Chuck and Helen Pine met at the Park West Camera Club in New York City and have been photographing together for more than 25 years. Both are eclectic photographers and have aimed their lenses at a wide variety of subjects over the last two and a half decades. Chuck and Helen share a passion for travel which has taken them to many beautiful and exciting locations throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America, South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Africa. From landscapes and nature close-ups to urban scenes and abstracts, from wild animals to human portraits, their portfolios include them all. They have presented their work at the New York City Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and Appalachian Mountain Club, and at many other venues both in the northeastern United States and southern Florida. Both are former New York City school teachers.
Many of our members know Chuck as the organizer of our members’ night photography shows for many years. Chuck has taught photography for over forty years and leads photo field trips throughout the US and around the world. Chuck was president of Park West Camera Club for over 30 years and now serves on the Executive Committee in the honorary position of President Emeritus. He has served as a board member of SierraPhoto NYC, as the national vice president of the National Photography Instructors Association (NPIA), as the president of the NPIA’s New York Metropolitan Chapter, and as the vice president of the Metropolitan Camera Club Council.
Helen serves on the Executive Committee of Park West as Corresponding/Membership Secretary and has served as chair of the Membership and Gallery Committees. Helen has also served on the Board of SierraPhoto NYC for four years, and currently coordinates the group’s email communications.