Welcome

Welcome to Charlotte Camera Club! We are a growing, active club of photographers spanning all ages and skill levels. We offer a fun mix of opportunities and ways to participate.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month except the months of November and December (no second meeting those months).  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and conclude by 9:00 p.m. We meet at St. John's Episcopal Church at 1623 Carmel Road, in Room 205. Members and guests are invited to arrive a little early to socialize before the meeting begins.

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Next Meeting: Thursday, November 8

 

What: Jim Dukes - Photography as a Healing Outlet

 

Description of Talk: I will show and discuss my healing and personal evolution using photography over the past five years.

 

Speaker Bio: A native of Cary, North Carolina Jim Dukes is currently a resident of Matthews with his 10-year old son Caden. After receiving his degree in civil engineering, he embarked on a 20-year career in environmental engineering and civil design. He has completed projects in 30 states and eight countries. Multiple traumatic brain injuries lead him to discover photography and art as a new vocation. He moved to Columbia to be the Artist in Residence at Tapp’s Arts Center from July 2013 to July 2014 where he honed his artistic skills and began studying healing art. His goal and main focus is to help guide people thru their individual healing process thru the use of art and photography.


His photography has been featured in Cary Living Magazine, Jasper Magazine and Professional Photography Magazine. His art and photography have been featured in 10 exhibits through the Carolinas and even NYC. His themes center around social issues such as abuse, stereotypes and the human struggle. In April 2014, he was awarded the Community Partner of the Year for Education by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands for his work establishing free healing art programs for the community. In July 2014, Jim was a presenter at the Life with Brain Injury Statewide Conference, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina. In 2017 he had the honor of completing a TedX talk on Healing Art.


He is currently the Director of Healing Art Programs at The Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythwood, SC. He develops and facilitates unique, non therapeutic healing art and photography workshops to a diverse group of participants including active duty military, veterans as well as their spouses and families. He is a volunteer photographer for Operation Enduring Warrior, Oscar Mike and Team RWB; all nonprofits which support disabled veterans. When not teaching healing art, he maintains an active photography business and helps support his son’s school and athletic activities.
Description

 

Resting Leopard

by Harvey Augenbraun

Winner, Award of Merit

PSA Nature Division Round 3


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Header Images: 2017 CCC Image of the Year Award Winners (L-R): Paul Motise(1st Place), Mary Presson Roberts(2nd place), Deede Denton(3rd place)