History of the Coastal Photo Club
The New Bern Camera Club (NBCC) was established by Elizabeth Dunn in early 1991 “to bring people together who want to share their interests and skills in photography.” Its stated core mission was “learning and teaching.” The club sponsored competitions, speakers, field trips, and community projects such as photography contests, slideshows for schools and nursing homes, and providing photography services for other nonprofit groups. Between 2003 and 2005, the NBCC organized three exhibitions of member photography at the Bank of the Arts, the gallery run by the Craven Arts Council in New Bern. In 2005, 23 photographers participated in this event.In fall of 2006 the NBCC changed its name to the Coastal Photo Club.
The Coastal Photo Club Mission
To bring together persons who are interested in acquiring and developing an appreciation of the art and techniques of photography,
1. Provide opportunities for exchange of ideas and the dissemination of information on all phases of photography.
2. Provide regular programs and competitions for the membership.
3. Provide constructive criticism and helpful suggestions to members, together with advice, help and encouragement of beginners.
4. Promote fellowship and mutual aid.
5. Work in cooperation with other camera clubs and organizations interested in photography.
6. Giving back to the community through photography-related service projects.