Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show


Welcome to the Enchanted Lens Camera Club

 

We meet at the
Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd NE

Our Next Meeting
will be on
Thursday, March 2nd


Our Speaker will be
Nick Tauro Jr.

Nick Tauro Jr.

Nick Tauro Jr.

Nick Tauro Jr. will be presenting work from his book of photographes titled Saudade. The presentation features photographs made while Tauro Jr. was an artist-in-residence at De Liceiras 18 in Porto, Portugal in 2015. The title refers to the uniquely Portuguese term “saudade”, which has been described as “a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” (In Portugal, by AFG Bell, 1912.)

The photographer believes his predisposition for reveling in melancholy and nostalgia created the mental space for him to make these pictures. He will have copies of his book Saudade available for purchase and signing after his presentation.

Nick Tauro Jr. is a photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Image making is his life; it's his passion. He is a graduate of New Jersey City University with a BFA in Photography, and has also been an invited attendee at the prestigious Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School. Nick Tauro Jr.’s work has been exhibited in multiple group shows, both nationally and internationally. His book of photographs, titled Saudade: photographs by Nick Tauro Jr. was published by The Unknown Books, based in Sintra, Portugal. A solo exhibition, companion to the Saudade book, was on view in Albuquerque in July 2016.

Additionally, his work has been published in Float Photo Magazine, Fraction Magazine, THE Magazine and Pyragraph Magazine. He has also worked as a photography instructor with “Fresh Eyes”, a volunteer program that works with at-risk youth in New Mexico correctional facilities. Nick is also a founding member of the Latent Image Collective, an international group of twelve photographers united by a shared aesthetic vision and a desire for collaboration.

Nick's website is at: nicktaurojr.com

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
  • 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.