Club Information



Established in 1941, the Riviera Camera Club is one of the oldest camera clubs in Indianapolis. Riviera is home to photographers of all levels who are dedicated to growing their skills and sharing their knowledge with each other in a friendly atmosphere. We have a history of sharing our passion and art with the public and are committed to volunteering our time and expertise. For many years, we have presided over the Images of Nature Photography Exhibit and Competition for the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. We have also volunteered as photographers for the annual Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games and events. And, as part of our partnership with the Indianapolis Central Library, we present photography related educational programs and provide software training to the public as well as their staff. 

As a club, we are committed to supporting the photographic arts by participating in various state competitions such as the Anderson Center for the Arts IN-Focus Photo Exhibition; Cool Creek's Nature's Inspirations Fine Art Exhibit; Eagle Creek Park Foundation's Images of Nature; Honeywell Foundation's Clark Gallery Photography Show; the Indiana State Fair Photography Competition; and Kokomo Art Association's Annual Photography Competition. In addition to our success in these competitions, a few of our members have also been successful in winning awards in both national and international competition such as NANPA (the North American Nature Photography Association) Showcase, Audubon's Share the View International Nature Photography Competition, and Defender of Wildlife Photo Contest.  Finally, as a club, Riviera Camera Club has won 1st place and has been named "Camera Club of the Year" in the Camera Club category at the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Indiana State Fair.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Riviera Camera Club is to provide a place where people passionate about photography can expand their interest and skills by motivating and learning from each other.

We do this by:

  • Encouraging members to grow by sharing our knowledge and images with each other
  • Offering programs to enhance technical skills and knowledge
  • Promoting member to member mentoring
  • Sponsoring field trips that provide new challenges and opportunities to grow and expand our photographic interest
  • Organizing periodic seminars and workshops with noted professional photographers

Officers

 

President  -  Lesley Ackman

President Elect  -  Dan Koiro

Secretary  -  Rona Schwarz

Treasurer  -  Debbie Winchester

Previous President - Joe Hempstead

 

Competition Chair  -  Pete Howard 

Program Chair -  Peter Michael 

Education Chair - Michael Jack

Library Liaison - Mike Williams

New Member Chair  -  Lee Casebere

Outreach Chair  -  Mike Hertel

Images of Nature Coordinators  -  Lee Casebere, Debbie Winchester and Lesley Ackma

 

Photo by Michael Jack