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.
The group convenes monthly to share their work in a group critique setting. This generates feedback, rich discussion, new ideas, and strengthens each member’s ability to analyze their own photography in a competent yet objective manner. Members learn about who they are as photographers, honing their vision of what they shoot and how they shoot, and most importantly, why they shoot it. The meetings and exhibits foster a creative and supportive space for emerging to mid-career photographers to share their images, receive critical feedback, and develop their photographic vision. The collective promotes diversity within photography and the visibility of its members.
Today, the Camera of the Month Club holds a consistent membership of over 40 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 four 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. Visit our Members page to learn more!
Camera of the Month Club meets on the last Tuesday of every month, at SohoPhoto Gallery in Tribeca at 6:30PM, 15 White Street.