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Next Photo Union Meeting Tuesday,June 9th @ 6:30
Last Meeting for the season. 
Assignment is Posted Below


Photo Union Meeting Dates
MPC Members: $27.00 a session
Non-Members: $30.00 per session

Note all meetings are on Tuesdays

Scheduled Meetings for 2015
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Next Photo Union Meeting Tuesday,June 9th @ 6:30
Assignment is Posted Below


Photo Union Meeting Dates
MPC Members: $27.00 a session
Non-Members: $30.00 per session

Note all meetings are on Tuesdays

Scheduled Meetings for 2015
June 9

Assignment for June

Hello Photo Union League,

Tuesday night we gathered to view the work you shared in response to a previous assignment of your choosing, and we saw many truly moving, memorable images.  Sitting here in my office at this moment, I believe I could recall every single one of them – that’s a sign of your voice, and your striking work.  Thank you as always for your creations, and for sharing them with us.  

Our assignment for June is borne of discussions between Tom Arndt and myself regarding this year’s F-Stop exhibition “Come Together”.  In the modern art world of late, there has been seemingly excessive attention given to work that is too often cold, impersonal or even alienating.  But the long history of art reminds us of the power of the image to unite, to speak of the human experience across time and all boundaries; to foster, and encourage, and affirm and enrich.  Photography is especially infused with this power, both in its literalness and its reach.  As photographers, as artists, we make a conscious choice to take time to create work, to share this work; to choose to reveal personally curated attributes of the world at large, and of ourselves through our perception and selection of same.  We pull moments from the world and honor them with our interpretation.  We edit and curate the human experience and distill it into our own voice, our own vision.  

The long history of art, and our very passion for it, also reminds us that kindness is never trite.  Tenderness, sweetness, mercy, joy, unity, honesty, intimacy – always valid, and beyond that, always important; always valuable, and necessary, and true.  For “Come Together”, we’re looking for these sorts of images – the type with the power to better our world, be it for a moment, or for all time.  

Your images can be as personal or as universal as you wish.  Remaining true to your voice – which I’ve witnessed develop into something specific, marvelous and beautiful over these months – will keep your work sincere, and that sincerity will inherently guide these images.  Kindness, tenderness, sweetness, mercy, joy, unity, honesty, intimacy...celebration, appreciation, gratitude, gentleness, helpfulness, accomplishment and yes, beauty....these should serve as the basis for your work.   

In truth, as a group, we explore this theme as a matter of course, and just this week I saw many images which expound upon these very ideals.  In which case I’ll ask for a few more....positivity is addictive!  Dive in, and our June meeting should prove to be extra wonderful!  

Thank you everyone and enjoy this sweet season,

Sally Mars

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Sally Mars: Sally Mars is Producer of Photography, Broadcast and Film for Photographers and Directors. She also consults as a Project Manager, Creative Director and Marketing Consultant in print and broadcast for select clients including; Prada, Coca Cola, Volvo, Target, Mercedes, Union Pacific, Microsoft, AT&T, Cessna, Fox Sports, Nike, Champion and Reebok. Her agency clients include; Bailey Lauerman, Carmichael Lynch, Clarity Coverdale Fury, Goodby Silverstein, Campbell Mithun Esty, BBDO, GSD&M, Olson, Martin Williams, and Fallon International.
 

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