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Current Exhibit:
The Mind's Eye 

A Youth Exhibition 

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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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Spring and Summer Classes!

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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.


The Mind's Eye

Current Exhibit 

March 10th - April 30th 

Gallery ReceptionSaturday

Saturday, March 11, 5-7pm 


Zoom Artist Talk

Tuesday, March 14, 7pm

Photoworks Gallery is proud to present, The Mind’s Eye, an exhibition featuring the work of students from two Montgomery County High Schools, The Siena School in Silver Spring and Holton- Arms School in Bethesda.

The photographs were selected by instructors Kristian Whipple from The Siena School and Donna Cantor Maclean from Holton-Arms. 


Film Camera Day

At Glen Echo Photoworks 

Sat, March 18th, 10am-4pm 

Free Event 

Dust off that film camera that has been languishing in your closet and bring it to Photoworks Film Camera Day!


Functionality Diagnosis

Get a free assessment by our onsite technicians



Buy the film and battery you need to the camera working, or borrow/buy a film camera



Take a free onsite tutorial on how to use the camera


Ready for the next steps?

Photoworks has the darkroom and digital facilities, classes, and community to lead you deeply into the magic of photography

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


2023 Jan - July Dates:

January 8
February 5
April 16
May 21
June 11
July 23


Photo Matters
with Stephen Greenberg

Photo Matters is a place where people can come and discuss all things photographic. Photoworks instructors will be invited to talk about their class offerings. Participants will be welcome to show their work, but formal critiques will NOT be offered; that will be reserved for our Coffee and Critique Sessions.

Mar 12

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Psyche: Poems and Pictures
Artist Talk with Dr. Constantine Stratakis
and Brenda Hanning

Sat, April 8th, 4-7pm
at Photoworks Studio

Glen Echo Photoworks is excited to host Dr. Constantine Stratakis and Brenda Hanning for a discussion on the concepts and approaches to their collaboration between poetry and photography in their latest creation, "Psyche: Poems & Pictures."

Dr. Constantine Stratakis and Brenda Hanning worked together at the National Institutes of Health for many years. This book project grew out of their continuing friendship and shared interests.



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.

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