Sunday, May 30, 2021

Register now for the NECCC 2021 Event featuring speakers Richard Bernabe, Andre Gallant, ANEC and Freeman Patterson on Saturday, July 17, 2021

The NECCC 2021 Event is now open for registration!

This one-day online photography event featuring speakers Richard Bernabe, Andre Gallant, ANEC and Freeman Patterson will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2021, for the very low cost of $30 per person through July 2, 2021. Cost after July 2, 2021 includes a $10 late fee and goes up to $40. Along with our speakers, Hunt’s Photo & Video will be joining us; there will be an event projected image competition being judged by Canon Explorer of Light, Darrell Gulin of WA and $1000 in door prizes supplied by Hunts and NECCC. All are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a member of a camera club, photography group, etc., to register. Please pass this information on.

Registration and payment is being handled by UMASS Conference services and can be done online only. Register here:

Please visit the NECCC website: for full information on the Event.


2022 - 75th Anniversary Conference

We are also very pleased to announce that we have added two new speakers to our current 2022 lineup: Paul Nguyen-MA and digital guru Tim Grey.


Thank you all for being a part of the NECCC family and for your continued support of the conference and photography in general.

Thank you very much for your assistance in getting this message out!

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC – Conference Coordinator

Lisa & Tom Cuchara, HonNEC’s – Conference Co-Chairs 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Experience The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views A 250-ft Long Photo Exhibition at Fan Pier

Experience The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views 

A 250-ft Long Photo Exhibition at Fan Pier

The Boston Camera Club invites the public to view 88 large-scale photographs displayed in a series along an entire city block at Fan Pier on the Public Green in Boston’s Seaport District Free and open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through November 2021 May 17, 2021 – BOSTON, MA – The Boston Camera Club this week announced 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,, 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. 

About the Boston Camera Club

Founded in 1881, the Boston Camera Club is dedicated to the advancement of photography as an art and a science. The club currently has over 150 members, ranging in experience from novice to professional, from all over the greater Boston metropolitan area. Meetings are held weekly and include photo competitions, critiques, educational lectures, and studio portrait sessions. Additionally, the club sponsors exhibitions, field trips to local points of interest, and special events and workshops led by well-known photographers. For more information on club activities and membership, visit or connect with the BCC on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

CONTACT: Gordon Saperia – 508-868-3513 - or Matt Conti – 617-869-1276 –

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Jenne Farm needs a new or used evaporator -- help them with a Thank you donation

Jenne Farm needs a new or used evaporator

Tom and I contributed, as our way of saying Thank You for them sharing their beautiful farm with us photographers! 

 I am Linda Jenne Kidder, Trustee of the Jenne Family Trust that owns the Jenne Farm in Reading, VT. Selling maple syrup is our best source of income to keep the farm running. Our evaporator in the sugarhouse is very old and not usable next season. We are seeking gifts from anyone that can help us fund a new or good used one. The Jenne Farm would be very grateful. The goal seems high but this is a small fraction of the cost and would help tremendously.

Saturday, May 1, 2021



The highest scoring clubs for the 2020-21 season of the NECCC Projected Image Interclub Competitions were announced in the Spring Interclub report, the third and last competition of the season. 

The high scoring clubs were:

  • Pictorial A Greater Lynn Photographic Association
  • Pictorial B North Haven Camera Club
  • Nature A Greater Lynn Photographic Association
  • Nature B Springfield Photographic Society

And now, the winning images in each of the four classes have also been chosen. The judge used for this daunting task was Gary Potts, of Indiana. Gary’s earned his APSA, GMPSA, SPSA and EFIAP/s  distinctions from both the Photographic Society of America and the Federation of International Art Photography. He is a Past-Executive Vice President of PSA, having joined in 1979. He judges many international exhibitions while continuing his own photographic pursuits. Currently, he serves on the PSA Nominating Committee and the Ethics Review Board. He is a PSA Portfolio Assessor. Here is Gary’s “Judge’s Statement” on how the winning images were selected:

Wining Images:

  • Pictorial A “Nailed It On 17th Attempt” by David Roth, Gateway Camera Club
  • Pictorial B “Choreographed Dance” by Lazlo Gyorsok, Housatonic Camera Club
  • Nature A “Prairie Falcon Strikes Prey” by Jon Rolf, Cape Cod Viewfinders
  • Nature B “Damsels Mating” by Sylvia Pyzocha, Springfield Photographic Society
"All judges start a results session by stating how difficult it was to select the winners. Believe me, since I was viewing your 'best of the best', it WAS difficult. I could have selected at least 2, sometimes 3, of these from every section as the 'best of' the section. In the end, my selections reflect what I consider high impact, story-telling images that have strong visual appeal and are processed impeccably. The nature images depict action or movement, which I feel advances them above any static image or those we have seen before. The two choices gave me a new perspective/subject matter. The pictorial image winners are novel and beautifully, color accuracy, well lit, and proper Levels and Curves.”

Daniel Charbonnet Memorial Photograph of the Year Award

In honor, and in memory, of Daniel Charbonnet, past President of NECCC, a memorial award for the Projected Interclub Photograph of the Year has been established. This award chooses the “best of the best” from the four winning Projected Image Interclub winners. Gary Potts was honored to select this first award winner as he knew Dan very well and considered him a good friend. Gary’s choice for this award was based on “it’s wonderful color palette, background texture, and artistic mingling” of the two subjects. The winning image is:

Daniel Charbonnet Memorial Photograph of the Year “Choreographed Dance” by Lazlo Gyorsok Housatonic Camera Club

Congratulations to the clubs & individual winners.