David Zapatka
"Stars and Lighthouses"

Member Salon
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Member Salons

PCPA presents Member Salons on the 2nd Wednesday evening every month. The format is very informal with a guest presentation and a topic for discussion. Member salons are excellent networking sessions. Members can present their current projects, pitch workshops, and bring current work to review and discuss over BYOB refreshments. All PCPA members are invited and can bring one or two (non-member) guests. If you want to attend as a guest please contact Steve Szydlowski. Note that there is very limited seating available for guests.

PCPA Member Salon March 8, 2017

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • RSVP by March 6 to Steve Szydlowski sszydlow@gmail.com
  • PCPA gallery, 118 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02903
  • Presentation by David Zapatka: “Stars and Lighthouses”

7:00 Informal Discussion & Refreshments

  • Introductions
  • Share current work, successes, issues

7:20 PCPA Updates

  • Membership
  • 2017 Exhibits: Current “3rd Open Call”, Upcoming “Behind the Lens, Women in Photography”, “Unseen, Non-Visible Spectrum Photography”
  • 2017 Workshop schedule

7:30 David Zapatka Presents “Stars and Lighthouses”

For nearly the past four years North Kingstown photographer David Zapatka has been capturing Northeast lighthouses in a new way: under brilliant stars on new moon nights. His “Stars and Lighthouses” collection is now over 100 locations and he’ll be discussing the project at the March PCPA photographer’s session. “The photography is the easy part,” says Zapatka, “The difficulty lies in the researching navigation and tide charts, lunar schedules and permission requests. I’m arriving in the middle of the night often on private property and the last thing I want is to be pleading my case from the back of a police car.” Zapatka will be describing his late night adventures and the process leading to the photographs.

For over 30 years David Zapatka has been an award-winning freelance television cameraman working primarily for the US network news and sports programs. He got his photographic start as a 13 year-old with his first camera and with this project he returns to his photographic roots. David’s works have gained international attention and are to be published in a coffeetable book scheduled for a summer 2017 release. David is a supporting exhibiting member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.

See more of David’s project at his website, Stars and Lighthouses 

Q&A and discussion follow.

9:00 Closing Announcements

  • Announcement of April member salon topic and presentation

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