About Red Circle PhotoArts

Red Circle PhotoArts is a photography “Collective” whose members are advanced enthusiasts, emerging and professional photographers. Our mission is to bring together people who are interested in learning, sharing ideas, processes, and their imagery with others in the Collective and in public exhibitions. Our group is not a “club” nor is it about competition. In fact, it’s not even about the camera. The Collective is about crafting and cultivating the creative process, which ultimately leads to what it truly is all about — the final image.

The Collective, by its nature, aims to satisfy the sometimes diverse needs of its members. For example, many photographers find it hard to focus on business and marketing related tasks. It is sometimes difficult to promote one’s own work and to get representation for gallery showings. Our mission includes facilitating such efforts for our members.

In summary, Red Circle PhotoArts is about establishing and maintaining an environment in which our artistic vision can be nurtured, allowed to surface and grow. It is a place to explore new directions and exchange ideas and insight with fellow photographers for the purpose of promoting and advancing each other’s art.

For a list of just a few of the benefits of membership, click here.

If you want to be a part of an exciting, rewarding, and mutually beneficial photographer’s collective, send an email with your expression of interest to info@redcirclephoto.com – we’d love to hear from you!

About the Founders

Photographers started The Collective to create a forum for sharing ideas, techniques, marketing and other service-oriented pursuits for the benefit of its members. They have a wide range of experience and interests in the arts and a passion for photography. Above all, The Collective will be driven by this passion for photography as an art form, and the common and individual experience of its members.

Patrick J. Cicalo

Patrick has a wealth of experience as a professional photographer, curator and exhibitor, and a special interest in street and contemplative photography.

He recently served on the Board of the Schoolhouse Theater and Gallery in Croton Falls, NY, where he has curated several well received exhibits, including “These Streets I Walk/NYC”, “Bridge: Verb or Noun?” and “Tis More Than Just Green”, an exhibit on Ireland which he was then invited to hang and curate at The Yonkers Riverfront Gallery. He is also a current member of the gallery committee at the Rye Arts Center and Vice President of The Ground Glass Fine Art Photography Group.

Exhibits of his own work include ”REMNANTS: All That Remains & Other Exquisite Debris” and “Street Level” – both solo shows at The Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. He has been selected three consecutive years in PhotoWorks (2010 – 2012), an annual national juried photography exhibit at The Barrett Art Center. His work resides in the permanent collection at The Laurence Hospital and at Chappaqua Crossing. His images were published in “Stealing Magnolias: Tales From a New Orleans Courtyard” by Debra Shriver and the Fall 2014 publication of the “Still Point Arts Quarterly”.

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Steve Dreyer

Steve is a professional photographer, writer and workshop instructor, and specializes in landscape, street and abstract photography. He has served on the Board of the Schoolhouse Theater and Gallery and as a member of its gallery committee. His work is regularly shown in juried and group exhibits, including several in Rhinebeck, New York (recently, “Tranquility” juried by The Riverwinds Gallery), The Schoolhouse Theater and Gallery (“These Streets I Walk/NYC”), The Yonkers Riverfront Gallery (“Ireland”), The International Center of Photography (“Occupy!”), ArtsWestchester (“Person to Person”), and The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (“Harvest Fest”). He is a regular exhibitor for the Montauk Artist’s Association and Guild Hall on the east end of Long Island. Steve has a website, blog and Facebook page. His teaching includes conducting photography workshops in New York and Princeton, New Jersey. Steve’s writing includes creating photography eBooks, and is a regular contributing writer for the popular Photo Technique Magazine.

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Phil Haber

Phil is a professional photographer whose principal subjects are landscapes, as well as birds and other wildlife. He travels frequently and has photographed both locally, in the Hudson Valley and New York City, and in many other locations in the United States, France, Italy, Spain, England, Ireland and Scotland. His photos have appeared in numerous exhibitions in the New York metropolitan area, including in Cold Spring, Pleasantville, Croton-on-Hudson and Rhinebeck. His work has also been featured in print or on the web by Architectural Digest, Manhattan Magazine, Lonely Planet guides, the Maine Office of Tourism, the Columbia County, New York Office of Tourism, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, among others. His photograph “The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, at Sunrise” recently won a photo competition sponsored by Ilford Imaging, and his photography is the subject of a recent article in the Ilford blog. He maintains an illustrated blog on photography, art and travel, at Phil Haber’s Photography Notes, and a Facebook site. His work is represented by the Mormor Gallery of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, and he is also a contributing photographer of Getty Images.

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How We Are Different

Our Objective
The key objective of Red Circle PhotoArts is to provide our members with a forum for meeting other photographers, sharing ideas, exhibiting their work, and learning through workshops and presentations.
Philosophy
In order to meet our objectives, we believe that collaboration, knowledge sharing, and yes, enjoying ourselves is key.  We want our organization and its membership to enjoy the experience of being with like-minded photographers in pursuit of enhancing their work.