Holy man by longtime West Kootenay Camera Club member Jim Ford.

Holy man by longtime West Kootenay Camera Club member Jim Ford.

Winning photographs grace Nelson library walls

The exhibition by the Nelson Camera Club features last year's winners of the club's annual competition.

The West Kootenay Camera Club has clicked with our region’s camera enthusiasts for 25 years, sharing tips and expertise, enthusiasm and support, and a love for the art of photography. In celebration, the club is showing work throughout the Kootenays — including a special show at the Nelson Public Library in May and June.

Each year the club holds a photography show and competition — this year this year, at the Kootenay Gallery in Castlegar June 5 to 12 — showcasing the work of talented local photographers vying for prizes. This year’s show, with more than 200 entries expected, celebrated a quarter century for the West Kootenay Camera Club.

Last year’s winning photographs make up the Nelson Library show. Photographers include Jim Ford (portrait and travel categories), Jim Lawrence (wildlife and nature categories), Peter Moll (human interest), Marie Croteau (flowers), Jerry Schmidt (junk), Ross Scott (open category), and Nel Vandergaag (architecture). The exhibition runs through May and June.

The Camera Club meets every second Monday September through June in the Castlegar Library meeting room, and they welcome new members. Monthly friendly competitions help hone skills, and there’s an annual photo show. There are workshops, field trips, and opportunities for good fun. For more information on the club go to westkootenaycameraclub.com.