Our first project in 2016, A River Town, was to photograph one town (Frenchtown, NJ) during one weekend and to generate a collection of images that showed this town, as we saw it. Since then we've done many projects, contests and exhibits involving anywhere from a dozen to 200 photographers all working together.
Below are brief summaries of things we've done. There are many more to come. Join our group and be invited to be part of our upcoming events.
HUNTERDON BARNS, BRIDGES & BUILDINGS -
JUNE - AUGUST 2020
Hunterdon County, located in western New Jersey, is a semi-rural region in an otherwise densely populated state. Despite years of developmental pressure, it still offers residents and visitors scenic vistas and retains many of its historic building and structures.
Over 100 photographers registered to participate in this project and to explore the county and capture images that reflect its unique character.
PROJECT Q -
MARCH - MAY 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic shut us down and cooped us up for months during the spring of 2019. Most of us stayed home, only going out for groceries and avoiding other people.
It is something we will all remember. Members of The Photographers Group took it a step further, generating and contributing images that reflect this period in our lives.
The Hunterdon Retail Photo Project was a collaboration among the Photographers Group, the Red Mill Museum Village and the Hunterdon County retail business community.
Fifty photographers captured images of the stores, the owners and the overall atmosphere of the local retail culture in Hunterdon County and created a collective body of work that will serve as a historic archive for generations to come.
Flemington, NJ is on the verge of change either growth and new development or a slow slide into disrepair. During one weekend in October we photographed the building and scenes along Main Street for the purpose of documenting what it is now. A selection of our photos was exhibited in January at DIY gallery in Flemington. Read more...
SUMMER ON THE DELAWARE 2018
People and the river, the river and people. Summer is special and the river is alive with activity. The theme for the 2018 summer project was to capture images that included both people and the river. The project culminated in an exhibition during Frenchtown's Riverfest Celebration in September.
HUNTERDON PLACES - APRIL 2018
Hunterdon County is a leafy suburban/rural county on the edge of the NY City metro area. During one weekend in April, 90 photographers visited the 12 boroughs of the county to see what they could see and photograph. We created a snapshot of the towns as they existed in 2018 and archived the images at:
TREES WATER STONE - DECEMBER 2018
A members exhibition with a solstice theme. Members were invited to submit works centering on trees, water and stones which then exhibited as part of a town wide art festival involving 6 galleries and numerous artists and photographers.
FRENCHTOWN 150 - OCTOBER 2018
This was a project that blended documentary-style photographs with spatial technology to produce a Google Earth-based product. 150 locations were photographed and included every storefront and cafe, every street and the towns major infrastructure. Every photo was geotagged and the images compiled into a KML file that can be read on Google Map. Locations Map
For details on the project and how it is done check out this article in Apogee Magazine:
SUMMER ON THE DELAWARE 2017
This was the second year for the Summer on the Delaware Project and was officially launched June 21st, the first day of solar summer. Twenty-seven photographers contributed their vision and time to the project and were all exhibited as part of Frenchtown's Riverfest Celebration.
EXPOSITION PHOTOGRAPHIQUE - JULY 2017
Every year hordes of visitors descend on Frenchtown to enjoy its Bastille Day Celebration, full of music, art, vendors and events. Being positoned right in the heart of Frenchtown we piggy-backed this celebration with a photography exhibition. Members were invited to display and sell their photographs in the studio. It was great opportunity for exposure.
RIVER TOWNS - APRIL 2017
The River Towns Photo Exploration Project 2017 was a follow-up to the 2016 maiden project. Instead of concentrating on one river town, six towns were photographed. One hundred six photographers swarmed the towns over Earth Day weekend photographing people and scenes that illustrated life. One photo per photographer was selected for the exhibitions, one in Frenchtown and the other in Lambertville. Here is a video about the project: RIVER TOWNS
FRENCHTOWN PARK - APRIL 2017
In 2016 Frenchtown Borough announced it would be upgrading its park and eliminating much of the vintage playground equipment. Seeing an opportunity for a project we gathered at the park one evening and shot scenes just using our cell phones and simply posted them to our Facebook Page. Later that year the Borough completed the renovations and they turned out great.