Nevada County Camera Club presents ‘Emergence of a Recalcitrant Artist’ |

Nevada County Camera Club presents ‘Emergence of a Recalcitrant Artist’

Jerry Berry's "Standing Outa" is an example of his impressionistic work.
Submitted photo |

Award wining photographer Jerry Berry will highlight how photography can capture illusion, hidden stories and an impressionistic style at an upcoming Nevada County Camera Club meeting.

“At some point we ask ourselves, do I have a personal style that separates me from the rest or am I just going through the motions of perfecting the technical side of photography?” Berry said. “I came to realize that illusion has a significant influence on my photography. I will take the group through my history as a photographer, using images and stories and explain a little about how I create my impressionistic images.”

His photographs, filled with light, color and a sense of movement will captivate anyone who enjoys technically sound and creative images.

Largely self-taught, Berry’s photographs have won awards at the California State Fair and have been honored in competitions and galleries in the United States, according to a press release. In 2012, he was invited to participate in the Second International Show of Photography in Iraq, produced by the Larsa Human Rights Organization. More recently, he received Honorable Mention in the 2013 photography contest held by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also spent several years on the curator team of the Internet photography site,, with one of his photos published each year in the site’s yearbook.

Berry, who lives in Meadow Vista, has been a photographer for 40 years,

During the second half of the meeting, camera club members will showcase their photos as Berry critiques their submissions with the goal of enhancing their skills. Categories for submitted photos include: Black and White; Color; Nature-Landscapes; Nature — Wildlife; Travel; Technical; Photojournalism; and the monthly feature, “Abstract.”

The Camera Club meets from 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center, 180 Cambridge Court, Grass Valley. The public is welcome and there is no cost for first time guests. Currently, the club has over 100 members and aims to help members refine their photography abilities.

For more information about the Nevada County Camera Club, go to

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