It warrants attention when amateur and professional artists as well as hobbyists can successfully come together in informal groups or specialized clubs and colonies for fellowship, collaboration, and constructive competition. Artists can gain exposure to new ideas, themes, and techniques from their peers with regular participation in a group dedicated to their medium but the opportunities for such fellowship are typically rare. This exhibition of 24 works by 20 photographers presented a select sampling of the beautiful images captured by the members of one such group, the Dubuque Camera Club.
The Dubuque Camera Club has been in existence since the early 1940s with its start at the Dubuque YMCA. The current club has over 30 members and is part of the N4C which is an organization of 42 camera clubs in 11 North Central states.
The Club meets the first and third Mondays, September through May at the EB Lyons Center in Dubuque. More information about the Dubuque Camera Club can be found online at dubuquecameraclub.com.