16 Best Photographs of 2016

We published thousands of photos in 2016. THOUSANDS. Making a selection of 16 favorites was the hardest thing we’ve done in a while. So hard, in fact that, this actually has more than 16 photos in it. We know, we know. From tiny things to big crowds, sumo wrestlers to country legends, here’s a look back on the year. Click the title or photograph for more shots.

January 29: Behind The Scenes: American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Kennedy Center

by Kate Warren

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Geek Night Comedy @ DC Improv Lounge
Geek Night Comedy is a stand-up comedy show created and run by geeks, for geeks. It includes a unique hybrid of both standup and improv. In its 5-year history, the group has run successful shows at the Virginia Beach & Richmond Funny Bones, here at the D.C. Improv, the Orlando Improv, and Awesome Con, their partners in this year's event! Past shows have received news coverage from local TV stations, as well as print coverage in The Virginian-Pilot, Inside Business and Sirius-XM's wildly popular "Monsters in the Morning." Charity is important to the Geek's Night, and their productions have raised thousands for ALS-TDI, the leading research group in the fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), and will be doing so once again here at the DC Improv by giving away FREE passes to Awesome Con, along with other great items and collectables from local video game & comic book shops via our $1.00 raffle! A portion of door sales will also benefit this awesome non-profit.
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April 5: Photos: Sumo Champions @ The Shay

by Franz Mahr

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March 29: Savages @ 9:30 Club

by Franz Mahr

April 5: The Naked & Famous @ RNR Hotel

by Nicholas Karlin

April 5: Rooms of Their Own: The Lemon Bowl

by Jeff Martin

April 15: Taste Test: Gibson Spring Cocktail Menu

by Sarah Gerrity


April 26: Behind the Scenes: The Ring Cycle @ Kennedy Center

by Jeff Martin

May 2: Photos: Sundress Fest @ Wonderland Ballroom

by Nicholas Karlin

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May 5: First Look: Suns Cinema

by Nicholas Karlin

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May 20: Preview: Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse

by Clarissa Villondo

Doll Houses at National Building Museum

June 6: Photos: Awesome Con 2016

by Nicholas Karlin

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June 13: Photos: BYT & Capital Pride Present: HEX

by Franz Mahr


June 17: Behind The Scenes: Karel Appel – A Gesture of Color @ The Phillips Collection

by Maya Moore

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June 27: Photos: District of Comedy Festival Party @ Kennedy Center

by Jeff Martin

September 15: NYFW 2016 Street Style

by BlinkOfAnEye

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September 19: Live DC: Farm Aid @ Jiffy Lube Live

by Brian Murphy


October 3: Photos: UNCENSORED @ MLK Library

by Nicholas Karlin


October 17: Photos: Vogueing Masquarade Ball @ National Museum of African Art

by Albert Ting

October 19: Hazel Brunch Review

by Nicholas Karlin

October 26: Photos: High Heel Race 2016

by David Claypool


November 1: All Access Photo Pass: Bentzen Ball 2016

by Franz Mahr

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