Chris CahnChris Cahn, Treasurer, Photoworks Board of Directors. Chris is an enthusiastic admirer of fine art photography and has been surrounded by active photographers all her life. Chris has a Masters of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

“Photoworks gives me the opportunity to contribute my finance skills to a wonderful organization that is dedicated to fostering a community of fine arts photographers.”

 

Sarah GordonSarah Gordon, Curator, Photoworks Board of Directors. Sarah is a lecturer, curator, and art consultant with a specialty in American photography. She worked for seven years in the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, contributing to major exhibitions of photographs by Robert Frank, Harry Callahan, Frederick Sommer, Charles Marville, and the Pre-Raphaelites. She has taught the history of photography at George Washington University and American University. Gordon wrote the catalogue essay for the 2015 exhibition, Photoworks: Presence of Place, at the American University Museum. She has written articles on Eadweard Muybridge and one book, Indecent Exposures: Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion Nudes, published by Yale University Press (fall 2015). Gordon has a PhD and an MA from Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Michigan.

“Photoworks offers resources beyond the darkroom and the digital – it creates a vibrant community of students, teachers, and photography enthusiasts. I am thrilled to bring my expertise as a photo historian to such a welcoming and creative environment.”

 

Brittany Horton, Website, Photoworks Board of Directors. Introduced to photography at a young age, Brittany found that nature, lines, color, and shapes always caught her eye; she wants to capture how she views life. She earned her BFA  in photography from the University of North Texas in 2008, and moved to the DC area in 2009. Once she started to get involved with Photoworks, attending ‘coffee and critiques’ to help update and maintain her portfolio, she knew she found a good family of photographers. Brittany helped to build the new website in 2014, and has stayed on since as a Board Member to continue to build and keep the site up to date.

“I was excited to find Photoworks, it is an amazing organization of photographers who truly want to help the community, and I couldn’t be more happy to be a part of it now.”

 

Karen KeatingKaren Keating, Executive Director, Photoworks Board of Directors.  Earning an MFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art,  Karen combines teaching photography at the Field School, directing and teaching at Photoworks and practicing fine art photography in the documentary style. Karen is a member of Multiple Exposures Gallery.  She has recently published a book of her images “Cubans: Watching and Waiting.”

“Photoworks ignited my interest in visual expression in the late 1970’s and has provided an environment, which over time has given me the opportunity to combine my passion for photography and teaching.  Growing up in a small midwestern town the value of community was instilled early.  Photoworks is my adult community giving me challenges, professional opportunities and a safe place to experiment and explore image making.”

 

David MyersDavid Myers, President, Photoworks Board of Directors.  David began his connection with photography in 1969, as a high school student.  Over the years, he has been largely self-taught, augmented by workshops with Ernesto Bazan, Imogene Cunningham, David Alan Harvey, Connie Imboden, Karen Keating, and Tom Wolff.  He now generally works on projects including his work on Holy Week in Sicily and Promises from Africa. He recently completed a project, which was exhibited at the Hillyer Art Space, that focused on the concept of confinement in zoos. David is President and CEO of the American Institutes of Research.

“Photoworks gives me the opportunity to engage with other photographers who are eager to learn and Photoworks has supplemented the workshop experiences that are also valuable for growing as a photographer.  This is an organization that cares about its students and helping us develop a personal vision – one that comes from both the heart and mind.”

 

Gayle RothschildGayle Rothschild, Exhibit Director, Photoworks Board of Directors. Gayle’s career as a fine art photographer began as a student at Photoworks in 1978.  She earned an MFA degree from the University of Maryland and began her teaching career at Photoworks in 1983, also teaching at Trinity and Montgomery Colleges and Visual Arts in Rockville.  Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally and her photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas and the Corcoran Museum of Art.  She is the photographer/illustrator for the children’s book, “What Is The Sign For Friend”.

“As a long time instructor and Director of Exhibitions, I am proud to be part of Photoworks and to have witnessed the growth of our teaching and exhibition programs. It is a community dedicated to learning and loving photography. “

 

Blake StenningBlake Stenning, Secretary, Photoworks Board of Directors.  Blake is a fine art photographer and professional graphic designer, and has played a lead role in the design and development of Photoworks’ new website. He is a juried member of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association and Multiple Exposures Gallery, and has exhibited photographs from his travels throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. Blake is also MA candidate in the Arts Management program at George Mason University, focusing on entrepreneurship in the arts.

“As the newest member of Photoworks’ Board, I have had the privilege of being welcomed into a community of creative individuals dedicated to ensuring the continued success of this vibrant and historic organization. It is an amazing time to be involved with Photoworks as we celebrate its 40th Anniversary and look forward to its next 40 years.”

 

Sandy Sugawara, Photoworks Board of Directors. “I admire how Photoworks has created a warm, supportive community of photographers. The teachers are terrific and the passion everyone feels about photography is contagious.”