Our June program meeting will be very special.  Mario Digirolamo, long time Atlanta Photographic Society (APS) member and five time consecutive winner of our Creative Photographer of the Year award (1994-1998), will present images from his new (2015) book, Visione: A Midcentury Photographic Memoir, highlighting his superb black & white images from around the world.

Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta features Mario’s images from Visione in an ongoing exhibition extended through July 17.  Mario is a master of the “decisive moment” of street photography.  His latest book and exhibition have gotten a lot of press including: Arts Atlanta, WABE and CNN.  Follow those links to read the reviews. Brooks Jensen, Editor of LensWork notes that,“DiGirolamo makes us smile, and think, and reflect and remember.”  Update: The AJC also covered Mario’s exhibition at Lumiere in its Friday June 5 edition, page D5.

Here are examples of Mario’s work from his three books.

From Visione

Entering the Eternal City - Rome, Italy 1955 by Mario Digirolamo

From Sole e Ombre

In Prayer - Rome Italy, 1956 by Mario Digirolamo

And from Abstractions


Pigment Print by Mario Digirolamo

This will be a great program evening for anyone considering joining a photography club.  Mario’s program will be followed by an informal member’s critique.  The purpose of our critiques is to enjoy a casual open discussion of lots of images as we learn from each other.   Members bring up to three unmounted images which will be displayed using a “magnet” board.

Everyone is invited.  Come and join in the fun.  Visitors to our APS programs and competitions are always welcome!

Jim Harrison, APS President