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.
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 Marble Hill Camera & Supper Club initially began in a private home, on the first or second Saturday of each month. The house we rented was sold, and we moved to Queens.
Invitations are via word of mouth, or by presenting photographers.
For more information on an upcoming meeting email: