Frank is one of the teachers of workshops at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park. He has been curating photo's for a local exhibit they put on there, called Mirror to the World. I wanted to pass along the details of the show so you can all try to get over there. All of the work is amazing, I cannot wait to see it.
So here are the details :
Mirror To The World: Documentary Photography 2011
March 11 - April 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6-9 p.m.
Photoworks Gallery in historic Glen Echo Park is proud to present Mirror To The World: Documentary Photography 2011. Mirror To The World seeks to celebrate narrative photography -- story telling with photos and words. This exhibit represents some of the best in documentary photography, by a local group of six not-yet-famous photographers. Curated by nationally recognized documentary photographer and author, Frank Van Riper, this show offers a series of intimate "picture stories" -- including an exploration of abandoned prisons, a rehearsal and performance by the Folger Consort, and a woman-on-the-street view of a raging fire in Brooklyn. As Van Riper states, "It will, as always, be a hell of a show."
1. Michael Borek- Scranton Lace (A pictorial study of an abandoned lace factory in Pennsylvania...)
2. Claudia Copeland- 'A Concord of Sweet Sounds' (Images from the Folger Consort...)
3. Rachel Eisley- Fire in Brooklyn (A vacant tenement burns in the snow...)
4. Mark Parascandola- Relics (Gorgeous studies of abandoned buildings -- including prisons, tenements, etc...)
5. Erica Wissolik- The Carrie Furnace (One of the last great steel mills in Pittsburgh...)
6. Eric Zhang- Rituals (Three slices of life from the DC area: Way of the Cross, No Pants Day, and Sharing the Dream...)
Exhibit hours are Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. and Sundays and Mondays, 1-8 p.m. Photoworks Gallery is located in historic Glen Echo Park, Maryland. Visit www.glenechophotoworks.
org for more information. Exhibit is free to the public.
Hope to see some of you make it !