Dick Lopez Accomplishments

Accomplishments at the Long Island Center of Photography
The Little Gallery is one of many programs introduced by the Long Island Center of Photography. In the fine tradition of Alfred Stieglitz, the Little Gallery program as originally conceived was set up as a creative forum for Long Island based photographers, artist, writers, poets, musicians, etc. It is open to anyone interested in pursuing art. This group meets monthly to review, critique, and discuss art in the spirit of cooperation and friendship.

PACE Gallery was founded by the Long Island Center of Photography in 1998 in support of Parent And Child Education Program (PACE). PACE Gallery was established to encourage photographers and artists within the Long Island community to present work dealing with parenting, child development, education and communications. To date, LICP co-sponsored approximately four exhibitions per year and have encouraged amateurs, physically and mentally challenged persons, seniors, and professionals to participate in this LICP sponsored community outreach program. In total, LICP has presented approximately 56 exhibitions at the PACE Gallery.

Contemporary Exhibitions features the distinguished works of noted photographers.
One such project was a retrospective exhibition at the Nassau County Museum of Fine Art on the work of Horst P. Horst, a distinguished photographer who resided in Oyster Bay. Other artists have included fine art photographers and educators Jeff Smith, Keisha Scarville, and, most recently, Ester Jove Soligue.

LICP and the Manhasset Public Library launched the much acclaimed speakers program entitled, Photo Focus. Since its inception, we have had photography-based presentations by numerous distinguished photographers that included Barbara Bordnick, Sandra Carrion, Chuck Fishman, Ben Gest, Bob Gruen, Barbara Jaffee, Christopher Payne, Stephen Wilkes and others. We expanded our programing to include educators, industry representatives, technology specialists, painters, writers, art critics, collectors and advanced photography and related media students.

LICP and the Freeport Memorial Library recently introduced Great Photographers:
A Series of Movies.
This program, which is offered free to residents of Long Island, provides an excellent opportunity of screening movie documentaries of great photographers followed by stimulating discussion. Documentaries are to be shown every three months. Some of the titles include: What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann, American Photography: A Century of Images, Ansel Adams: American Experience, and Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens.

LICP partnered with the Photo Federation of Long Island (PFLI) and other photography-based
organizations to co-sponsor seminars, exhibitions, and events. Recently, PFLI sponsorship
of a seminar program offered at the African-American Museum was well attended by
members representing 28 chapters of PFLI, LICP, and Nassau County residents.

LICP, along with the African-American Museum, developed “Family Portrait Day” that
documented the community for archival purposes and offer free photos to participants who
might find it difficult to pay for professional portraits. This project culminated in an exhibition
that was shown in the fall of 2011 and featured in Newsday.

Using conferences, competitions, exhibitions, publications and websites, LICP inspires,
educates and informs photographers, helping them to realize their talents and to advocate the
value of photography among the media, the art and business and governments.

Images For The New Millennium: A Long Island Focus On Photography: This full-day
symposium which was held at Nassau Community College offered participants the opportunity
of examining the latest trends in photographic theory, technique, and technology with
exhibitions of presenters’ work (curated by the Long Island Center of Photography) and special presentations by participating organizations.

LICP created numerous networking opportunities to increase awareness of the important role
of photography within the Long Island community.

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