One World hosts exhibition from Shutterbug photography club

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BENNINGTON — The Shutterbug Club, a group of local photographers, will have an exhibition of nature photography on display at the One World Conservation Center through at least the end of the year.

The photos on display are all on sale, and include landscapes, waterfalls, birds, and animals large and small.

The club was founded in 2013 by local photography enthusiasts Kim Burke and Jon Davis. Since then, the club has grown to 25 members. Burke said the members range from hobbyists to professionals, and the subject matter from nature photography, to portraits, to landscapes, and everything in between. She said the group began as a club for local people who share a love of photography. Eventually, she said, they were lucky enough to have some professionals, such as Steve Goodhue and Eric Wood, join, which allowed them to host classes for members, in addition to regular meetings and get-togethers. "It's really helped everyone grow as photographers," said Burke.

"We get together often to share our experience and technical skills with each other," she said, "We also get together for outings to various locations in the area to capture the beauty around us, each of us with our own vision and interpretation of what that beauty is, through our own eyes.

The club hosted its first exhibition at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in downtown Bennington in June of last year. Members have since displayed their photography at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the Bennington Welcome Center.

One World Executive Director Holly Betit was excited about the collaboration, and praised the work of the photographers. "I could never capture all of the color that's in these photos," she said.

The exhibition opened with a reception on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Until the exhibit closes, the public is welcome to view the photos on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

One World Conservation Center is located at 413 Route 7 South in Bennington.

Contact Derek Carson at 802-447-7567, ext. 122.


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