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 Upcoming Events

Monthly Coffee and Critique

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

2023  Dates

April 16

May 21

June 11

July 23


Show Me the Way to Go Home


Artist Talk

Sat, June 24th, 4-6pm

at Photoworks 

Join Photographers Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia Kilroy as they share more about their new book: Show Me the Way to Go Home.



Past Events

Flashes in Time 

Gala Fundraiser 

Fri, May 12th, 7-10pm

Glen Echo Photoworks' annual fundraiser gala, in celebration of our 50th year anniversary! Join us in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park for our signature Photo Raffle, Silent Auction, Cyanotype Printing Station, Digital Portrait Station, and more! 

You don't want to miss this night!

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2022 Photo Slam Winners

Exhibition and Reception

Opening Reception and

Artist Talk

Friday, May 5th, at 6-8pm

at Glen Echo Photoworks 

We are so excited to showcase work from Photo Slam 2022 Winners, Smita Parida, Anh Tran, and Thomas Wanat. 


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Another Way of Listening:

The Long Narrative of the Photograph

Wed, May 3rd, at 7pm

Via Zoom 

In his presentation, Fred Zafran offers “another way listening” to the photographs we make, to understand what makes an image deeply expressive, and how a sequence of photographs may achieve exceptional narrative power.



Photo Flea Market!

Sat, April 22, 10am-4pm 


Do you have photo equipment that needs to find a new home?

Are you looking for reasonably priced used photo equipment?


 Come to Glen Echo Park for a Photo Flea Market/

Yard Sale/ Swap Meet sponsored by Photoworks!


Psyche: Poems and Pictures

At Glen Echo Photoworks 

Sat, April 8th,


Free Event ​

Join Dr. Constantine Stratakis and Brenda Hanning at Glen Echo Photoworks for a discussion on their collaboration between poetry and images.

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Film Camera Day!

At Glen Echo Photoworks 

Sat, March 18th,


Free Event ​

Dust off that film camera that has been languishing in your closet and bring it to Photoworks Film Camera Day!

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The Mind's Eye

Current Exhibition

An exhibition featuring the work of students from two Montgomery County High Schools, The Siena School in Silver Spring and Holton- Arms School in Bethesda.

Gallery Reception 

Saturday, March 11, 5-7pm 

Zoom Artist Talk  

Tuesday, March 14, 7pm 

Click Here to join Zoom: 

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Street Photography Inspiration through Gordon Parks

Saturday, Feb 4th

at Glen Echo Photoworks

Free event


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”.  Light refreshments (Beer, Wine, Soda) and popcorn will be available as well throughout the movie followed by a discussion

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Artist Talk and Demonstration with Photographer Messay Shoakena

Saturday, Feb 18th

at Glen Echo Photoworks

Free event


Join us as we welcome photographer, Messay Shoakena, for an artist talk and demonstration of his photographic practice. Through his travels to various countries, Shoakena has developed a strong appreciation of different cultures and their beauty which he shares through his street photography work.


Stephen Greenberg

Current Exhibition

Opening Reception at Photoworks:

Saturday, Jan 14, 5-9pm

At Photoworks 

Gallery Hours:

Sat & Sun, 1-4pm 


Bruce Falkinburg

Past Exhibition

Opening Reception at Photoworks:

Friday, Nov 18, 7-9:30pm

At Photoworks 

Gallery Hours:

Sat & Sun, 1-4pm 


Mark Power

Past Exhibition

Opening Reception at Photoworks: Saturday, October 1, 5-9pm

Online Artist Talk: 

Monday, October 3, 7pm

Zoom talk featuring Allen Appel, Stephen Perloff, Chan Chow, Colby Caldwell, Nancy Rexroth, Shirley True, James Sherwood and Marguerite Welch. Hosted by John Anderson. 



Past Exhibition

This exhibit celebrates the work of Bert Shankman, an exceptional photographer and a dear friend of Photoworks. Bert was a member of the Coffee and Critique group for many years.  We honor his memory.

Closing Reception 

Sat, Sept 24th, 4-6pm at Photoworks 
Zoom Artist Talk with Andy Shankman 

Tuesday, Sept 20th, 7pm


Breaking Out

Online Exhibition

Photoworks Gallery is proud to present our 9th Annual Juried Competition and Online Exhibition for Young Photographers. For Photographers 18 and Under. 


We have all endured two years of fear and isolation and this spring we are BREAKING OUT!  

Online Artist Talk, July 12 at 7pm



Historic Processes Exhibition

Associated Events: 


Champagne and Platinum
Friday, July 22, 7-10pm at Photoworks 
Wet Plate Demonstration
Saturday, July 23, 11am-2pm at Photoworks 
Sun Printing
Saturday, July 30, 11am-2pm



Photo Slam 2022!

Sunday, June 26th

Photoworks Slam returns June 26, 2022, in person at MetroBar DC!  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 2023 Gallery.  Submit your work today at  Deadline for submissions is midnight June 20th. Top 3 winners and the audience winner will hold an exhibit of their winning images in the Photoworks Gallery. Anyone is eligible to enter! Enter now while space is available.



Shelby Swann &

Kristian Whipple

Photo Slam 2021 Winners


May 27- July 5 


Zoom artist talk

Wed. June 1, 7pm


In Person Reception

Sat. June 4, 4-6pm



Evening Gala & Fundraiser

You're Invited!

A Night in the

Bumper Car Pavilion 

Thursday, May 19th, 7-10pm 


Get back in Focus with Photoworks this Spring at our annual Evening Fundraiser Gala! 

- Our Classic Photo Raffle and Silent Auction 

-Portrait Station

-Live Music

-And Carousel Rides from 6:30pm-7:30pm


Cyanotypes in the Park!

May 7th

11am - 4pm 

Join us at the Glen Echo Park Art Market!

Learn to make sun prints from natural materials found in Glen Echo Park. Fun for all ages. 

Is your teen interested in Cyanotypes? View our upcoming camps HERE!



Amy Toensing

Two Stories

Photoworks will host acclaimed National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing for an exhibition of work opening April 15. 


Toensing is a photojournalist and filmmaker known for her intimate stories about the lives of ordinary people.

Virtual Artist Talk - Wed, 4/20 at 7pm

Gallery Reception - Fri, 4/22 at 7pm

Portfolio Reviews - Sat, 4/23 at 10am


Virtual Round Table

April 7th at 7pm

Join Exposed DC and Glen Echo Photoworks for a virtual roundtable on the theme of SPRING. Everyone is welcome to join and share an image with the group to get live feedback. Connect with local photographers, share your latest work, and find out what everyone's been up to lately.


If you'd like to share image(s), please upload at 

before the session. Sharing photos is optional but encouraged.



Upcoming Artist Talk and Gallery Reception!

Jennifer Sakai & Philip Taplin

Gallery Reception: 

NEW DATE: Saturday March 19th 4-6pm
at Photoworks Gallery 

Virtual Artist Talk: 

Tuesday, Match 15th at 7pm 

on Zoom

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Virtual Artist Talk with the makers of 



Artist Talk:

Wednesday, Feb 9th

at 7pm on Zoom


with Artists: 

Robin Fader

Susan Baggett 

Victor Mirontschuk 

and Ari Espay


Winter's Thaw Exhibition

and Artist Talk

with our Faculty


Jan 21st - Feb 27th, 2022

Artist Talk:

January 25th at 7pm 

View Online Artist Talk Here


Upcoming Artist Talk and Gallery Reception!

Yuri Long and Jon Malis

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, December 8th

at 7pm on Zoom


Zoom Link: 

Gallery Reception: Friday, December 10th 5-7pm

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Upcoming Artist Talk!

Coffee and Critique Exhibit

Artist Talk:

Sunday, November 7th

at 7pm on Zoom

Zoom Link: 


Upcoming Artist Talk!

Artist Talk:

Thursday, October 7th

at 7pm on Zoom

Zoom Link: 

Juried by Sharon Farmer.


Street Meet DC 

Meet Up Event: 5-8pm

Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 5pm as we partner with StreetMeetDC

at Glen Echo Park. This is a free, photography event where you can meet and connect with other great members of the DC Photography community! We will be on-hand to highlight the labs, course offerings, and our latest exhibit ‘Under the Influence.’ Photoworks will be providing tours of their facilities and exhibit from 5-8pm.  


Under the Influence

Exhibition: Sept 3rd - Oct 10th

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.

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Tank and Reel Exhibition

Come view the Tank + Reel Club Exhibition at Photoworks. Class led by Tom Wolff. 

August 12th - August 28th

Closing Party: August 28th


The Tank + Reel Club is dedicated to all things black and white film photography and darkroom printing. If you are interested in being part of this class click here. 


Photo Matters 

Join us on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 10am-12pm online for our new, free, monthly meeting hosted by Steve 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.


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. 

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Online Exhibition 

Telling Your Story 

8 artists, 8 stories

Artist Talk:

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

7pm on Zoom 

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Black History Month 

Our thanks to Diane Butts for curating a selection of work by black photographers as part of Photoworks’ celebration of Black History Month. We are pleased to introduce these talented artists to the Photoworks community. 

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Online Exhibition 

Hindsight is 2020

Street Photography in a Tumultuous Time

Artist Talk:

January 31st, 2021

8pm on Zoom 


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Cocktails and Critique

January: New C&C with Sora Devore!

A free  event for photographers to share and discuss current work with fellow artists. Whether you are seeking input on one image or have a larger project, please join us! This event will be led by Photoworks instructor, Sora Devore. Instructions for joining this zoom online event will be sent to enrolled participants the day before the critique.

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