CMC Los Angeles has launched!

We are proud to announce that CMC Director Kim Preston has launched a CMC branch in Los Angeles. Kim left NYC in Fall 2017, and while we all miss her in our NY branch, we're so very excited that she has started a new chapter in her hometown. Congratulations Kim, and we can't wait to hear about the new group!

For more info, contact Kim at: cameraofthemonth.la@gmail.com 

FD Photo Studios, 1048 Santee Street, Los Angeles California, 90015.

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International Women's Day Art Fair

Please join CMC member Dina Shirin on March 9th for an exhibition in honor of the achievements of women throughout history. The International Women’s Day Art fair features a diverse, international group of talented, female artists. Dina’s portraits from the floral series will be in view at the gallery. She would be delighted to see you at the opening. We will celebrate with art, wine, and live music!

The series explores the juxtaposition between a portrait and still-life. Inspired by my travels to Latin America, the images exude a vibrant joy for life despite the challenges we face. I honor the uniqueness within each woman - her strength, beauty and will to persevere.

INFO: International Women's Day Art Fair, Opening March 9th, 6-9PM, on view from March 7-13th, One Art Space Gallery, 23 Warren Street, Tribeca.

'Exposure' Group Show

 image by Enrique Rosas

image by Enrique Rosas

Congratulations to CMC members Enrique Rosas, Judyta Grudzien and Theo Sahos for their inclusion in the group show, “Exposure,” on view through Feb. 16 in the LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory. The show presents a variety of images from the lenses of more than 20 New York-based photographers, in an exhibition representing the medium in a multitude of styles.

Enrique Rosas was quoted in the article, and said that he draws his inspiration from the experiences of others as well as from his own. A series of his photographs that are on display in the exhibit is part of an unfinished project. Featuring prints that were intentionally burned, he intended that the photographs suggest “the effect time has on one’s memories,” he said. Memories, he added, “fight for space in one’s mind, but there is no way to prevent their deterioration. Time consumes them little by little until what is left are pieces of a distant moment.”

Women's Surf Photo Show

CMC member Alexandra Uzik will be a part of a group featuring women photographers who shoot surf photography, this coming December. Congrats!

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Scholarship News!

CMC Founder Erica Reade was recently awarded with a Nikon Scholarship to the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, in New Mexico. While she has taken technical classes there in the past, this scholarship to a "Marketing Your Photographs" workshop will support her to improve and grow her Beach Lovers series. Congratulations!

Voyager Group Show

CMC Member Raffaele De Vivo is in a group show, Voyager, from March 2nd to April 20th at St. Joseph's College. Congratulations to Raffaele, and we encourage you to go check out his work!

Holiday Art Fair

CMC Photographer Salim Hasbini has photo prints in this weekend's Holiday Art Fair at the Owl's Head on the Sunday the 18th. He will be selling prints along with other artists from other disciplines. Support local artists and stop by!

The official event is here.  The Owl's Head, 479 74th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209

Q100 Exhibit

Longtime CMC member Salvador Espinoza is debuting his series, Q100 on Saturday December 10th at QNS Collective in Long Island City, Queens.

The Queens Council on the Art funded the photography exhibit at QNS Collective in Long Island City, titled “Q100: Photographing the city bus to Rikers.” “Q100” was shot by Espinoza during 2016, the bus line that originates in his hometown neighborhood of Long Island City. The Q100, which is operated by the MTA, is the only method of public transportation to and from Riker’s Island. Beginning its route at Queens Plaza, the 100 runs along 21st Street through the Queensbridge, Ravenswood & Astoria neighborhoods before making its way across the so-called “Bridge of Pain” to the Perry Center on Riker’s Island. Riker’s Island situated across from the LaGuardia airport runways on the East River between Hunts Point and Astoria has not been without controversy in its 84 year history. Widely recognized as one of the worst jails in the country, it has been in the national spotlight recently for its frequent instances of abuse and corruption. Espinoza’s motivation to shoot the Q100 route was to show how incarceration just doesn’t affect just the inmates but their loved ones on the outside. Most of these inmate’s loved ones can be seen Thursdays through Sundays waiting to board the Q100. Espinoza adds, “As I would walk past the lines waiting to board the bus, I’d wonder about the mostly women and children who would start their journeys to visit their loved ones on an island just across the east river that is not thought about much by the average New Yorker.” Joining in the night’s program is poet Miles Hodge, who runs the Spoken Word program at Riker’s Island and is also an ambassador of the New York Public Library. New York based DJ Miranda Maxwell ill also be attendance providing the music for the show opening. Exhibit runs until January 15, 2017. For more information or inquiries please email Salvador Espinoza at slvdrespinoza@gmail.com. 

Underexposed

The founder of Camera of the Month Club, Erica Reade, was featured in Underexposed Magazine. She spoke about her Beach Lovers work, Camera of the Month Club, and more. Read here to learn more!

Rooted in Queens

Congratulations to CMC Members Salvador Espinoza and Steve Vazquez on their upcoming group show, 'Rooted in Queens'. It is happening Saturday October 22nd, from 6:30-10:OOPM, and we would love to see you out there!

Art Slope

Art Slope is a nine-day free, multi-arts festival taking over the historic Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, September 17-25.  With an incredibly rich trove of artists, arts organizations, and venues to draw on, Art Slope will bring together artworks from across all disciplines and celebrate New York's diverse creative community.

On of our newest CMC members, Salim, has a series of 23 photos featured, and it is called, "The Tourist, 2014 - 2016." Congratulations! For more info, visit: Art Slope

Street Photography Zine

Congratulations to three of our Camera of the Month Club members for their inclusion in the 3rd NYC Street Photography Collective Zine. Mark Beckenbach, Jonathan Higbee, and Salim Hasbini are members of this collective, and their work is featured in this zine. Visit the NYC Street Photography Zine here!

Group Show: Well-Traveled

One our newest CMC members, Raffaele Devivo, new to NYC from Italy, is in an upcoming group show, Brooklyn: Well-Traveled. The show runs September 11th-November 20th. Congratulations to Raffaele!

Street Photography Book

One of our newest members, Jonathan Higbee, is featured in a new book, "World Street Photography 3." A huge congratulations to Jonathan for landing his photo on the cover of the book! You can pre-order the book here

Citizens Committee Grant Awardee

Congratulations to CMC Member Steve Vazquez for receiving a Neighborhood Grant from the Citizens Committee of NYC for his contributions to his native borough, Queens.

The award is for a community photo project titled "Queens (as the world's) Village". The project aims to expose cultural indifference, and hopefully create cultural unity within the specific sub-neighborhood of Hillside Ave, east of 215th St to 219th Street. The project will consist of 2 workshops and final exhibit, and panel discussion.