MEG photographer Karen Keating, in her role as Director of Photoworks at Glen Echo, is proud to announce that on Saturday evening, May 17, at Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture’s annual Gala, “Capture the Moment”, Photoworks received the “Organizational Achievement” Award for 2014. Photoworks was selected for this annual award by the GEPPAC board.
Sam Abell, National Geographic photographer, presented the award Saturday evening.
Here is a little background on Karen and Photoworks:
Photoworks was established 40 years ago by “four young photographers…with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity.” Currently directed by photographer and teacher Karen Keating, Photoworks offers a diverse combination of educational programs, gallery exhibitions, and community initiatives. With an outstanding faculty and an intimate learning environment that encourages creative dialogue, Photoworks is a resource for both amateur and professional photographers.
Through Ms. Keating’s leadership, dedication, and vision, Photoworks has evolved into a remarkable institution. She is an integral member of the Washington, DC photography community as an outstanding arts educator, administrator, and fine art photographer. Ms. Keating first came to Photoworks at Glen Echo Park as a student in 1977, and she has been teaching courses there since 1984. She became director of Photoworks in 1986 and continues to lead the organization as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. She shares her passion for fine art photography by teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses for adults and youth. In addition to her commitments at Photoworks, Ms. Keating has been a full-time photography teacher at The Field School, an independent high school in Washington, DC, since 1990.