Special Third Monday Presentation - May 18
The Importance of Photography in Historic Preservation by Jon Haeber
The Nevada County Camera Club will be hosting Jonathan Haeber, photographer and Field Services Director for the California Preservation Foundation on May 18 at the Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, Grass Valley, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Haeber will be sharing the importance of photography in conveying the built and cultural history of the state. “I have an all consuming passion for capturing these photographs before our historic resources disappear forever,” stated Haeber. “Photography is a critical tool to document places on their last legs or before they are destroyed.” He will also highlight the California Preservation Foundation and their role in protecting historic places.
Haeber, a published author and Public Historian, has consulted on interpretive exhibits for museums and nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and California, and played a key role in the historic preservation study for a rail station in Holyoke, Massachusetts for which he received the 2013 Preservation Award from the Holyoke Historical Commission. His 2011 book from Furnace Press, Grossinger’s:City of Refuge and Illusion, examined the history of the Catskill’s most legendary resort hotel through large format and digital photographs, interviews and archival research. Haeber has a Master of Arts degree in US History and Certificate in Public History from the University of Massachusetts. He grew up near Roseburg, Oregon and has spent the last 15 years in the Bay Area.
During the second half of the meeting, members will showcase their photos as judges critique their submissions to help improve their photography. Categories for submitted photos include: Black and White; Color; Nature - Landscapes; Nature - Wildlife; Travel; Technical; Photojournalism; and the Monthly Feature - Happiness.
Nevada County Camera Club Meeting: May 18, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley
Membership: The public is welcome and there is no cost for first time guests. Currently, the club has over 100 members and aims to help members refine their photographic skills.
For More Information:
California Preservation Foundation: www.californiapreservation.org
Camera Club Information Contact- Ann Westling, firstname.lastname@example.org
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