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Marvin Tupper Jones
Building a Mixed Race Community 

Upcoming Exhibition   Learn More >

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Marvin Tupper Jones

Building a Mixed Race Community 

Current Exhibition 

February 9th - March 31st 


Opening Reception 

Sunday Feb 11, 2pm 

Photoworks is delighted to host the work of acclaimed photojournalist and historian, Marvin Tupper Jones, in the exhibition, Building a Mixed Race Community. 

The history covered in this exhibit spans from 1851 to 1973 and takes the viewer from the antebellum time through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the modern Civil Rights eras.  It tells stories about over 30 people along with photographs and text. Four women are featured, as well as business people, farmers, carpenters, educators, church leaders, soldiers (Civil War and WWII), Civil Rights activists and organizations. 

From Passion to Purpose 

with Cheriss May

Artist Talk  

Fri, Feb 23rd, 7-8:30pm at Photoworks 

Join us for an inspiring event with renowned photographer Cheriss May as she shares her journey of turning her passion into a purpose. Cheriss will captivate you with her stories and insights, leaving you motivated to pursue your own creative dreams. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true master of the craft!

In her own words: "Visual storytelling is my passion, and my purpose. I love telling the stories of people who are passionate in what they do, authentically, with my camera."


Cheriss May is a lauded portrait and editorial photographer based in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Board of Directors — Focus on the Story, the immediate past president — Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW), co-chair of photography — The National Press Club, an Adobe Education Leader, and an adjunct professor at Howard University, her Alma Mater. She is often commissioned to speak about inclusive storytelling, and trains and speaks to organizations, and educators around the world, including: Spotify, Adobe, Leica, The Financial Times, the Center for Creative Photography, and the International Center of Photography.


Mari Calai 

Artist in Residence 

March 1st - August 31st 

We are thrilled to announce Mari Calai as the 2024 Photoworks Artist in Residence!

Thank you to everyone who applied to this year's AIR program. We received an exceptional field of applicants with more applications than we ever expected. We want to acknowledge the hard work, focus and dedication you contributed to your applications!

Mari's residency is from March 1st - August 31st and her exhibition will be from Sept 20th - November 11th. Stay tuned for upcoming events and workshops with her! 

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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