Posts Tagged ‘Photoworks at Glen Echo Park’

At PhotoWorks, Documentary Photos Smash the Divide Between Tradition and Modernity

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.)
David [...]

A Dip in the Lake Turns Dangerous in Na’ama Batya Lewin’s Photos

Striking, ominous photos of children swimming—or are they drowning?

The Top Five Photos Shown in D.C. This Year

All but one, an unforgettable creation in color, are rendered in shades of glorious gray.

Rodeos and Abandoned Landscapes at Annual Documentary Photo Exhibit

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, [...]

Reviewed: Gurujeet Khalsa at Photoworks

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 [...]

Reviewed: Grace Taylor at Photoworks

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 [...]

Reviewed: “Mirror to the World” at Photoworks

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 [...]

Reviewed: “Signatures” at Glen Echo Photoworks

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 [...]

Reviewed: David Myers and Harvey Kupferberg at PhotoWorks

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 [...]

The Best Images of 2012

Sometimes one image is enough to carry an exhibit. Here are my picks for the Top 10 images that appeared in photographic exhibits in D.C. in 2012.
1. Frank Hallam Day, ship hull images, Addison/Ripley Gallery
It’s difficult to choose the better of Day’s two photographs of ship hulls in “Waterline,” an exhibit loosely organized around the [...]

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