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Sometimes, photography exhibits are notable for a small number of images that stand above the rest. And sometimes they're notable for offering a steady, coherent series. The seventh annual “Mirror to the World” exhibition of documentary photography at Glen Echo’s PhotoWorks falls into the latter category. (Disclosure: The curator, Frank Van Riper, photographed my wedding.)
Striking, ominous photos of children swimming—or are they drowning?
All but one, an unforgettable creation in color, are rendered in shades of glorious gray.
Frank Van Riper knows how to pick ‘em. The veteran photographer (and, full disclosure, my wedding photographer from more than a decade ago) has curated the sixth installment of the annual documentary photography exhibit at Glen Echo's Photoworks, “Mirror to the World.” As usual, the five photographers he’s tapped have all produced notable work.
Keith Hans, [...]
Gurujeet Khalsa of Chevy Chase, Md., has a career in technology and health care, and he’s an aficionado of Japanese gardens and the board game Go. Oh yeah, he’s also a photographer. And not a bad one.
His exhibit at Glen Echo’s Photoworks includes works from all over—Belize, Maine, the Pacific Northwest—most of them focused on [...]
During three decades as a photographer, Grace Taylor, whose work is currently featured in a small retrospective at Glen Echo’s Photoworks Gallery, has moved restlessly between techniques.
In a 1999 series, Taylor photographed the people and places of rural Tibet in straightforward black-and-white prints; she captured everything from delicate stacks of papers to a monk walking [...]
Frank Van Riper is well-known in the D.C. area for his writings on photography as well as his book of moody black-and-white photographs, Serenissima: Venice in Winter. (Van Riper is also considerably less well-known for photographing my wedding.) Now, Van Riper, a photography teacher at Glen Echo’s Photoworks studio, has curated the exhibition, "Mirror to [...]
Who does better work, the teachers or the students? In the joint exhibit of teachers’ and students’ “signature” images at Photoworks, let’s call it a draw.
Among the teachers, images by Scott Davis, Frank (Tico) Herrera and Rebecca Drobis stand out. Using faux-vintage toning, Davis photographs an oddly shaped ficus tree in Buenos Aires, with a [...]
In photography, the march of technology goes on, but good old black-and-white imagery never loses its authority. At least, that’s the conclusion one draws from a dual exhibit at Glen Echo’s PhotoWorks Gallery featuring David Myers and Harvey Kupferberg. In 2008, Myers lovingly documented burial places in Cairo colloquially known as the City of the [...]