks-off Aug. 31

August 28, 2017 | By Alan Kotok | alankotok@gmail.com

The National Press Club 2017 members' photography exhibit begins Thursday, Aug. 31.

The 18th annual show put on by Club's Photography Team continues in the Club's main lobby through Sept. 29.

The show features the work of 48 members telling visual stories from today's headlines, as well as gripping images from history and those with timeless natural beauty.

The exhibit displays 172 printed or electronic images ranging from Don North's compelling photos from the 1968 Battle of Hue during the Vietnam War to Darlene Shield's glittering images from Havana's restored Tropicana nightclub. In photos with relevance today, Marshall Cohen captures anti-government demonstrators facing off against police tear gas in Istanbul in 2013.

Today's politics are always a part of the annual exhibit. This year, Christy Bowe offers her photos of the Trump family on the White House lawn, while Nirmal Ghosh found an abandoned Trump campaign trailer for one of his entries, and a number of photos show scenes from the January 2017 Women's March in Washington.

The collection takes visitors into panoramic land- and seascapes, including Carol James's Isle of Skye in Scotland, Tammy Lytle's Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and Jeannette Wulff's harvesting blue crabs on Chesapeake Bay. Wildlife is also well represented, with Jim Wallace's panorama of pelicans and Dan Rumelt's sea otters in the Arctic.

The exhibit's opening reception is Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the First Amendment Lounge, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Members and guests can view the print photos as well as watch a slideshow of the digital images, curated by the the Club's photography coordinator Noel St. John, running continuously on a big-screen monitor. A preview of the slideshow is now available online.