Saturday, September 06, 2008
On With The Show
It's been a while in the planning, but things have come together for the second exhibit of work done by a number of participants in the Ann Arbor Area Crappy Camera Club (A3C3). I'm organizing this show, and it's been something that I have wanted to do for quite a while. Having a show with contemporary images shot by vintage Argus cameras -- exhibited in the same building that once housed the factory the cameras were assembled in. I doubt that has happened before in the USA.
We don't have a huge space to show in, but we will feature about 10 photographers, with 1 or 2 images each. The idea is to showcase our talent, and what one can still do with 50 year old Argus cameras (made right here in Ann Arbor, MI). I hope the visitors enjoy the display.
The second aspect of all this is that we are dedicating the show to the memory of Gene and George O'Neal -- two people that instigated the idea of the Argus Museum (where the show is held), and played a large part in the Michigan Photographic Historical Society. Most A3C3 members never knew Gene, as she passed away in 2005. George however, became a regular attendee and participant in our outings until just before his death last year. The A3C3 wanted to also honor him with this show. I think he would have been overjoyed with this.
Well, off to work on the show materials, and hope that 2 more photographers come through with the images this weekend. We hang the show on Tuesday night. I hope to see a lot of happy faces Friday night.
ps. - Thanks to Ralph Krawczyk Jr. for designing the show announcement. The hours on Sunday 9/14 are my mistake -- it's really 12-5 pm.