The Riviera Camera Club is holding an exhibition of the works of its members throughout the holiday season in Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Their names are Lorraine, Linda, Rositsa, Kate, Lisa, Gira and Kathryn. They came to the French Riviera for their studies, a job opportunity or sometimes just by accident and they fell in love with the region for its gentle year-round climate, its Mediterranean location or its vibrant colours. But no matter what their initial reasons were for choosing the south of France, the seven members of the Riviera Camera Club now get to share their unique vision of their adoptive home with everyone, locals and expats alike, during a photo exhibit that is being held at the Welcome Hotel in Villefranche-sur-Mer this holiday season.
For the last few years, under the guidance of their teacher, Rebecca Marshall, those amateur photographers have wandered through the region with camera in hand, in search of the perfect photo opportunity. As one of them, Lorraine Davidson, puts it: “the light here makes our surroundings look different from one day to the next. I completely understand why people are drawn to this part of the world.”
And from little villages and vineyards to lavender fields and national parks, they have captured little moments from their every day life on the coast and put into images their own perception of the Côte d’Azur.
The exhibition Mediterranean Moments : Pespectives on the French Riviera is being held every day until the 4th of January. If you cannot make it to Villefranche-sur-Mer, you can always check the images online.
If you would like to become a member of the Riviera Camera Club, you can contact Rebecca Marshall via her website. You can also get information on upcoming classes here, as well as the opportunity to view samples of her work as a professional photographer for The New York Times and Der Spiegel, among many other outlets.
3, quai de l’Admiral Courbet
All images courtesy Riviera Camera Club; lead image All About Jack © Lisa Peck; Fishing © Lorraine Davidson; The Lone Bather © Kathryn Tomasetti; Apéro Niçois © Rositsa Lazova