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Photoworks: Presence of Place January 24 through March 15, 2015

Elsie Hull, Diver

Joe Cameron, Untitled, 2014.
Digital pigment print, 17 x 22 in.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Elsie Hull Sprague, Diver

Elsie Hull Sprague, Swimming Hole, c. 2009

Silver gelatin print, 11 x 14 in.

Mark Power, Bed

Mark Power, Bed, 2014.
Archival pigment print, 24 x 28 in.
Courtesy of the Artist.

Exhibition Overview

Forty years ago, in a derelict building hidden among the abandoned amusement park rides of Glen Echo Park, four young photographers founded Photoworks with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity. Photoworks: Presence of Place will feature works by past and present members of the Photoworks community, faculty and students who have distinguished themselves by the quality and integrity of their work. This exhibition is in memory of Elsie Hull Sprague, an artist with a MA in Film from the School of Communication, American University.

Participating Artists:

  • Elsie Hull Sprague
  • Brad Beukema
  • Joe Cameron
  • Tanguy de Carbonnieres
  • Eliot Cohen
  • Sora DeVore
  • Rebecca Drobis
  • Saman Michael Far
  • Peggy Fleming
  • Henry Freidman
  • Sheila Galagan
  • Frank (Tico) Herrera
  • Michael Horsley
  • Karen Keating
  • Michael Lang
  • Julie Miller
  • David Myers
  • Christine A. Pearl
  • Mark Power
  • Molly Roberts
  • Gayle Rothschild
  • Sarah Hood Salomon
  • Sonia Suter
  • Grace Taylor Tom
  • Wolff Alejandra Vallejo
  • Fred Zafran
  • Judith Walser

Washington City Paper review: Photoworks: Presence of Place "Forty Years of Photography from Local Arts Institution Offers a Taste of Home"