Members Spotlight: Visiting with 3 SierraPhoto NYC Members

Visiting with Claudia Schellenberg

I’ve been a member of the Sierra Club organization for many years, I don’t recall exactly when I became active in the Photo Committee. I’ve been treasurer for about eight years.  

Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY © Claudia Schellenberg
Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY © Claudia Schellenberg

I picked up a camera in earnest in the winter of 2006, with my cousin’s encouragement. I seek out nature to achieve a degree of solitude and to recharge my batteries. Since the coronavirus has isolated us from each other, I take my camera out with me on walks around my neighborhood of East Elmhurst and into the parks to ease some of the loneliness. These photos are from one of my excursions to Alley Pond Park in Queens, New York. 

Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY © Claudia Schellenberg
Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY © Claudia Schellenberg

Visiting with Nancy Langer

My passion is documenting nature but I also photograph other cultures and cityscapes. I have amassed an extensive collection of images from my travels to all seven continents, and have had the honor of presenting my work to a variety of interested audiences from all walks of life.

Yaquina Lighthouse, Oregon Coast © Nancy Langer
Yaquina Lighthouse, Oregon Coast © Nancy Langer

As a member of SierraPhoto NYC, I served on the board for 4 years and continue in my 5th year as Speaker Coordinator. I love this challenging job and enjoy conversing with so many interesting people who are passionate about their craft.

Toucans in the Pantanal © Nancy Langer
Toucans in the Pantanal © Nancy Langer

Visiting with Anne Chamberlain

For the past several years I’ve had the pleasure of creating our newsletter, and along the way have learned many skills, from desktop publishing to preparing photographs to managing a workflow. I appreciate the work of the contributors as well as my editorial assistants, Don Cannon and Daphne Prior, and our mailing list manager, Helen Pine! I also get the opportunity to study and “live with” our contributors’ works, up close, which is immensely enjoyable.

Roadside, Massachusetts, Winter © Anne Chamberlain
Roadside, Massachusetts, Winter © Anne Chamberlain

I’ve been photographing for (only) about ten years; my work centers on two themes: Brooklyn, New York, my home, and its many changes over the past decade; and nature images that may not be clear representations but instead are intended to inspire reflection. 

South End, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY © Anne Chamberlain
South End, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY © Anne Chamberlain

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