The art of the proposal: celebration and surprise in Craig Sterling’s studio

“Well, apparently my studio at the Torpedo Factory has more uses than producing my art and displaying my photographs,” says Craig Sterling with a laugh, recalling the unexpected email he received last month—and a pleasant event that resulted. Back in July, a young couple, Griffin Read More …

New perspectives in November: Fotographers at the Factory and FotoWeek DC

Clifford Wheeler, “Axes, Bold as Love” No one quite knows how all of our in-house photographers ended up in studios on the third floor, but in the weeks ahead, that’s where many of our visitors will focus, as the Torpedo Factory participates in FotoWeek DC, Read More …

“Should I—or my child—major in art?” Part one: practical advice

“Should I—or my child—major in art?” Because we work in open studios, Torpedo Factory artists field this question all the time—but there are as many answers as artists, and you’ll rarely hear a simple “yes” or “no.” Often, what people really want to know is: Read More …

Craig Sterling and James Steele: Torpedo Factory artists explore “Process: Photography”

At the Torpedo Factory, we know it’s vital to choose the right artistic tools, but we also learned early in our careers that only insight and creativity can properly animate them. Just a few blocks away, another organization is exploring this distinction—and naturally, two Torpedo Read More …

Picturing D.C.: Torpedo Factory photographers see our nation’s capital anew

Colleen Henderson, “Capitol Columns”  On Monday, as crowds from across the country gather on the National Mall for Inauguration Day, they’ll find themselves surrounded by stately architecture, symbols of power, and places of solemn remembrance. Many will be experiencing Washington, D.C., for the first time—but Read More …