• What we’ll do
Chuck Close Photographs, the first comprehensive survey of the photographic work of the renowned American artist, features some 90 images from 1964 to the present, showing the full range of the artist’s exploration of photography—from early black and white maquettes, to monumental composite Polaroids, to intimately scaled daguerreotypes and the most recent Polaroid nudes.
The exhibition, organized by the Parrish Art Museum, explores how one of the most important figures in contemporary art has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches.
While known primarily as a painter, throughout his career Close has been deeply engaged in both photography and fine art printmaking. For more than 40 years, these artistic approaches have informed and inspired him. Chuck Close Photographs further demonstrates the broad reach of his art.

• What to bring
Money for entrance ticket PLUS we will go to Chinatown afterwards for late lunch / early dinner and discussion about the exhibition

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Stephen Shore @ MOMA NYC

• What we’ll do
Stephen Shore encompasses the entirety of the artist’s work of the last five decades, during which he has conducted a continual, restless interrogation of image making, from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms.

One of the most significant photographers of our time, Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) has often been considered alongside other artists who rose to prominence in the 1970s by capturing the mundane aspects of American popular culture in straightforward, unglamorous images. But Shore has worked with many forms of photography, switching from cheap automatic cameras to large-format cameras in the 1970s, pioneering the use of color before returning to black and white in the 1990s, and in the 2000s taking up the opportunities of digital photography, digital printing, and social media.

The artist’s first survey in New York to include his entire career, this exhibition will both allow for a fuller understanding of Shore’s work, and demonstrate his singular vision—defined by an interest in daily life, a taste for serial and often systematic approaches, a strong intellectual underpinning, a restrained style, sly humor, and visual casualness—and uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities.

• What to bring
Money for entry to MOMA plus Money for food and drinks

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Introduction to Digital Photography

Discover the possibilities of digital imaging in this fun introductory course. Students will learn the basics of digital camera controls and workflow from capture to print output. In-class instructions cover automatic and non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and image creation and innovation.

Demonstrations and lectures are complemented by a local field trip. Students will then take their field images back to the digital lab, and learn to utilize Adobe Lightroom software to print their images.

This is a HANDS ON workshop that will provide students with the knowledge and practice to become comfortable with digital cameras and image processing.

Workshop Participants will learn:

Digital camera control and manual shooting in RAW. Lightroom Import, Library, Develop and Print Modules. Basic luster prints will be made on a portable Canon printer. Framing and composition will be discussed in class and during the local field trip.

Class needs:

Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera (Tripod Optional).

If you have a laptop with Lightroom installed please bring it along with you BUT this is not required.


No previous knowledge or experience required.

Workshop Price : $50.00 – Current Paid Members $25.00 Current paid Contributors / Benefactors FREE

The Photography Show – AIPAD NYC

• What we’ll do
We will take our annual trip to the FANTASTIC photo show called AIPAD in NYC. They have moved from the Armory to Pier 94 …… check out

Exceptional photography from the world’s top fine art photography galleries, book dealers, and publishers.

4 PPL members can join us for the trip up and back ….. plan to spend the entire day including dinner in NYC. First come, first serve !

• What to bring
Money for entry to AIPAD and Dinner

• Important to know
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