Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show

Welcome to the Enchanted Lens Camera Club


We meet at the
Jewish Community Center
5520 Wyoming Blvd NE

Our Next Exhibition
will be on
Thursday, October 17th

Our Judge will be
Richard Fenker, Ph.D

Andy Billson

Richard Fenker

Santa Fe photographer with 50 years experience in landscape and abstract photography. He specializes in Southwestern
landscapes but has portfolios from many areas around the world including France, Norway, China, Antarctica, Mexico and the Caribbean. His color photographs often are confused with paintings because the light in his prints has subtle, soft transitions more typical of a watercolor than a "photograph". Much of Richard's work today is forcused on creating large pieces of work for public display (several of these can be found the Santa Fe area) and lightboxes. A large collection of recent work with Luchae lightboxes can be found in the Santa Fe Museum of Light in the Mercado building in the heart of the city, near the Plaza.
Richard is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at TCU. His interest in photography started in 1972. Although he is largely self-taught, he attended workshops by Ansel Adams, John Sexton and other artists. Beginning in 1980 he taught photography at TCU in the evening college program for adults and started his own workshop program, specializing in the Big Bend area of Texas. His book on the Big Bend, "Where Rainbows Wait for Rain: The Big Bend Country" (with poetry by New Mexico professor Sandra Lynn) was published in 1989 and was described by critics as "one of the best photography books of the year".
He has had 17 one-person shows and has been represented by several galleries including Mark Zoeller's Gallery, The Edge Gallery, Mesa House Gallery, and currently Xanadu Gallery. He was also represented by the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art in their online catalog of New Mexico artists.
Collections include the Fine Art Collections of TCU, Exxon, Mobile Oil, Eastman Kodak, The University of Texas at Austin, Museum of the Big Bend, The Lannan Foundation and others. Daniel Greenberg /Susan Steinhauser, two of the largest collectors of fine art photography in the USA have purchased 75 of Richard's landscapes.

The objective of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club is to provide enjoyment and knowledge of photography to its members through their participation and efforts in club activities.

Doors open by 6:30 pm, presentation starts at 7:00 pm. If you are interested in joining, please arrive early! See the Meetings page for details about our bi-monthly meetings. Our meetings are open to the public and free to attend!!

Membership entitles you to:

  • Workshops
  • Having your photos evaluated in monthly exhibitions
  • Communicating with members via our email list

Anyone interested in the practice of photography is eligible for membership.

Membership dues are $50.00 per year for individuals and $75.00 per year for couples or an additional family member. ELCC offers a reduced membership rate of $25 to students.

The dues pay for:

  • Speakers and Judges Honoraria
  • Monthly and End-Of-Year Awards
  • State Incorporation Fees
  • Meeting Facility Rental fees

See Club Info for more details about yearly dues and club by-laws.