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Date: May 6, 2020 @7PM

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University.


Paula will be present a “Photo Stand Up” for the Duxbury Camera Club on what is involved in realizing a photography agenda. The experience will involve her personal way of “telling it like it is,” in a conversational style that often uses honesty, empathy, humor and practical examples (both real and imagined).

She will first spend some time on workaday matters, how to look at photographs (and all artwork) and address all audience queries. Eventually in sharing her suggestions for the etiquette and industry practices of marketing photography work for exposure she will get to the underbelly of the “do not dos.”

Anyone with questions on evaluating photographs, marketing for exhibitions and other photographic opportunities, from local and national galleries, to museums and other photo-world players, may benefit from this conversation covering various topics, genres and skill sets.



Date: June 3, 2020
Location: Merry Room at the Duxbury Library

Description:  Bid a fond fairwell to the 2019-2020 season with a presentation of Field Trip and Member Slideshows. Refreshments will be served.

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Date: December 2, 2020 @7PM 

Location: Merry Room - Duxbury Free Library

Shawn Carey (Migration Productions) produces bird and wildlife related multi-media presentations, videos and photo workshops that have been presented all over the United States. Shawn moved from his home in Pennsylvania to Massachusetts in 1986 and started watching birds in 1988. His avid interest in photography was joined with a newfound passion for birding and he began to combine the two in 1991. By 1994, he and good friend Jim Grady started Migration Productions as a way to present their multi-image slide presentations to a live audience. 

Migration Productions offers the finest quality bird and wildlife programs with stunning photographs, video, and soundtracks. They feature interviews with many people involved with bird watching and natural history topics. Since 1994, Migration Productions has presented its programs to camera clubs and natural history and birding organizations including Mass Audubon, Eastern Mass Hawk Watch, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and countless others.


Shawn’s photos have been published in the Boston GlobeNew York TimesMass Audubon Sanctuary magazine, Science magazine, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary magazine and many others over the last 20 years. In 1997, he started teaching bird photography workshops (Fundamentals of Bird Photography) for the Massachusetts Audubon and he is an instructor for Summer Fields Schools on Cape Cod for Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.


Member of:

Mass. Audubon (Advisory Council)

Mass Audubon Museum of American Bird Art, Canton, MA (Advisory Board)

Eastern Mass Hawk Watch (Past President and current Vice President)

Nuttall Ornithological Club (Past Advisory Board)

Goldenrod Foundation (Advisory Board)

Brookline Bird Club (Past council member 7 years)

Bird Observer Magazine (Board of Directors)

South Shore Bird Club

South Shore Camera Club

American Birding Association

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Tanzania: A Photographer’s Journey

East Africa evokes images of vast grasslands teeming with exotic animals. Enormous herds of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, and gazelles graze under the watchful eyes of Africa’s great predators. It is nature at its most wild. In a region abundant with wildlife, perhaps no country is as celebrated as Tanzania. Home to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, Tanzania is a nature enthusiast’s paradise.

For this special presentation, join wildlife photographer Shawn Carey on an adventure into the heart of Tanzania. We’ll take a safari vehicle into the country’s spectacular national parks and see the “Big Five”—African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard—in all their glory. Along the way, we’ll search for and photograph Cheetahs, Giraffes, Black-backed Jackals, and Hippos. And we’ll encounter a panoply of Tanzania’s wonderful and amazing birds, including the Greater Flamingo, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Giant Kingfisher, and Grey-crowned Crane—the country’s national bird. If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting East Africa and its incredible wildlife, this is a journey you’ll never forget. And it may just have you planning your own African adventure.

Contact Shawn Carey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for information or visit our website at 



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