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Important Notice about CPA Meetings

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the CPA Board of Directors has suspended our in-person meetings until further notice. Affected meetings include our regular members meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, the quarterly Board of Directors meetings, and the CPA Members' Critique meeting that meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at the Cary Arts Center.

Cary Photographic Artists will hold virtual meetings on the Zoom platform instead of in-person meetings. Look below and in the monthly CPA Newsletter for scheduled Zoom virtual meetings. CPA members will receive a CPA email with a link to each Zoom meeting and any password required for access.

If this is your first visit to the Cary Photographic Artists page, all the Cary Photographic Artists members would like to welcome you to our website!

The Cary Photographic Artists meets at 7:00 p.m., on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at The Cary Theatre, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, unless otherwise noted. Map to Parking at The Cary - Please observe parking restrictions.

If you wish, come early at 6:30p.m. and join in our social time. It is a great opportunity to spend a few minutes catching up with friends, getting to know fellow members, introducing your guest around, exchanging ideas and generally having a nice time before the program starts!

Please see News page & Calendar for aditional details.

What's New!
April 2021
Meeting Highlights

April 14, 7:00pm via ZOOM
Select CPA Members Present Developing an Image
Select CPA Members explain or show the process they went through or techniques they used to get to the final image.

April 28, 7:00pm via ZOOM
- Sandy Nichols -
Dorothea Lange:
In Her Words and Images
Illustrated by inspiring words and images from the life of Dorothea Lange, this presentation sheds light on one of the most important American photographers in the 20th century and a preeminent and pioneering social documentary photographer.

Best known for her emotionally compelling photographs of people impacted by the effects of the Great Depression, Dorothea lived what she called a “visual life,” practicing photography to raise awareness of the less fortunate and help connect the public to her subjects on a compassionately human level.

The presentation highlights circumstances that shaped her life choices, her work for the Farm Security Administration’s photography program, how her compassionate eye captured deprivation with such beauty, dignity, and pride, as well as her legacy as a primary force in the modern development of social documentary photography.

CPA members will receive a CPA email with a link to each Zoom meeting and any password required for access.

First time ZOOM users should Go Here to learn about Zoom.

First time ZOOM users should use above link to access Zoom how-to pages, including how to install Zoom for a number of different devices. Once the Zoom app is installed, use the link below to test your Zoom setup.
If all else fails, consult your children or grandchildren for tech support.


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