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This is the events site of the Boston Camera Club (BCC), the leading camera club in the Boston area, established in 1881. You can read more about the BCC on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Camera_Club) or visit the club's website at https://www.bostoncameraclub.org

This meetup is primarily for members of the BCC to schedule, organize, manage and participate in the club's field trips and other events. Interested people who would like to participate in the field trips can join the meetup by either paying a field-trip-only fee of $20 per year or by paying the full one year club membership. If you want to join the club as a full member, please sign up on the club's website (https://www.bostoncameraclub.org/member_register.aspx) or you can upgrade after joining this Meetup for $50. Once you're on the full member list, you will be marked "exempt" here. Do not pay both the $20 and the $70. If you are a student, you may want to join the BCC as a full student member on the above website, instead of here.

BCC field trips are to gather in groups and explore intriguing, unusual, new and old places of interest, take photos and post some after the event on this site for sharing or constructive critique. Most events will be for all levels of experience and our members will be willing to assist and share their knowledge. If an event is targeted to a specific topic, we may point out the difficulty level and we will always suggest what equipment to bring. As a club member, you can also participate in our annual field trips-only image competition.

Before you start browsing around, please take a look at the MORE-POLLS in the menu and let us know your preferences and then please review the DISCUSSIONS, also in the menu, for pointers on safety, attendance and membership rules.

We are looking forward to doing group shoots with you!

Jürgen, BCC field trip organizer

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Experience The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views June through November

Starting Memorial Day, May 31, through November.

The Boston Camera Club announces The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views, an outdoor photography exhibition on the Public Green at Fan Pier in Boston’s bustling Seaport District. Spanning an entire city block at Northern Avenue and Marina Park Drive, the photo banner exhibition will run from Memorial Day weekend through November 2021.

For the first time in the club’s history, the imagery of BCC members will be on display outdoors in an immersive exhibition featuring 88 images printed on a large-scale banner, 5-feet high and 250-feet long. One image from each participating member’s submissions was selected, and expertly sequenced by curator Emily Belz. Each image speaks to the next by subject, color, composition or use of light to form a bridge, creating a compelling visual experience, honoring each individual’s view as well as that of the collective whole.

“It’s a joyful experience for me to curate connections between photographs, pulling out what are sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden, and sometimes even humorous, parallels between pictures,” said Belz. “Indeed, in this installation each photographer presents a Unique View and a meaningful contribution to this collective public art project,” she added.

This project has a companion website, https://www.BostonCameraClub.photos/ , featuring an artist statement from each photographer and creative contributions from community groups from across the greater Boston area, including: Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Boston Latin Academy Photography Club; Boston Latin Academy 7th Grade English Language Arts class; Mission Hill Women’s Writing Group; Never Too Late to be a Poet; Rehearsal for Life; and Zumix. Participants from these organizations contributed poems, prose, audio, video, and artwork in response to the exhibition’s photographs. All viewers of the banner and website are encouraged to share their own reactions on social media using the hashtag #BCCPHOTOBANNER.

“The community partner collaborations enhance the viewing of the individual images as does the professional sequencing of photographs on the banner,” said Boston Camera Club President Tom Hill, who noted that the project was entirely conceived and developed by club members. “Collaboration with these community groups has built bridges among artists of all ages who would not otherwise have had opportunities to connect within the greater-Boston community. The timing of the exhibition could not be better and will supplement the diversity of outdoor art in Boston at a time when residents, workers, and visitors are breaking out of their pandemic cocoons.”

The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views is generously funded by Tufts Medical Center, Blue Hour Photo Ventures and two anonymous gifts. The Boston Camera Club is especially thankful to the owners of Fan Pier for warmly welcoming the photo exhibition to the Public Green.

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