It's time to register for WINTER classes! 

Register Today >

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.

Latest News

Check our events page 
to stay updated

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:

October 17th

November 14th

December 5th


Coffee & Critique Exhibit at Photoworks!
October 15th - November 29th
Online and in Person

View a selection of Photographs from our long standing group of Coffee & Critique Participants. 

Visit the Gallery on Saturdays an Sundays from

1-4pm to see the exhibit in person. 

Online Artist Talk November 7th at 7pm

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83512414787 

fest-night- van pulley.jpg

Official | Unofficial DC
Upcoming Artist Talk 

Important Dates:  

Online Exhibition opens October 1, 2021


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


Watch the recorded artist talk here. 


Official/Unofficial: Photographs of Washington DC is an online exhibition at Glen Echo Photoworks juried by the renowned photographer, Sharon Farmer. 
Official/Unofficial Washington DC challenges our assumptions about the nation’s capital, juxtaposing iconic images from the halls of political power with more intimate photographs of daily life in the District of Columbia. The exhibit portrays a complex and exceptional city in which the official and the unofficial co-exist, and sometimes clash, in extraordinary ways. 

Official_Unofficial Image_edited.jpg

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.