Monday, March 10, 2014

The History of the Lexington Camera Club

ROBERT C. MAY, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, 1972

Dr. James Birchfield will give a free lecture about the History of the Lexington Camera Club on Sunday, March 16 at 2 pm at the Art Museum at UK.

The Lexington Camera Club began in 1936 with an eclectic mix of business leaders, doctors, and academics who shared a commitment to photography as an art form. Several members of this group earned national recognition as photographers including Van Deren Coke, Eugene Meatyard, and Robert C. May whose work is included in the Museum’s current exhibition, Wide Angle: American Photographs.

Dr. Birchfield is the former Curator of Rare Books at the University of Kentucky. He served as chairman of UK Art Museum Advisory Committee and has been guest curator of photography exhibitions for the UK Art Museum, and Louisville’s Speed Museum.

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