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 Upcoming Events

So It Goes

Opening Reception - Sat, April 6

4-6pm at Photoworks

Online Artist Talk - Thurs, April 11

7pm on Zoom

Photoworks Gallery is proud to present "So It Goes," an exhibition featuring the work of students from Five High Schools in the DMV:
Holton-Arms School, The Potomac School, The Siena School, Walter Johnson High School, and Winston Churchill High School
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Scurlock Studios

9 Decades of Documenting Black Life: Francesca Scott on the Scurlock Photographic Studio

Sat, April 13, 2-4pm at Photoworks


This in-person event is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the rich cultural heritage captured through the lens of the Scurlock family. Francesca Scott worked under the mentorship of Robert Scurlock and was able to gain great insight into the workings of this renowned family studio.


Monthly Coffee and Critique

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


Upcoming  Dates

March 10, 2024
April 21, 2024
May 19, 2024
June 9, 2024


Handmade Photo Group

Mondays at 6pm 

We are a group of photographers who gather at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park to explore historic photo processes together, including but not limited to: cyanotype, salted paper, platinum/palladium and wet plate collodian. Sometimes we print; sometimes we chat and share ideas. Always we support and learn from each other.


Past Events

Marvin Tupper Jones

Opening Reception, 2pm

Sun, Feb 11th at Photoworks

Photoworks is delighted to host the work of acclaimed photojournalist and historian, Marvin Tupper Jones, in the exhibition, Building a Mixed Race Community. 

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.


Spring Polaroid Transfer

Sun, March 24th 10am-12:30pm

Join us for an exciting workshop with Photoworks Instructor, Red Wondemu, and discover the magic of Polaroid Transfer! This exciting and fast printing process will allow you to unleash your creativity and create captivating art using a Polaroid camera. 

Polaroid cameras, film packs, and art paper supplies will be available.


Cheriss May Artist Talk

From Passion to Purpose,

Fri, Feb 23rd, 7pm at Photoworks


Join us for an inspiring event with renowned photographer Cheriss May as she shares her journey of turning her passion into a purpose. Cheriss will captivate you with her stories and insights, leaving you motivated to pursue your own creative dreams. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true master of the craft!


Walter Plotnick 

Opening Reception, 1-4pm

Sat, Dec 16th at Photoworks

Online Artist Talk, 2pm

Sat, Jan 20th 

Photoworks is delighted to host acclaimed photographer Walter Plotnick for a solo exhibition of work opening December 16th, 2023 in our Gallery. 

Join us for an opening reception with the Artist Talk at 2pm!


Polaroid Transfer Workshop

Sun, Jan 28th, 12-2pm

Join us for an exciting workshop with Photoworks Instructor, Red Wondemu, and discover the magic of Polaroid Transfer! This exciting and fast printing process will allow you to unleash your creativity and create captivating art using a Polaroid camera. 


Polaroid cameras, film packs, and art paper supplies will be available.


Holiday Portraits!

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. 

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Reiki, Intuition, and Flow

Sun, Dec 10th, 2-4pm


Join the Hand Made Photo Group for their end of show event celebrating their Timeless 2023 exhibit. Enjoy an engaging artist talk by Mari Calai, a talented photographer and esteemed member of the Hand Made Photo Group. Gain insights into her artistic process, the joy of getting in the creative flow, and the profound influence of Reiki on her captivating work.

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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.


Monochrome Mimosas

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.


Fall Family

Cyanotype Printing 

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.


Suspended Landscapes

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


Opening Reception

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. 


Foto Inter/Cambio

Mexico City 

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.

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Faculty Meet|Greet

at Photoworks

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

Artist Talk 

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. 


In Syzygy

Exhibition and Reception

by Red Won 

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 8th, at 4-7pm

at Glen Echo Photoworks 

Buna & Cyan 

Saturday, July 22nd, 12-2pm

Music and Print 

Saturday, August 5th, 5-7pm

Sip and Print 

Saturday, August 27th, 2-5pm 

Kid's Cyanotype Fun

Saturday, Sept 2nd, 3-5pm 


Buna and Cyan

with Red Won

Saturday, July 22nd,

12-2pm, $20 

at Glen Echo Photoworks 

Join photographer Red Wondemu as she leads a Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony paired with an interactive Cyanotype Printing Demo



Show Me the Way to Go to 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.



Building a Mixed Race Community

with Marvin Tupper Jones

Sun, June 25th, 2pm

at Photoworks 

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 

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! 

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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 

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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

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!

Un/Official DC 

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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2020 Reflection Video

December 31st:


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!

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Photoworks Online Benefit with Special Guests

December 12th, 2020

Faculty Photo Raffle and Event

Artist Talk:

with Nancy Rexroth and Ann Segal on "Iowa."


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