Marble Hill Camera & Supper Club was established in April of 2016. For the first year, meetings took place in the living room of a rented house in the Bronx. A meal was prepared and potluck style dishes were donated by attendees. The house was sold and we moved to Queens.
Patrice Aphrodite Helmar founded and continues to curate and produce the event. Currently, the MHCSC meets at Gottscheer Hall in Ridgewood, Queens.
Each month, six photographers, writers, and artists are invited to present their work. A $5 dollar donation is requested to offset the cost of hall rental.
The club was founded with a DIY aesthetic, in the style of a queer family dinner and skill share.
Inclusivity and openness are encouraged. Critical discourse is welcome, but this event happily occurs outside of the gallery and institutional model.
The spirit of this club is an exchange of ideas, photographs, and a community coming together to spend time with each other. Marble Hill was founded on radical inclusiveness and generosity.
Our mission is to bring the discussion of photography to photographers, students, or artists who use it as a tool in their work.
Meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in photography is encouraged to attend.