Thursday, February 28, 2019
Note that this meeting takes place on a Thursday night.
Member Viewpoints: Linda Calvet, Lynne R. Cashman, Peter Post
We are honored to have three of our accomplished members share their diverse viewpoints and best work.
Lynne R. Cashman: Rhythm and Color Inspire Intimacy
Lynne R. Cashman has exhibited her work throughout the world. In 2016, her work was presented at the Berlin Bienniale and in 2013 she had a solo show, Cuba Revisited, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. Her work is in private collections including the New York Chapter of The American Institute of Architects and Elmhurst General Hospital (Flushing, NY). Lynne adds, “My photographs not only reflect what I see–they portray how a particular scene makes me feel. These views will not be repeated nor should they be forgotten. As Henry Thoreau states, ‘The question is not what you see, but what you look at.’”
Linda Calvet: Finding the Extra in the Ordinary
Linda Calvet’s world travels inspired her love of photography and her diverse approach. She learned her craft in the Ridgewood Camera Club (N.J.) and for 35 years in the Sierra Club Photo Committee. Her work has been published in Modern Photography, Business Week, Tour & Travel News, and for 11 years in the Century of Life Datebook, a Buddhist nature calendar. Her work has been exhibited in a solo show entitled Color: Latin American and Caribbean Style at Berkeley College, NYC. Over the years Linda has focused on what surrounds her in daily life and cultivated her ability to see more in less exotic subjects. She says, “My favorite place to shoot is wherever I am”.
Peter Post: Photographing Wildlife
Peter Post has a Ph.D. degree in anthropology from Columbia University with a specialty in Biological Anthropology. He has published papers on birds in major ornithological journals, taught a Field Ornithological course at Columbia University, and compiled and authored part of the 1971 Wildlife Management Plan for Gateway National Wildlife Refuge. Peter started with a Brownie box camera about 69 years ago. He specialized in macro photography of butterflies, other insects, amphibians and reptiles, and other wildlife for about 35 years, but shifted primarily to photographing birds when he went digital. His photographs have been published in a number of magazines, including Audubon and Natural History, and books such as Handbook of the Birds of the World and Peterson Field Guide to Moths.