Photoworks is a vibrant and unique resource for photographers. Our philosophy is simple: Creative dialogue with fellow photographers, an intimate learning environment, and outstanding faculty are the ingredients for creative growth. Through diverse programming – including weekly classes, weekend workshops, open darkrooms, digital labs, monthly critique sessions, lectures, and regularly changing gallery exhibits — members of the Photoworks community find common ground with other professional and student photographers and cultivate their technical skills and artistic vision.
Photoworks is an organic model of a photographic community at Glen Echo Park for over 40 years. Built on community, passionate photographers and small classes Photoworks began in the original Arcade Building and was initially managed by the National Park Service. Shortly after the millennium Photoworks became a non-profit entity supported by the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture.