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A Letter from Our Board:
It has been our singular focus at Photoworks this year to sustain our creative community in the face of pandemic, quarantine, and closures. Through online classes, exhibits, lectures and social events, we have continued to come together to share our passion for photography, and to support and inspire one another. We have been joined by high school students and retirees, working photographers and recent graduates, those in the midst of ambitious projects and others dusting off their cameras for the first time in years. To all of you who have been there with us, thank you! To all who are looking for your creative community — welcome! We see you here.
A few highlights of 2020. We were successful in pivoting to an online platform for lectures and classes, and, in recent weeks, we have reopened the darkroom for film photographers on a limited basis. This weekend at Photoworks, a small group worked on alternative process techniques in the darkroom while our teen class explored Glen Echo Park in a safe, outdoor environment. We are particularly proud that we have been able to offer free or low fee options at a time when many artists are facing unprecedented financial hardship. For example, our monthly, free Coffee & Critique event — now offered via Zoom — continues to draw capacity crowds. The Photoworks Gallery has gone virtual, with exciting online exhibitions featuring the work of established and emerging artists. Our thanks to John Borstel, juror for Gender I Space, and Joe Cameron, juror for 100 Days of Solitude, for curating these shows. Our intern program continues to provide an opportunity for young photographers to work with members of the Photoworks faculty and to develop their interests in photography and arts management. And we have invested more resources — including hiring a communications coordinator and website designer — to provide valuable content and to refresh our online experience to better meet the needs of the Photoworks community.
We are grateful to you for the many other ways you contribute to the Photoworks community — your involvement, your energy, and your focus on the need for creativity in dark times have spurred us on.
The Photoworks Faculty and Board of Directors