Falls Church Arts Gallery Presents Near and Far

By East City Art Editorial Team on January 31, 2022

Sat, February 5 2022 — Sun, March 20 2022

Courtesy of Falls Church Arts Gallery.

Thirty-six photographers will be featured in Near and Far, a photography show at the Falls Church Arts gallery from February 5 to March 20.

The show celebrates 61 images from photographers who have interpreted the world around them by capturing minute details of macro photography and scenic vistas around the globe and beyond our solar system. All artwork is for sale to the public.

Constance Phelps, former design editor at National Geographic Magazine, juried the show. “This exhibit explores the heights and depths and macro world of photography. Photographers show a broad range of talent and sensitivity to their subjects. Some have taken the ‘Near and Far’ theme literally by using the method of putting the foreground as close to the lens as you can to create an almost ‘in your face’ composition adding to the impact of the photograph. Controlling the depth of field is a fine art displayed in many of the photographs in this inspiring exhibit,” Phelps said

“At National Geographic Magazine, I worked with the best photographers in the world to build stories to share with armchair travelers. Their mission was to tell a story with their photographs. A successful photograph didn’t really need words. Many of the photographs in this exhibit stand alone and tell a great story,” Phelps said.

“One photographer spent three nights shooting a subject that is invisible to human sight. Using a camera sensitive to the light of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, he photographed the Rosette Nebula, which is so immense it spans an area of five moons. He then translated these images into colors we can actually see,” Phelps said.

Pamela Huffman, exhibits coordinator for gallery, called it “a coup” to have Phelps curate the photography show. Phelps has judged photo exhibitions at the Cosmos Club of Washington; helped National Geographic Magazine photographers select works for submission to the annual White House Press Photographers’ competition; judged shows for Communication Arts, a visual arts publication; and juried local school art contests.

Photographers selected to show their work in Falls Church Arts’ exhibit, Near and Far

  • Joanne Burke
  • Mari Calai
  • David Calhoun
  • Lauren Clark
  • Breanna Cuchara
  • Joe Ditchett
  • Barry Dunn
  • Bob Friedman
  • Willa Friedman
  • Caitlin Garvey
  • Christy Gavitt
  • James Hengst
  • Daniel Horowitz
  • Pamela Huffman
  • Aria Huffman
  • Chris Kagy
  • Harriet Kavrukov
  • Al Krachman
  • Stephanie Lamore
  • Leslie Landerkin
  • Lloyd Leonard
  • Carol May
  • Carrie May
  • Suzanne McIntire
  • Jane Podesta
  • Dora Ramirez
  • Margaret Raymond
  • Bev Rocco
  • Sandy Rothberg
  • Susan Sanders
  • Janet Sifers
  • Cathy Summers
  • Joyce Turk
  • Roberta Van Haeften
  • Shaun van Steyn
  • Andrew Wohl

Falls Church Arts is supported by funding from its members, corporate donors, and the community at large. It has been the recipient of grants from the City of Falls Church’s CATCH Foundation and ArtsFairfax.


  • Wednesdays-Saturdays from 11am to 6pm
  • Sundays from 11am to 4pm

Masks and social distancing are required. Admission is free.

The Falls Church Arts gallery is at 700-B West Broad St. (Route 7), Falls Church.