Current Exhibition

Chasing Shadows into the Light

Featuring Guest Photographer Bill Lyons

Currently a multi-media staff photographer at the SI Advance, Mr. Lyons has been a Gordon Parks Award winner and has been published in the National Press Photographers Association's "Best of Photojournalism.

"I remember that as a child I was fascinated with shapes found in the clouds and with the shadows they made on the ground as the wind moved them between the earth and sun. I would try to run in those shadows, chasing them till they were gone. It is that same type of observation that drives my photography today.

As a photojournalist I must work quickly...sometimes I must quietly observe, listen and wait for the right moment that embodies the essence of a story.

I take that fluidity into my personal work, especially the - Chasing Shadows - work. I follow them, watch them as they change with the light and try to capture the moment when everything comes together in a harmonious composition."

- Bill Lyons

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 11th, from 5-8 p.m. (CPG Gallery is a stop on the Second Saturday Staten Island Art Walk!)

On view from July 11 - August 16, 2015.


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Richard Xuereb

CPG member Richard Xuereb's Cactus and Lava, Galapagos 1f is one of eight photos chosen by the Galapagos Conservancy to be featured as downloadable screensaver images.

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Can You See Me Now

CPG's International Juried Show

CPG challenged participants in this international juried show to explore how they defined themselves, the people they relate to and the world around them using technologies available on smartphones & smart devices.

$1000 in cash prizes were awarded.

Can You See Me Now Slideshow.




Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea

First National Juried Photography Show

"Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea" is a celebration of the great lighthouses and the bays, waterways and seas - coastal and inland - located throughout the world. This exhibit seeks, through photography, to pay homage to the great visual stories, tales, and history of lighthouses and waterways throughout the world.

The juried show was on exhibit from March 7-29, 2015, at the National Lighthouse Museum.

$2500 in cash prizes were awarded.

Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea Slideshow.

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A Little About CPG

The Creative Photographers Guild is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization of photographers, from novice to professional, whose mission is to bring the universally expressive power of photography to the community.

The Guild also aims to provide a vibrant avenue for the promotion and appreciation of the creative and innovative world of photography to the greater New York community, especially Staten Island.

In service of those goals, the Guild opened the CPG Gallery in March of 2009 on Staten Island's arts-oriented North Shore.

Members also seek other venues in which to exhibit photographs, promote public awareness of the unique artistic qualities of photography, support other artists and arts projects, and share skills and information with the community at large.

All are encouraged to visit the gallery and speak with the photographers, one of whom is always on hand for discussions.

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Visit the CPG Gallery at 814 Richmond Terrace (entrance on Tysen Street), Staten Island, New York. The gallery is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00 pm., or by appointment.


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