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, November 21st

Our Judge will be
Jack Leustig

jack leustig


Born and raised in farm-country east of Cleveland,Ohio, he began his professional career as a photographer in the early 1970's in New York City working for United Press International. In the mid-seventies he studied and worked in New York theater before moving to Los Angeles in the late 70's.
In Los Angeles he managed a major theatre in Hollywood, bringing shows from Broadway to Los Angeles, before he took a position at Francis Ford Coppala's Zoetrope Studios.
Throughout the 1980's he worked on many films in various capacities and in 1988 he directed his first film. In 1990 he launched his most ambitious and important project, 500 Nations, an eight-hour, prime-time documentary on the history of the indigenous nations of North America.
Four years in the making, 500 Nations aired on CBS in the spring of 1995. Created, written, produced and directed by Jack, the prime-time network mini-series was among the largest and most honored documentaries in network history. During the same period of the early 90's Jack's photography had a resurgence with many of his images being published in books, CD covers, and magazines (including two national covers).
In December of 1995 his life took a tragic turn when his wife of 25 years was killed in Moscow, Russia while working on "The Saint" for Paramount Pictures. He left the film industry and turned to the more private worlds of photography and print making. On the advice of his friend, and legendary Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland, Jack started working with R. Mac Holbert at Nash Editions in California (Holbert and Graham Nash started the fine art ink jet printing industry in 1990).
In 1998 Jack moved to Taos with the intention of opening a print studio.His move was inspired by Epson's promise to soon release the finest ink jet printer in the world with affordable archival inks. While it took Epson longer than hoped, he used that time to refine his digital and print skills working with Taos artists. He opened his business in 2000 and in 2002 Fine Art New Mexico moved to Arroyo Seco, NM and has since emerged as the regional leader in the highest quality fine art printing.
Today, after 20 years in business, Jack and Fine Art New Mexico work with hundreds of highly accomplished photographers from coast to coast preparing and printing work for galleries, shows, and books.

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.