Assabet Valley Camera Club to host ‘Wabi-Sabi’ photography program

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Photo/Lisa and Tom Photography

Hudson – Assabet Valley Camera Club (AVCC) will host photographer Lisa Cuchara on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. via a Zoom session. Cuchara is well-known throughout New England for expertise both behind the lens and in the digital darkroom. Her presentation will explore the beauty of imperfect and/or unconventional subjects.

Instead of seeking out the perfect, unblemished flower or leaf to photograph, this program highlights subjects that are not perfect, such as flowers that have character, decaying fall leaves, and items that stand out as flawed and hence different and beautiful. 

Wabi-Sabi teaches photographers to find beauty in everyday life. It is used to describe a particular philosophy that beauty can be found in the old, the everyday, the imperfect. In this program Lisa will explore the concept of slowing down and appreciating the beauty of everyday life, things that might be overlooked.

Lisa and her husband Tom have co-authored several books on photography. They conduct on-location photo tours and workshops as well as in-camera classes and post-processing instruction. More information about them can be found at www.lisaandtomphotography.com.

“Wabi-Sabi” is supported in part by a grant from the Hudson Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Due to COVID-19, all AVCC meetings are currently being held online. Normally, AVCC meetings take place in the Great Room at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church Street, Hudson, and officially begin at 7:30 p.m. The first meeting of the month generally features a program designed to instruct and/or entertain camera enthusiasts.  During the second monthly meeting, member competitions of both print and digital images are judged and critiqued by qualified individuals. Assabet Valley Camera Club, a member of both the New England Camera Club Council and the Photographic Society of America, also participates in interclub competitions on regional, national, and international levels. Contact info@assabetvalleycc.com to request information needed to join the club’s next Zoom meeting.

AVCC welcomes anyone interested in learning more about photography as a visual art and its practical application as a science. Members benefit from hands-on experiences from the knowledge presented in programs, and from having their work critiqued. For more information visit the AVCC website at assabetvalleycc.com.