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Photoworks 40 Years in FocusTo All Our Students, Volunteers, Teachers, Interns, Associates and Donors — THANK YOU!

With your help, Photoworks continues to thrive as a true community of artists, celebrating both digital and film photography.

2016 Highlights

· our mission is to engage all levels of photographers to grow to their visual potential.

· we have one this for over forty years and aim to continue for another forty by evolving and adapting to the needs of the community.

· photography classes remain the core of Photoworks. This past year we added the history of photography into our course lineup and organized our course offerings into pathways to assist students with a road map for their continuing visual journey

· Free Coffee & Critiques continued to be an enriching and welcoming place for photographers of all skill levels. In the coming year this program will lead to more serious portfolio reviews 

· our Youth Photography Classes and Summer Camps offer young aspiring photographers the opportunity to learn fundamental skills including film developing and printmaking 

· our darkroom facility is the only public darkroom available in the county

· thanks to an equipment grant awarded from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County our digital students can now work on the latest computers and photo editing software to achieve their greatest potential

· matching funds enabled us to purchase four new iMacs workstations, the most current versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and a wireless speaker system for presenting multimedia work. 

· with your generous support we were able to reach our matching goal, and receive the full funding amount

· our seventh annual Photo Slam was the most popular ever, with forty-four photographers and record-breaking attendance

· we have even bigger plans for 2017 – celebration of our faculty with an exhibition of instructors’ work alongside some of their students

· host a gallery talk and dinner celebrating Joe Cameron and his forthcoming exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center at American University

· Our lecture series continues with a conversation between photographer Gabriela Bulisova and curator Terri Weissman

· our most important goal is to be the preeminent community for photography by preserving traditions and exploring the frontiers of visual expression

· recently awarded a grant from the Venable Foundation to partially fund our upcoming programming

As you plan your year-end donations, we ask that you consider Photoworks as part of your charitable contributions. Most of our work is done on a volunteer basis, and your support makes a very real difference.

Volunteers interested in event planning, media work, and exhibit organizing please contact Photoworks Director, Karen Keating. Summer high school interns are welcome too !

Karen Keating, Director
Photoworks Board of Directors

“Donate “ online through PayPal or mail a check to Photoworks Inc., 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

All donations are tax deductible, Photoworks is a 501 ( c ) 3 organization.  ID#: 65-1178064

Much of our work is done on a volunteer basis, if you are interested in volunteering, please email Karen Keating at

Photoworks Summer Photography Camp

Photoworks Summer Photography Camp

Giving Levels:

PLATINUM:  ($1000 & up)
SILVER:  ($500 – $999)
AMBRO:  ($100 – $499)
CYAN:  (0 – $99)

Interested in Volunteering?
Exhibits, Lectures, Gallery Sitting
Student Service Hours
Focus Group Member

Contact Karen Keating at


Photoworks is supported by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Government.