August 2018 - Photoworks Gallery

The Miraculous in the Mundane

July 6 to August 12, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Sunday, July 8, 5 to 7pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

Against a tidal wave of perfectly-crafted instagram squares, three documentary photographers are making pictures that honor the disregarded, even disdained, condition of authentic childhood. In these photos, the photographers uphold raw truths; the good, the bad, and the banal moments typical in the lives of children. It's no accident that these photographers are mothers themselves - tempered by the all too real experiences of bringing up very real children. By honoring and documenting the gritty truth, they craft a photographic style that challenges contrived portraiture and celebrates the miraculous in the mundane.

 

The photographers are Aniya Legnaro, Katie Jett Walls, and Chelsea Silbereis. Aniya Legnaro is a documentary wedding and family photographer living in Barbados with her daughters and husband, 2 dogs, and 5 turtles. She is an avid surfer, reader and coffee drinker and firmly believes that kids and the elderly hold the key to life. Kids have fantastic imaginations, with no fear or judgment. The elderly have fantastic stories from life lived and know time is too short to have fear or judgments.

Katie Jett Walls is a documentary photographer specializing in families and street photography. A proud resident of the District, Katie lives in a DC rowhouse with her nerdy husband and precocious kindergartner. Though her family would tell you all she ever does is take pictures, or talk about pictures, in fact she also reads lots of British crime novels, drinks coffee with the other school moms, and binge watches all the best shows.

Chelsea Silbereis is a photographer living in Connecticut. She creates photo essays of family life. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog and a cat. She likes to imagine the ghosts of pets past are also members of the household.

Listen Up!

 August 18 to September 3, 2018
Saturdays, 1 to 4pm and Sundays, 1 to 7pm
Closing Reception, Gallery Talk, and Awards: Monday, September 3, 4 to 6pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

The Photoworks Gallery is pleased to present Listen Up! This documentary competition, the 6th annual juried show for young photographers, comes at a time of unprecedented student involvement and activism. Students are able to show their work and perspectives of the past year.

Emily Whiting will be the juror. Emily Whiting has worked with young photographers as a member of the faculty at Photoworks for more than 10 years, teaching classes in darkroom printing, digital editing, book-making, and documentary street photography. Currently, she is collaborating with Rhyme & Reason, a humanities enrichment program founded by University of Pittsburgh faculty, to mentor student photographers in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. Their work documenting life in Homewood was exhibited at the Ace Hotel in April at the opening of "Old Paths New Beats: East Side Youth Tell It Like It Is." Emily has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College and an MBA from the George Washington University.