Fine art photographer to speak at P.W. Library

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On Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Photo Club of Long Island will host a talk by fine art photographer Pamela Waldroup at the Port Washington Library.

In her talk, “Interactions Made Visible… It’s All in the Details,” Waldroup will show viewers how she uses texture, form, dark shadows and patterns to guide viewers to see what often goes unobserved.

Originally from the Midwest, Waldroup continues to document her East Coast experience with a newcomer’s fascination for detail. Of her photography, she says it is about hyper-focusing on the subject to solidify her experience and prompt a memory — real or imagined — to surface both for herself and the viewer.

Working primarily in black and white, Waldroup says she has been inspired by Edward Weston, one of the masters of 20th century photography, to create images of dynamic movement that often take on a sculptural quality. The absence of color allows the viewer to become immersed in the place, mood and time depicted, but leaves room for personal interpretation and imagination as well.

Waldroup taught darkroom and digital photography, as well as fine arts, for 32 years while successfully exhibiting her work and the work of students in many local and regional venues. A member of fotofoto Gallery in Huntington and the National Association of Women Artists in New York City, Waldroup has exhibited in the metropolitan area in galleries and museums, including the Alex Ferrone Gallery, Salmagundi Art Club in NYC, 440 Gallery in Brooklyn, fotofoto Gallery, East End Arts Gallery, Patchogue Arts Council Gallery, Mills Pond House Gallery, Main Street Gallery, Art League of Long Island, Long Island Museum, the 2018 L.I. Biennial at Heckscher Museum of Art, and her photographs have been accepted for exhibit at the EXPO 38 Winners Exhibition at b.j. Spoke gallery in March.

The Photography Club of Long Island, formerly known as the Port Washington Camera Club, was founded in 1975 and hosts free monthly programs at the Port Washington Public Library as a community service from September through June each year. For more information, visit www.pcliphoto.org. The Photography Club of Long Island is a 501(c)(3) art education organization.

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