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NEW ITEM:  Portrait in Palladium 

Sept 9 - 16 

Guarantee it now: $500


Scott Davis is offering a studio portrait sitting in the grand classical manner. Have your image created with a vintage studio portrait camera in the Photoworks studio, and select two 8x10 inch hand-crafted palladium prints. Sitting to be scheduled at mutual convenience.


Donated by Scott Davis. 



Sept 9 - 16 

Guarantee it now: $1000 


Book a week away at Photoworks’s favorite cottage in Holderness, New Hampshire. This Squam Lake dreamscape has 2 cottages that sit right next to the water. Sleeps 10 total. Available Saturday Sept 9-16.


Donated by Karen Keating. 


Guarantee it now: $350 


Join acclaimed author/photographer Frank Van Riper at his favorite French restaurant, La Piquette, as his guest for lunch, followed by a personal photo critique. Frank will regale you with stories of how he put together his current bestseller, ‘Recovered Memory: New York & Paris 1960-1980’ and present you with a signed and inscribed copy of the book.


Donated by Frank Van Riper. 





2 one-on-one sessions with Tom Sliter

Guarantee it now: $150

Tom Sliter is offering to teach one student to make a handmade book incorporating their own photographs.  The course will start with selecting and sequencing the photos, progress to choosing an appropriate book design and materials, and end with printing the pages and assembling and binding the completed book.  The course will be approximately two two-hour sessions and at the conclusion, the student will take home a finished book to showcase their work or give as a gift.

Donated by Tom Sliter. 



Guarantee it now: $200


Want to host the sweetest (and most fragrant) dinner party? We will provide the dessert and floral arrangement! Avid baker, Karen, and Florist, Dee, will hand deliver homemade pies and flower arrangements to your home. Summer - July; Fall - October;  Winter - December - plan your dinner parties around these dates! 


Donated by Karen Keating and Dee Payne 


Guarantee it now: $100


Consultation with Bevan Shimizu, owner of a local design/build landscape company that specializes in native plants and Japanese Gardens. He can help advise you on plant choices, weeding practices, design, and any other gardening related questions for a 1 hour consultation.


Time Frame: Mutual agreed upon date

Donated by Bevon Shimizu


Guarantee it Now: $115


“Secrets” - 5x8 in - 1/7 Edition 


This piece is a multiblock handcarved and printed woodblock print by Sophie McDowell. 

Sophie’s process involves carving and printing colorful multi-block woodcuts to create large-scale art installations. She is currently working on a body of work titled “In Between Land,” and you can learn more about her process here: 


Donated by Sophie McDowell 




Guarantee it now - $100


(Fairfax, VA) Have an excellent framing studio frame your work of art. Their Master Framers have on average 25 years experience in custom picture framing of fine art, vintage photographs and other precious items. 


8305 Merrifield Ave Suite B, Fairfax, VA 22031 


Donated by Frame Masters 



Guarantee it now: $200


Interested in an online exhibit with immense marketing outreach of your photographic work? Photoworks will offer a portfolio review with Photoworks members Karen Keating and Gayle Rothschild to help you sequence your images into a an exhibition ready body of work. We will then share your work on our website on a dedicated gallery page AND instagram/facebook promotional posts. You will also be invited to speak about your work at a specified Coffee and Critique date. Lastly, we will schedule and promote an online artist talk that you will give to the Photoworks community. 1 photographer for each season: Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024, Summer 2024. 


Donated by Photoworks 



Guarantee it now: $200 


Get one on one time with the head of our monthly Coffee and Critique sessions, Karen Keating. She will look over your exhibition ready body of work and help you narrow in on key photos. The session will go for 2 hours at Photoworks on mutually agreed upon date. 


Donated by Karen Keating 

10. $100 IRISH INN GIFT CARD          SOLD

Guarantee it Now: $100


Have a pint and some fish and chips at our Glen Echo favorite - the Irish Inn! The Irish Inn at Glen Echo offers great food, wine and atmosphere in a quaint setting. The upscale casual menu offers fresh seafood, hearty meats and the best Irish fare guaranteed. Whether you’re in the mood for a delicious Lamb Stew, Steak, Traditional Shepherd’s Pie….Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or our Daily Fresh Catch, The Irish Inn has it all. The Irish Inn combines a traditional Irish Pub with a white tablecloth restaurant including Six private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.


Donated by Irish Inn





Guarantee it now: $500 

Own a print by acclaimed National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing.  A photojournalist and filmmaker, Amy is known for her intimate stories about the lives of ordinary people.  In this image from Amy’s “Jersey Shore” series, friends enjoy the cool, stormy water of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.  This 16x20 inch unsigned print is dry-mounted.

Donated by Amy Toensing.



Guarantee it now: $500 

National Geographic photographer Amy Toensing’s documentary project “A World of Widows” documents the strength of her subjects in the face of extreme hardship.  In this image, a 95-year-old widow lies in the courtyard of the Amar Bari Ashram in the Gyan Gudari neighborhood of Vrindavan, India.  This 16x20 inch unsigned print is dry-mounted.

Donated by Amy Toensing.




Guarantee it now: $150 


One-hour long yoga session with 200 hour certified yoga teacher Liana Bernstein at a location of your preference. Your choice of a personalized private session or a group class of up to 15 students. Session can be tailored towards all levels of yoga practitioners. 


Donated by Liana Bernstein






Guarantee it now -  $400

Host a private party for up to eight people in the Photoworks darkroom.  Your music selection will set the vibe as darkroom instructors Karen Keating lead your guests in creating one-of-a-kind images to take home.  The Dancing in the Darkroom Party includes 2 bottles of red wine, 2 bottles of white wine, 2 six packs of IPA beer, and 3 bottles of seltzer water.  Food provided includes guacamole and salsa; vegetables and dip; a platter of wrap sandwiches and cookies.  To be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.

Donated by Karen Keating and Amy Walker.


Guarantee it now: $100 


Cheerful Spring wreath complete with decorative butterflies and ornate bow, hand crafted by Torun Walker of Little Bowtique in Alexandria, VA. Comes equipped with a hanger for mounting. 


Donated by Torun Walker 




Guarantee it now - $325 


Get your portrait taken by Mac Cosgrove-Davies at Photoworks! The Wet Plate Collodion process is a uniquely beautiful and intricate form of photography. You will have a photograph to pair perfectly with old portraits of your great-grand parents - the ultimate keepsake! This Wet plate portrait session can be for an individual or for a family. 


Donated by Mac Cosgrove-Davies



Guarantee it now: $25

Henry's Sweet Retreat is a candy market and dessert bar in Bethesda, MD. Give a friend (or yourself) the joy of sweet things! Donated by Henry’s Sweet Retreat 






Guarantee it now: $50


Adorn yourself with this gorgeous necklace made by Ella Fishman of Sweet Spire Jewels. This handmade necklace is made of lace, quartz, and glass/metal beads. 


Donated by Sweet Spire Jewels 




Guarantee it now: $110 


 One hour personal workout session with Brandon Forrest, a National Academy of sports medicine Certified Personal Trainer.  Formerly at Equinox.  Located in Bethesda. The workout can be at Brandon’s gym in his building in Bethesda OR a gym that you have access to.


Donated by Brandon Forrest 

20. BOOKS 


A. SIGNED COPY - 25 DE NOVIEMBRE by Ernesto Bazan 

Guarantee it now: $120 (donated by David Myers) 


This book was possible thanks to a dream my beloved life companion had in 2015 when she dreamed that I could return to the island after a 10-year absence. After having created a trilogy on the subject I'd have never imagined to create a fourth book on the same subject. It has been a magical process to be able to return and feel the place that has changed my life in so many ways. I was ten years older and my vision had changed. The book combines my current way of feeling life before my eyes.


B. SIGNED COPY - Before you grow up by Ernesto Bazan (donated by David Myers) Guarantee it Now: $100

A unique family photo album created by the photographer Ernesto Bazan and many contributions from his parents, his life companion Sissy and their two beloved twin boys Pietro and Stefano. It took Ernesto Bazan 7 years to bring to light this complex book due to my closeness to his subjects: his Sicilian family where he came from and the Cuban/Italian family that with his wife and his twin boys he created. As he wrote: “This book has brought many tears in my eyes in the making. As I said already, it’s a family album that also deals with sickness, sadness, mourning and death, but with an uplifting and positive look at the future, particularly the one of my children now 18, who are beginning their new soulful journey into their adult part of life.” Through drawings, passport images, journal entries, letters, note book insets, memorabilia and intimate color and b&w images we self-published an unusual family album that also deals with sickness, sadness, mourning and death, but with an uplifting and positive look at the future, particularly the one of our young boys Pietro and Stefano, who are beginning their new soulful journey into their adult part of life. Not to be missed!


C. SIGNED COPY With Animals by Willard Pate 

Guarantee it now: $90 (donated by David Myers) 


Willard has been my most loyal student since we met in Cuba in 2001. I don’t think anyone will ever break her record of twenty six workshops with me. She and I have been friends and have shared many moments in life. None of the above, however, has anything to do with the fact that she has the privilege to be the first of my students to have her beautiful images published by the company I created in 2008 with the help of many of my students, including Willard. Quite simply, the sole reason BazanPhotos Publishing has the honor to publish With Animals is that Willard is a wonderful photographer and her soulful images speak for themselves.


In this arc of time she has managed to chew and digest my lesson and to create a body of work, which reflects her unique way of looking and feeling the world. The photographs in this book are microcosms of our own existence, they are meditations on the life of the animals, on our life as humans, and the life we share together with animals. I’m very proud to share with all of you Willard’s intimate and enduring images. -Ernesto Bazan


D. Show Me the Way to Go to Home       SOLD 

by Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia-Kilroy 

Guarantee it now: $90 (Donated by Karen Keating) 

Show Me the Way to Go to Home is an immersive, visual journey through the incarceration camps that held 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War 2. Photographers Sandy Sugawara and Catiana Garcia Kilroy tell the story of each camp through original and archival photographs, personal stories, and government documents. It’s a frightening tale of a society that failed to protect its vulnerable.

Each camp’s story is printed on exquisite rice paper which is interwoven with dramatic landscapes. The design captures the multilayered feelings of anger, vulnerability, determination, cultural pride, and shared grief of those who lived in these camps. The book also contains an essay by Dr. Donna Nagata, Professor of Psychology at University of Michigan, who has conducted important research on the multigenerational consequences of the race-based incarceration of Japanese Americans. Today’s fragile and disturbing climate of  intolerance makes it all the more urgent that this period of our history not be forgotten.


E. Creating Visual Narratives Through Photography by Mike Davis. Paperback (2023). Guarantee it now: $35

This book provides photographers with the foundation to craft more compelling photos from concept all the way through to creation and distribution, on the path to making a living.

Based on real-life practice and experience, former National Geographic and White House visual editor, Mike Davis, takes readers on a journey starting with addressing the motivation behind an image and how this determines the rest of the creative process. He goes on to articulate best technical practices to create the narrative through photo composition and what to do with your work after the photos are completed. Each section offers exercises for applied learning and a series of appendices cover assignments structures, a compilation of critical words and concepts, a comprehensive resource guide of organizations, competitions, grants, collectives and agencies, book publishers and printers, and more.

This is an ideal resource for students and practitioners alike to gain a more informed understanding of photographic expression and learn how to effectively execute these visions.



F. On Photographs by David Campany. Hardback book. 

Guarantee it now: $30

In On Photographs, curator and writer David Campany presents an exploration of photography in 120 photographs. Proceeding not by chronology or genre or photographer, Campany’s eclectic selection unfolds according to its own logic. We see work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Eggleston, Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand, Louise Lawler, Andreas Gursky, and Rineke Dijkstra. There is fashion photography by William Klein, one of Vivian Maier’s contact sheets, and a carefully staged scene by Gregory Crewdson, as well as images culled from magazines and advertisements. Each of the 120 photographs is accompanied by Campany’s lucid and incisive commentary, considering the history of that image and its creator, interpreting its content and meaning, and connecting and contextualizing it within visual culture. Image by image, we absorb and appreciate Campany’s complex yet playful take on photography and its history.




G. Eliot Porter In the Realm of Nature by Paul Martineau Hardback book. SOLD 

Guarantee it now: $40 


Known for his exquisite images of birds and landscape, Eliot Porter (American, 1901–1990) was a pioneer in the use of color photography. His work also became a powerful visual argument for environmental conservation. Trained as a medical doctor and possessing a scientist’s gift for close observation, Porter explored new ways of depicting nature, building blinds in trees so he could study his avian subjects at closer vantage and producing landscape images that capture both pristine forest and ragged river canyons with equal force and brilliance.

Initially encouraged by the groundbreaking photographers Ansel Adams and Alfred Stieglitz, Porter went on to produce a body of work all his own. His 1962 Sierra Club book In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World, with its images grouped by season and accompanied by quotations from Henry David Thoreau, transformed the concept of nature photography books. Ultimately, Porter’s photographs came to the attention of Congress and led to the passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964, the foundational law in wilderness management today.

Eliot Porter: In the Realm of Nature contains 110 images from the collections of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, and of the J. Paul Getty Museum, along with an essay by Paul Martineau that discusses Porter’s life and the innovations he brought to the practice of photography.



H. Psyche, Poems and Pictures by Constantine A. Stratakis and Brenda R. Hanning  SOLD

Guarantee it now: $25 


All poems try to capture the beauty or disappointment of the moment, subject, or object,
and the elegance of nature, with its magnificent light, vast mountains, skies, and seas; many
are still photographs of eternal splendour, just like the images in the volume. Constantine A. Stratakis 

The photographs in Psyche were drawn from a heightened moment in time when the play of
light, whether morning mists or the sun rising over a Yellowstone river, captured my own
emotional state. Brenda R. Hanning

Donated by Constantine A. Stratakis and Brenda R. Hanning

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