Guerrilla Photo Group was founded in 2006 by Albuquerque-based commercial photographer Rip Williams. We're an ongoing creative collaborative focused on making photographic art in a social, fun and safe environment. The weekly group is free, but we encourage everyone to bring something to share (beer and cupcakes are the current favorites.) Dozens of Photographers, Models, Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists of all skill levels convene each (and every) Wednesday evening at 5:30pm. Although GPG has some aspects of a seminar, looks like a meet-and-greet and happens regularly like a class, it's none of the above.
The basic premise is that if you throw total noobs and working pros into a studio-shaped blender... giving them all full access to each others respective creativity, passion and expertise... that out the other end comes fantastic photographic art. It's sometimes silly, dark, surprising, gorgeous ...frequently edgy. This ain't your after-school photography class. It's a creative playground for grown-ups. We allow booze. We allow nudity. We're pro-art, pro-active, pro-woman and pro-education. We're diverse, anti-pretension and jerk intolerant. If this sounds like your cup-o-tea, feel free to drop us a line, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Guerrilla Photo Group is made possible by the help of our Sponsors and Supporting Members, as well as other generous donations of time and effort from participants. Also, our Advisory Board meets regularly to help address participant concerns and make other operational decisions.
The ALBUQUERQUE, NM group meets every Wednesday from 5:30-11:30pm at Rip Williams Photography Studio (here's a map.) Regular "field trips" occur in and around the Albuquerque/Santa Fe areas (and occasionally, much farther flung.)
The SEATTLE, WA group meets are TBD and coming soon! Watch HERE for info.
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