Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show

Welcome to the Enchanted Lens Camera Club

We are on Summer Break!

We meet at the
Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd NE

Our Next Meeting
will be on
Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Our Speaker will be
David Halpern

David Halpern

David Halpern

David Halpern was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1936.  He attended the University of Missouri and, in 1958, received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University.  He has served twelve times as a National Park Artist-in-Residence: at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park and Black Canyon of Gunnison, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Glacier National Park in Montana, Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico, and Acadia National Park in Maine.  Since 1974, his work has been exhibited at museums and galleries across the country and is included in several public and private collections. In 1977, the selection of two of his photographs to hang in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, marked the first time photography had been purchased by the GSA, under its Art-in- Architecture program.

David has taught at the University of Tulsa, Philbrook Museum of Art and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology. He regularly conducted workshops in landscape, architectural and digital photography for more than twenty five years. He is President Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, and is a life member of the American Society of Media Photographers. He was a 2004 inductee into the Tulsa Historical Society’s Hall of Fame.

From 1992-1998 an exhibition of Halpern's photographs commemorating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Park Service traveled to 40 locations throughout the U.S.  Entitled "By a Clearer Light," that exhibition was seen by more than 400,000 people. In 1999 it became a permanent part of the National Park Service collection and is held in the archives at Rocky Mountain National Park.

David and his wife Sue now live in Santa Fe, NM, though they also keep a residence in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The objective of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club is to provide enjoyment and knowledge of photography to its members through their participation and efforts in club activities.

Doors open by 6:30 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please arrive early! See the Meetings page for details about our bi-monthly meetings. Our meetings are open to the public and free to attend!

Membership entitles you to:

  • Workshops
  • Field Trips
  • Having your photos evaluated in monthly exhibitions
  • Communicating with members via our email list

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is eligible for membership.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year for individuals and $75.00 per year for couples or an additional family member. ELCC offers a reduced membership rate of $25 to students.

The dues pay for:

  • Speakers and Judges Honoraria
  • Monthly and End-Of-Year Awards
  • State Incorporation Fees
  • Meeting Facility Rental fees

See Club Info for more details about yearly dues and club by-laws.