Camera of the Month Club fosters a creative and supportive space for emerging to mid-career photographers to share their work, receive critical feedback, and develop their portfolios. The collective promotes diversity within photography and the visibility of its members.
Who we are:
Camera of the Month Club (CMC) is unique gathering of dedicated photographers from across NYC, who are as passionate about experimenting with different cameras as they shoot compelling photos. Members cultivate and sharpen their skills, vision, and talent through digital and analog photography.
Today, the Camera of the Month Club holds a consistent membership of over 25 photographers comprised of a range of experience levels and genres of photography. The Club’s members shoot with their cameras daily, maintain active Instagram accounts, and participate in photo related activities and events together. Each member brings a unique passion to the group; whether a love for medium format cameras, developing film in makeshift darkrooms, Polaroid film, or creating haunting imagery with Photoshop. CMC has hosted seven group photo shows to date, and continues to produce a group show annually or bi-annually.
Photography can be a particularly solitary endeavor, which prompted Brooklyn-based photographer Erica Reade to found the Club in 2014. Reade and founding members Mark Beckenbach, Marko Jokic, Huguette Ampudia, Salvador Espinoza and Kim Preston collaborated to formalize the club into an official organization. Using their combined experience and expertise, the Board of Directors developed a structure and environment to provide members with encouragement, guidance and constructive criticism.
CMC Los Angeles:
Camera of the Month Club LA is now running in Los Angeles. Former NYC CMC Director Kim Preston moved back to her hometown and kicked off a new chapter in March 2018. The group meets the last Monday of every month at FD Photo Studios, 1048 S. Santee St., 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
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