The Ongoing Moment is a monthly meeting for photographers who wish to increase their understanding and improve their practice of the medium. The title refers to the idea that “we share experiences that are formally similar; a flag bearer for instance. As photographers we may render that in many ways, yet we refer to our prior emotions and our experiences of seeing previous flag bearer photographs, when making OUR new image.
The idea is to look at images to understand how experiences and scenes were rendered in the past,
and how they might be going forward.
The Ongoing Moment is a forum to discuss those experiences while at the same time striving to improve our image making. It is intended for all levels and for all interests from landscape to abstract, reportage to street photography.
Even though we are not an assignment based photographic group we encourage members to be inspired by the focused photographers that we present and use their revealed visual language to make new images to share with fellow members.
The Ongoing Moment is hosted at The Mpls Photo Center every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30-9:00pm hosted by respected Mpls-based photographers Richard Ott and Walter Horishnyk
How to join The Ongoing Moment:
Anyone can join the group. If you choose to attend one of the meetings, the cost is $10 per meeting, and goes toward special guest speakers, physical space to facilitate the meeting, snacks and beverages The Ongoing Moment is FREE for MPC members, along with other evening events. You may sign up to present your images by emailing: email@example.com
At each monthly meeting, 3-4 photographers will share their work. We encourage photographic prints (minimum 5X7), OR hi-resolution JPEGs, to be displayed on 4K 55″ monitors provided by MPC.
If you would like to present prints but need some help to print we are here to help. 5×7 images can be made free for you (larger for a nominal cost as well) with MPC Epson printers. Please email: Walter@horishnyk.com and receive details on how to make that happen for you. We encourage prints but JPG file can be presented.
Critiques last approximately 20 minutes each. The presentation begins as the presenter introduces themselves and shares some information and insight about their displayed photographs. We ask that you keep it brief so there is ample opportunity for conversation. Richard and Walter will lead critique of the work and provide their observations and suggestions. All photographers are asked to respect each other in the critique process by offering ideas that help better realize the photographer’s intent. Not all attendees are at the same level of accomplishment, but everyone can benefit from thoughtful comments.
Along with critique, there may be guest speakers or videos as part of the meeting. The heart and soul of The Ongoing Moment gathering is community. For more information on the group or to join, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org