Photograpers@Work was curated by Iwan Bagus and Steven Marks of Studio Gallery in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The exhibition is running as a part of DCfotoweek 2015, DC annual week of all things photography. Photographers@Work looks not only at the work produced and shown by the photographers, but incorporates how a project is conceptualized and executed. Viewers are given a glimpse into that process by the addition of each photographer's contact sheet, or series of images taken in the larger scope of their work presented.
Review from the Washington Post's Mark Jenkins:
"In a neat complement to “Diamond Blind,” Studio Gallery is showing Leena Jayaswal’s photographic array of hundreds of sari fabrics, arranged into a grid and back lighted. The study is a tribute to an ancestral culture of a woman who notes that she grew up in jeans and T-shirts and has rarely worn traditional Indian garb. Jayaswal is one of nine contributors to “Photographers @ Work,” curated by Iwan Bagus and Steven Marks, which combines formal experimentation with autobiographical musing.
Rania Razek memorializes her travels by shooting through fogged airplane windows, yielding near-abstract ovals of color and form. Page Carr reduced the Virginia building where she teaches to a montage of its many beseeching signs. In Shaun Schroth’s triptych, he evaporates from a purple-tinted night scene, vanishing in tribute to a beloved kind of film that’s almost disappeared. Posing on a beach, Bagus uses five chairs or five umbrellas to symbolize the sisters who live far away in Indonesia. As he runs across the sand in one epic tableaux, the photographer seems almost ready to leap across the Pacific."