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Photoworks was launched nearly 50 years ago and over time it has grown to meet the needs of the community, providing a venue and programs for artists. Photoworks remains a unique resource for photographers of all levels – an arts community in the best sense of the word.

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Upcoming Exhibit 

Shelby Swann & Kristian Whipple

Photo Slam 2021 Winners


May 27- July 5 


Zoom artist talk

Wed. June 1, 7pm


In Person Reception

Sat. June 4, 4-6pm


Photo Slam 2022! 

Sunday, June 26th 

Photoworks Slam returns June 26, 2022, in person at MetroBar DC!  Hosted by national poetry slam winner Regie Cabico and presented in cooperation with Focus on the Story, the Slam offers photographers the opportunity to vie for an exhibition in the Photoworks 2023 Gallery.  Submit your work today at SmarterEntry.com  Deadline for submissions is midnight June 20th. Top 3 winners and the audience winner will hold an exhibit of their winning images in the Photoworks Gallery. Anyone is eligible to enter! Enter now while space is available.


Evening Fundraiser Gala

Thursday, May 19th, 7-10pm 

Raffle Prints and Silent Auction Items are still available for purchase!


Get back in Focus with Photoworks this Spring at our annual Evening Fundraiser Gala! 

After 2 years of virtual connections, we are excited to have a big in-person celebration featuring the following:

- Our Classic Photo Raffle and Silent Auction 

-Portrait Station

-Live Music

-And Carousel Rides from 6:30pm-7:30pm


Classes and Camps have arrived!
Spring and Summer 2022

Register Now! View our full list of classes. 

This Spring and Summer we are offering a variety of classes. We offer in person, online, and offsite (field trip based) classes.

And don't forget about Kid's and Teen's Summer Camps


Coffee & Critique 
with Karen Keating
at the Photoworks Studio

Join us for a photo jam session to view and discuss your images. Minimum age 16.

Sunday: 10am-noon

Winter Dates:


Feb 13th

Mar 6th

April 3 

May 22


Photo Matters
with Stephen Greenberg 

“Photo Matters” is a new, free, virtual offering from Glen Echo Photoworks. It will be a monthly meeting, via Zoom, where folks can hang out to discuss all matters photographic: cameras (digital and analog), hardware, software, techniques, shooting locations, competitions, and anything else that comes to mind. PhotoWorks instructors will be invited to talk about their class offerings. 

2022 Spring Dates:


Feb 20th

Mar 20th

April 24th

May 15th


A B O U T  P H O T O W O R K S

Photoworks is a vibrant and unique resource for photographers. Our philosophy is simple: Creative dialogue with fellow photographers, an intimate learning environment, and outstanding faculty are the ingredients for creative growth.