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.
Street Photography Inspiration through Gordon Parks
Documentary Viewing and Discussion
Sat, Jan 4th, 5:30-8:30pm at Photoworks
Come join us as we learn from a critique of Gordon Parks’ style and learn more about his life through, “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks”. We will be taking over the computer lab and encourage you to bring blankets and pillows, picnic style. Feel free to bring food to enjoy during the event. Light refreshments (Beer, Wine, Soda) and popcorn will be available as well throughout the movie.
Artist Talk and Demonstration
Sat, Feb 18th, 2-4pm at Photoworks
Join us on Saturday, Feb 18th, from 2-4pm, as we welcome photographer, Messay Shoakena, for an artist talk and demonstration of his photographic practice. Based in Washington, D.C., Messay Shoakena is a photographer who grew up in Ethiopia, Madagascar, Kenya, Cameroon, and the United States. Through his travels to various countries, he has developed a strong appreciation of different cultures and their beauty which he shares through his street photography work.
Listening to the Silence
Exhibit by Stephen Greenberg
Jan 13th - March 5th
Opening Reception at Photoworks:
Saturday, Jan 14th, 5-9pm
This exhibition, with its images and verse, is an attempt to differentiate between History and Memory. “History” is defined here as the more-or-less “official” account of the world, as given to us by some external authority. It is represented here by images of oddly anonymous war monuments, all within 75 miles of the Photoworks Gallery. In contrast, “Memory” is made up of the signposts and benchmarks we find or make for ourselves. Again, the images are local; all were taken within 30 miles of the gallery.
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.
2023 Jan - July Dates:
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.
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This Fall and Winter 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 Photography Meet Up Nights!
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.