Submissions Sought for Los Alamos Photography Club Show

‘Telluride.’ Photo by Doug Coombs
‘Bernardo, New Mexico.’ Photo by Doug Coombs

Staff Report

The 2014 Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) Show opens Monday, March 3. This is an annual event sponsored by the Los Alamos Photography Club and exhibited in the Mesa Public Library Gallery.

The show begins with a reception at 5 p.m. Monday, March 3 in the Library’s Upstairs Rotunda. The public is invited to meet the photographers and enjoy refreshments provided by the participants and exhibit sponsors. The photographs will remain on exhibit through March 28 during regular Library hours

The annual photography show is designed to promote the appreciation of photography in Los Alamos County, and to encourage Los Alamos photographers of all skill levels. The show presents the works of local photographers at many levels of development, from beginner to professional.

Photographs on display typically include new digital techniques, black and white, abstracts, action, travel and photos with special personality.

This is the show’s 19th year. The list of participating photographers changes quite a bit from year to year. There is no entry fee and no judging of entries, making it an ideal occasion for new or part-time photographers to display their work.

For the first several years, the leadership of Bob Brewer, T.K. Thompson and Jim Gautier forged the show into an important community event. Since 2004, the show has been sponsored by the Los Alamos Photography Club (LAPC) and is the club’s largest effort of the year. For the last several years, Doug Coombs has coordinated the show with the efforts of many other volunteers. 

Approximately 120 pieces can be hung for display. The suggested number of entries for non-club member participants is three or less. All the details on how to enter can be found at

The public is invited to the exhibit walk through at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 in the Gallery to discuss the artistic and technical aspects of the photos on display. The “walk-about” provides valuable feedback to the photographers as well as insights into the ideas and circumstances that led to the photographs. 

The Photo Club meets 7-9 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month in the upstairs meeting room of Fuller Lodge Art Center. Meetings offer photo-sharing on optional themes by attendees. Club activities include occasional projects and field trips.

For more information, contact Coombs at or visit the LAPC website at