Sip and Print!
Sat, Dec 2nd, 2-4pm
Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon of creativity and relaxation at the Sip and Print with Red Wondemu event! Get ready to unleash your inner artist as we dive into the world of photo/cyanotype developing. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, this event is perfect for everyone!
If you have film negatives and silver gelatin paper - bring it! If not, we have cyanotype coated paper.
Sat, Dec 9th, 3-6pm
Welcome the season with a beautiful holiday portrait taken at Glen Echo Photoworks! Capture the festive spirit and create lasting memories with your loved ones. Our talented photographers will be ready to snap the perfect shot, whether it's a family portrait, a couple's picture, or a solo shot. We are offering two different types of portraits: Digital in Color by Donnamaria Jones and Large Format Vintage Black and White by Scott Davis.
Sat, Nov 18, 4-7pm
This private gallery event will show the processes behind the prints in the Timeless 2023 Exhibit. You will see cyanotypes, gum bichromates, and platinum paladium prints develop right before your eyes. After the demonstrations there will be an Artist Talk to get an insight into the minds and methods of the photographers and print makers whose works are on display.
Sat, Nov 18, 11am-1pm
Join us for a fun and creative morning with Photoworks instructor, Red Wondemu, in making Cyanotype prints inspired by the beautiful Fall season! This event allows an opportunity for parents and kids to express themselves and create beautiful, one-of-a-kind artworks.
Artist Talk with Sarah Hood Salomon
Sun, Nov 19th, 2023
2-4pm at Glen Echo Photoworks
Join us for an engaging artist talk with Sarah Hood Salomon at Glen Echo Photoworks. In this talk, she will share her inspirations, techniques, and stories behind her breathtaking photographs. Sarah recently completed her MFA in Photography from Maine Media College. She will talk about how that journey led her to create sculptural photography, and the importance of turning mistakes into possibilities
A Contemporary Look at
Handmade Photographic Processes
Fri, Oct 20th, 7-9pm
Photoworks at Glen Echo Park presents the second annual historic handmade alternative photographic process show. The show will be on display in the Photoworks gallery from October 20th through December 10th, and will feature historic photographic processes brought into the 21st century.
Alt Photo Process Conference
Oct 25 - 27, 2023
Come experience Mexico City and discover the thriving alternative process community at Foto Inter/Cambio, the first ever large format alternative process conference in Mexico.
Foto Inter/Cambio is a three day gathering to build community and encourage collaboration among large format and alternative process photographers across the Americas and around the world.
Wet Plate and Cyanotype Demos
Sun, Oct 1st, 1-4pm
It's Echo Arts Festival at Glen Echo Park and we've got some demos for you! Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of wet plate collodion and cyanotype photography. Our knowledgeable experts, Mac Cosgrove-Davies and Paige Billin-Frye will be demonstrating these unique techniques and showcasing their stunning results.
Mon, Sept 4th, 1-3pm
Join us for an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow photography enthusiasts at the Photoworks Faculty|Student Meet & Greet event! Whether you're a seasoned photographer or just starting out,
this in-person gathering is the perfect chance to meet and mingle with like-minded individuals and learn more about our class offerings. See you soon!
Neither Here Nor There
Displacement from War in Ukraine
Sunday, Sept 3rd, 2-4pm
Join photo journalist Monica Pedynkowski as she discusses her documentation of Ukrainian refugees finding a new life in Poland
These photos are about the soft casualties of war, being caught in the in between, and starting a new life that they didn’t ask for.
Building a Mixed Race Community
with Marvin Tupper Jones
Sun, June 25th, 2pm
Join Marvin Tupper Jones as he speaks about the new exhibit at the Chowan Discovery Group. 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.
Flashes in Time
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!
Another Way of Listening:
The Long Narrative of the Photograph
Wed, May 3rd, at 7pm
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.
Street Photography Inspiration through Gordon Parks
Saturday, Feb 4th
at Glen Echo 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”. Light refreshments (Beer, Wine, Soda) and popcorn will be available as well throughout the movie followed by a discussion
Artist Talk and Demonstration with Photographer Messay Shoakena
Saturday, Feb 18th
at Glen Echo Photoworks
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.
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.
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.
Sat, Sept 24th, 4-6pm at Photoworks
Zoom Artist Talk with Andy Shankman
Tuesday, Sept 20th, 7pm
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
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 SmarterEntry.com 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.
Evening Gala & Fundraiser
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
-And Carousel Rides from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Cyanotypes in the Park!
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!
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!
Yuri Long and Jon Malis
Wednesday, December 8th
at 7pm on Zoom
Gallery Reception: Friday, December 10th 5-7pm
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.
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.
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.
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.