07 March 2011

Mirror To The World

“Abandoned Lace Factory” by Michael Borek

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.”

Participating Artists:
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 (Studies of abandoned buildings — including a Spanish prison and a remote military installation)
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 for more information.  Exhibit is free to the public.

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