2011 is going to be an exciting year for APAG, as we continue to grow as an organization. We had over 30 people at our last meeting at ICP, and hope to find a slightly larger space for the next one. We now have almost 70 members, with most people in the NY Tri-state area, however, there is a small group on the West Coast.
We are planning a meeting in late February, and also two workshops and more archive tours. They were a big success last year, when most of us had the opportunity to tour ICP's archive courtesy of Chris George.
I read about a great organization that I thought people should know about called Camera for Kids Foundation. It makes a lot of sense as photography is something I've always thought everyone should be able to do. Everyone should have access to a camera, since the results are so quick and satisfying, especially now with digital cameras.
I also wanted to mention an upcoming show titled, Esther Bubley: Selected Photographs that will be at the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park. Jean Bubley who is Esther's neice, has done an amazing job archiving and promoting Esther's work, and has also been an invaluable member of APAG. So if you have a chance to go the opening, it will be on Thursday, February 24, from 6 - 8 pm, and stays up until March 9.
Thats all for now.