Who we are:

Canberra PhotoConnect supports members wherever they are on their artistic journey, whether you are looking to take photos of family with a smartphone camera or a professional looking for somewhere to find inspiration and support. We are Canberra-based but host presentations from artists from all over Australia and sometimes overseas. We hold face-to-face meetings and also ZOOM get-togethers so you can join us from anywhere (time zones permitting, of course).

Canberra PhotoConnect aims to foster connections between photographers and artists in other genres and between related organisations. Membership is open to photographers and non-photographers.

We host discussion groups and workshops, support member-based projects and encourage community involvement.

Objectives of Canberra PhotoConnect:

(a) to promote, support and enrich the practice of photography and its links to the arts and society;

(b) to assist, encourage and inspire members, whatever their existing skills and interests, in the development and expression of their artistic vision through shared learning and collaboration;

(c) to encourage the use of photography, together with other visual and expressive arts as appropriate, to create social value and meaning for members and the wider community.

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"The track to fairyland" by Barrie Ridgway, June Images and Ideas

What we do:

Images and Ideas: Share via ZOOM, first Sat of each month,

Upcoming meetings, July 2nd, Aug 6, Sept 3 

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

     Please click here to join our mailing list to receive links to our events.

     Newsletters with meeting links are sent monthly.

     Reminders are sent out the day before each event.

Print Group, second Fri morning of each month.

(Book group will meet separately, details TBA)

Next meeting, Friday 8th JULY, 10.30 am. Room 9 Griffin Centre.

Upcoming meetings Aug 12th, Sept 3rd.

July Meeting, Friday 8th July.

This group is primarily for the sharing of prints. If you would like to share screen-based (digital) images, please join our Images and Ideas sharing sessions (see above).


Creative Workshop with Chris Holly

Upcoming meetings, July 9th, Aug 13th, Sept 10th.

     Meets via ZOOM on the second Saturday of each month, 2.30 -4.30 pm .

Hedda Discussion Group for women photographers.

Upcoming meetings, 10.30 a.m. July 15th, August 19th, Sept 16th.      

      Room 9 Griffin Centre, Genge Street, Civic.

      Please click here to sign up for links for Hedda Group meetings only (this is a separate mailing list). 

Evening Connections:

Next meeting on Tuesday 26th July (last Tuesday of the month). We will confirm venue just before the date. Upcoming meetings 30th August, 27th September.

Meetings at 6.30 pm in the Bistro, Hellenic Club, Woden. 

Under normal conditions, the last Tuesday of each month, 6.30 pm. Dinner and an informal look at art and photography. Hosted by Matt James. Discussion topics vary.

      Please email canberraphotoconnect(at) if you would like to attend.

Post processing group

Next meetings, 13th July, 10th August, 14th September.

      Monthly meetings via Zoom, 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm.

      Informal sharing and discussions and some more formal presentations from time to time.

      Click here to learn more. 

Presentation by invited creative artist

Each month we invite a creative artist to talk about their work. Third Sat of each month 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm via ZOOM.  Again, please join our mailing list to receive zoom links.

Upcoming dates, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September.

July Presentation: World of Waterbugs and Other Macrophotography

Saturday 16th July at 2.30 pm via ZOOM.


Cristy's work is currently on show at Tibinbilla Visitors Centre (from 10 June to 16 July. She will be speaking to us on the last day of her show, so if you have an opportunity, take a drive out to Tidbinbilla before 16 July.

World of Water Bugs exhibition

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Tidbinbilla Visitor Centre

Cost: Free!!

Bookings: Bookings not required

"My World" (Exhibition image from World of Waterbugs) by Cristy Froehlich


"My World" from "World of Waterbugs,"an exhibiton of photographs currently on show at the Tidbinbilla Visitors Centre: Photo by Cristy Froehlich 

A Selection of Member Achievements

Congratulations to Judy Parker - Mullins 2021 Finalist: click on image to go to gallery of Judy's Conceptual Photography

Our inaugural exhibition "CONNECTIONS" was held at M16 ArtSpace 

An exhibition of photographs by members of Canberra PhotoConnect was held at

M16 ArtSpace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, from Friday 21 May to Sun 6 June.

Gallery hours: Weds to Sunday 12 - 5 pm.


Read a review of the exhibition and listen to Barbie Robinson of Living Arts Canberra talking to Helen McFadden about the "Connections" exhibition

Brian Rope of the Canberra Critics Circle has also written a review of the exhibition that may be read here.

"Connections" Exhibition. Click image to see gallery of exhibited work

Photobooks and Storytelling (Click Image)

A slide show of Member's recent work

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Member Highlights

APS Photobook of the Year, 2020 (Sponsored by the APS Print Group and MomentoPro)

Two Canberra PhotoConnect members have been recognised in the 2020 APS Photobook of the Year Award. Brian Rope won second place in the portfolio category with "Liked"

Watch a video of the book

Helen McFadden won second place in the storytelling category with "If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies."

Watch a video of the book

Click here to see the official announcement and details of all the winners.

Click here to see these and other wonderful photobooks by Canberra PhotoConnect members  or click on the images below to see the winning books in full.

Liked by Brian Rope

If I had my life over I'd pick more daisies by Helen McFadden

Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Competition 2020

Warmest congratulations to CPC member Judy Parker who has just won the Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography 2020 Competition. For more information about this competition and to see the finalist's work and a virtual exhibition, go to the Australian Photographic Society website.

To see more conceptual photography click on Judy's winning image below.

Dumpster Sketchbook: Waterside by Judy Parker