Liz's recent work has the common element of Art for Social Change.
"When I fully realized the change that happens within a person being photographed, I realized the power that photography has to also affect change in the viewer and the world" - Liz LaVorgna
The story of male of center identified individuals and their struggle to just “be” in the world. It gave a view to a community that many people are not comfortable with and created acceptance.
Perfect Imperfection (2014/2015)
A photo project that explored how people perceive themselves and how it affects them, ranging from body shame to emotionally charged topics like domestic violence. The exhibit was shown at Vermont Center for Photography in 2015 and received wonderful reviews. The viewers experienced a range of emotions and really connected with the images and stories, creating understanding.
Coffee & Conversation -Stories of Homelessness (2015)A photo/multimedia project that brought together two cross-sections of our community; those who were experiencing/have experienced homelessness and those who had stable housing. Coffee & Conversation created awareness about how we connect as human beings and how we respond to community issues. The goal of the project was to help the community to connect and treat each other with kindness, respect and dignity.Hungering for Home - Stories of Homelessness 2 ( 2016/2017 work in progress)A photo/book project that will highlight what home looks like from the perspective of our homeless community. Some people are couch surfing at a friend's home, some live under bridges and some in tents or mattresses in a graveyard. Their day is spent searching, hungering for a place to "be" without harassment. The homeless are the "invisible" community that get overlooked and we want to shine a light on our neighbors' situations to create understanding and change by bringing the community together and ending the stigma of homelessness. A percentage of funds from the published book will go directly to the Groundworks Drop-In center.
Photo Event: Montague Crit Training Series.
On August 3rd members of the Brattleboro Camera Club photographed a cycling event in Turners Falls, Mass.
Photo Walk: Hayward Gardens
On July 27th, 2016 members of the Brattleboro Camera Club met at Hayward Gardens, in Putney, for a guided photo tour.
For more information on the gardens: Hayward Gardens
Photo of Paul by Barbara Conn
Photo of Paul by Donald Miller (no relation!)
All photos, except where noted, © Paul Miller
Paul has been an active member of BCC for over 50 years when photographers worked with large black and white prints and color slides. Paul thinks the transition to the digital world shook a lot of photographers out of the Club and tried those of us who stayed. He has tried various media and is settling into scenics, B&W, and nature - most recently birds.
"It has been great to see the revival of the Club with the emphasis on digital."
Paul has had various solo shows including his current exhibit at his dentist's office and competed at several levels of the Photographic Society of America.
All photos © Robert F. George
Camera Club member Bob George has been making photographs for over 50 years. His work has been published in several magazines and books and he has had several exhibits in southern Vermont galleries and museums.
Bob's recent work includes black & white photography of Brattleboro, VT. :
Bob's style of capturing slices of life is like no other.
Check out his recent interview with In-Sight Photography to learn more!