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Solitude: Sioux City Camera Club

November 7, 2020

January 24, 2021

The Sioux City Camera Club was founded in 1899. The Camera Club and the Sioux City Art Center have had a close relationship since the first dedicated space for the Art Center opened in 1938. A major part of that relationship is the Camera Club working with the Art Center on frequent exhibitions of work by club members.

For this year’s exhibition, the Art Center and the Camera Club agreed upon “Solitude” as the theme for the photographers to consider. This led the photographers to reflect on the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on our lives over the past year. Mining their existing files or aiming their lenses at scenes of solitude, each photographer interrupted the theme in a unique way. Some found inspiration in solitary pursuits – reading a book, creating artwork, taking a stroll in the countryside. Others turned to the quiet of the night sky or the empty streets of the city for their inspiration. By turning inward to discover their own considered responses to solitude, the members of the Sioux City Camera Club encourage us to find our own create pursuits as we spend time alone.

The aims of the Sioux City Camera Club are the mutual education in the science and art of photography, and to promote and encourage advancement of its members in the knowledge and practice of photography. The Sioux City Camera Club is a member of the North Central Camera Club Council and the Photographic Society of America.