Whenever possible I attend the Saturday Coffee event at the South East Center for Photography: a great opportunity to meet other photographers, see some new and/or unpublished work, get feedback on my own work, and in an informal setting talk about...photography and all things related.
The Saturday Coffee is an informal gathering of photographers to discuss photography, each other's work, share experiences and tips, and of course, enjoy coffee and donuts.
In principle every second Saturday of each month, from 10 am - 1 pm at the South East Center For Photography (SEC4P), currently located at 1239 Pendleton Street, in the Village of West-Greenville (near Greenville, South Carolina). Sometimes the event will be on the third Saturday of a month, depending on other activities or events by SEC4P or in the neighborhood.
Please note that SEC4P is moving, and as per January 2018 will be located downtown Greenville, SC, at 116 E Broad Street (see map below). Until then all functions will take place at their current location.
SEC4P is an exhibition and education venue promoting the art and enjoyment of fine photography, owned and led by Michael Pannier.
Through monthly juried exhibitions, local, national and international photographers of all skill levels have the opportunity to have their work presented and enjoyed by collectors, curators, enthusiasts, interior designers, and colleagues. In addition, exceptional photographers will be invited to participate in solo or group shows. The workshops and classes cover a wide aspect of photography and challenges, encouraging and inspiring the photographer in all of us.
I encourage all photographers in the Greenville area (and further away) to attend, whether they are professional or amateur, working with digital or creating their images with analog tools. There is so much to see and discuss, and attendees are passionate and enthusiastic photographers who share their work, provide feedback, and are open to ideas from others.
The Saturday Coffee events in my opinion are also great for collectors, art lovers, and everyone else interested in fine art photography. They provide great opportunities to meet photographers in an informal setting, see the works on display in the gallery, have a chance to see some new/unpublished work, and hear the background stories.
First of all, it is lots of fun to meet like minded people and talk photography. As mentioned, usually some attendees bring some new or unpublished work. And while you are there, take the opportunity to look at the exhibitions on display. Usually there are two exhibitions up at the same time: one displays work form several photographers, submitted for a themed "call for entries"; the other usually displays work from an individual artist.
And did I mention coffee and donuts?
More information can be found on the SEC4P website, and of course at the gallery itself.
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