Current Online Exhibit
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
Champagne and Platinum
Friday, July 22, 7-10pm at Photoworks
Wet Plate Demonstration
Saturday, July 23, 11am-2pm at Photoworks
Saturday, July 30, 11am-2pm
Monthly Photo Matters
Photo Matters is a 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 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!
Jennifer Sakai & Philip Taplin
NEW DATE: Saturday March 19th 4-6pm
at Photoworks Gallery
Virtual Artist Talk:
Tuesday, Match 15th at 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.
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.
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.
2020 Reflection Video
Reflecting on the past year at Photoworks. Thank you for your continued support! It has been a memorable year (to say the least) and we have made it through with the help of our generous and loving community. See you in the new year!