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So It Goes
Youth Exhibition at Photoworks 

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Photoworks was launched 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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Good Sports

Call for Entries 

Exhibition: May 31- July 21 

Photoworks is proud to announce our 2024 Juried call for entries for “Good Sports," with
Juror, John McDonnell. 

Deadline for submissions: May 6


Notification: May 13

Accepted work needs to be delivered to Photoworks Gallery by May 29

The Scurlock Studio

9 Decades of Documenting Black Life 

with Francesca Scott 

Sat, April 13th, 2-4pm

Come join us at Glen Echo Photoworks for a fascinating event featuring Francesca Scott as she delves into the history of the iconic Scurlock Photographic Studio. Learn about their incredible legacy of documenting Black life over the span of nine decades. This in-person event is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the rich cultural heritage captured through the lens of the Scurlock family. Don't miss out on this enlightening experience!

The Scurlock photographic studio located at 9th and U Street NW, was a fixture in the Shaw area of Washington, DC. from 1911 to 1994, and encompassed two generations of photographers, Addison N. Scurlock and his sons George and Robert. Addison Scurlock photographed the daily lives of the Washington DC community as well as Howard University faculty, students, and campus life. He and his sons Robert and George had a profound impact on the city and made beauty the center of their art. 


So It Goes

Current Exhibition 

April 6 - May 31 

Gallery Reception | Saturday, April 6, 4-6pm 
Zoom Artist Talk  | Thursday, April 11, 7-9pm 
Photoworks Gallery is proud to present So It Goes, an exhibition featuring the work of students from Four High Schools in the DMV:

Holton-Arms School

The Potomac School

The Siena School

Walter Johnson High School

Painting with My Camera

Online Exhibition by Matt Makara 

Now on view! 

Photoworks is excited to feature photographic works by Matt Makara!


Matt is a multi-format photographer who utilizes digital, film and historic photographic processes to capture the natural world. He has an affinity for photographing trees and water, often while hiking, and enjoys experimenting with numerous techniques to inform and expand his creative process. In this series, titled, “Painting with My Camera,” Matt has created images with the intent of emulating the look of water color paintings, with the subjects being beach scenes at various times of day.

Coffee & Critique 10am-12pm
with Karen Keating
at Photoworks Studio

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

Sunday: 10am-Noon


2024 Dates:

March 10
April 21
May 19
ne 9
July 14
No August
Sept. 15
Oct. 20
Nov. 1
Dec. 8


Handmade Photo Group

At Glen Echo Photoworks 

Every Monday at 6pm

We are a group of photographers who gather on Monday nights at 6:00 pm at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park to explore historic photo processes together, including but not limited to: cyanotype, salted paper, platinum/palladium and wet plate collodian. Sometimes we print; sometimes we chat and share ideas. Always we support and learn from each other.

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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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