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, November 3rd

Our Speaker will be
Lee Manning

Lee Manning

Lee Manning

Lee Manning has been an “artist with cameras” for fifty-three years. Having lived or traveled in over 31 countries and numerous states, Lee learned to experience the magic and mysteries of global life through his eye and the cameras’ lens. He loved to explore and discover and take risks. His curiosity became his key attribute to his art, and his cameras became his life partners.

Although Lee has had no formal training in photography...he has always been open to learning merely by seeing, listening, and shooting. As he grew in his photography, he began to exhibit his work in several American galleries, as well as galleries in Italy, Portugal, and Singapore. His work began to receive awards, and has been published in photography magazines and books. Eventually he curated several group photography exhibitions in galleries in Colorado and New Mexico.

Lee became friends with several members of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club, and as a result of these relationships learned important steps to improving his photography.

He works at keeping his own art fresh through several means: being a volunteer at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe; mentoring a high school student; learning new darkroom techniques; looking back at his work from over the years; taking sketching classes; and writing stories using ideas from his original images.

His cameras still get him into places he normally would not go, introduce him to people from different cultures, open doors for him, make him more attentive to humorous and emotional scenes often happening in only split seconds, and place him in scary uncomfortable situations.

Lee recently was invited by the Governor of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo to exhibit his work of Pueblo dancers, a highlight of his photography life. His faces have shown him a world of expression, and his work presents passageways of life.

Lee still loves challenging himself through his art.

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.