Author Archive for Louis Jacobson

At the National Gallery of Art, Simple and Not-So-Simple Gifts

The NGA's latest is a mish-mash of photo gems and misses.

At the National Geographic Museum, Images of Joel Sartore’s Charismatic Megafauna

Joel Sartore is trying to document the world's 12,000 captive species.

At The Phillips Collection, A Small, Divergent FotoWeekDC Exhibit

The Phillips Collection's FotoWeekDC exhibit feels small and seemingly halfhearted.

At Hillyer Art Space, All Photographs Are a Stage

The three photographers currently on view are notable for their deliberate images, which doesn't leave a lot of room for spontaneity.

At Organization of the American States, Images of Rolls of Money and Calculator Paper Become Art

Mexican photographer Jesús Jiménez is obsessed with money. But not in the typical way.

At the Canadian Embassy, Images of Darkness at Noon

Acacia Johnson headed to one of the most remote places on earth for her latest exhibition.

At American Art Museum, A Retrospective of Irving Penn’s Diverse—Sometimes Problematic—Photography

At the American Art Museum, a retrospective of Irving Penn's artistic wanderings prove to be uneven.

At the Textile Museum, Images and Threads From 19th Century China

The Textile Museum's latest exhibition recalls the National Gallery of Art's “Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma.”

At The Corcoran, a Gallery of Disheartening Images from Guatemala

A new exhibition at GW's Corcoran School of Arts and Design shows a grim portrait of Guatemalan people's struggle.

At the National Gallery of Art, a Tiny Exhibit Flips Rapidly Through Landmark Photobooks

The National Gallery of Art's latest photo exhibit fits into what is basically a vestibule.