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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 Exhibition: Sept 3 - Oct 10th

Under the Influence 
an exhibition which celebrates the influence and work of Frank P. “Tico” Herrera

Join us on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Photoworks Gallery for the opening of  “Under the Influence,” an exhibition which celebrates the influence and work of Frank P. “Tico” Herrera. Tico, a founding member of Photoworks, who taught advanced photography and printing at Glen Echo for more than 45 years, exerted a profound influence on the many photography students and practitioners who studied with him over the course of his tenure. His mastery of portrait and landscape genres and his unflagging humor will be featured along with the work of his former students.

Official | Unofficial DC
Upcoming Online Exhibition

Submit your photos of Official | Unofficial DC! 


Juried by Sharon Farmer




Important Dates:  

Online Exhibition opens October 1, 2021


Artist Talk - Thursday October 7th at  7pm on Zoom


Deadline for submissions:  September 15, 2021
Notification of juried results:  September 27, 2021

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Coffee & Critique

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

Sunday: 10am-noon

Fall Dates:

September 12th

October 17th

November 14th

December 5th

Photo Slam 2021

Live-streamed from the Lost Origins Gallery in Mount Pleasant, the Photoworks Slam returns June 6, 2021!  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 2022 Gallery.  

View this year's winners!


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.