PRESIDENT: JERRY HANESgchanes@centurytel.net
Retiring in 1986 after 30 years with Ford Motor Co., the move to Durango was supposed to be the time to change from a weekend photographer. Having shot weddings, auto racing, and freelancing for newspapers in the Chicago Area since the late 1960's, this was going to be THE change. Wrong.
I fell back into the old habit, ten years as a stringer shooting spot news and assignments for the Durango Herald, working a year with the Pine River Times, I still wanted to become a serious photographer.
Changing to digital in 2003, it was another 5 years before I joined The Durango Photography Club wanting to learn to be a better Photographer. I am still learning.
VICE PRESIDENT / PROGRAM DIRECTOR: JERRY BAUMANNgsbaumann@msn.com
Jerry Baumann has lived in Colorado for 40 years, photographing historic trains, landscapes, Puebloan ruins, wild flowers, and children. He resides in Durango, Colorado.
SECRETARY: LINDA PAMPINELLAlpampin@mindspring.com
The Durango Photography Club was my inspiration for switching from film to digital. The Club has introduced me to many talented photographers who have become good friends, and it has turned my mere interest in photography into a real passion. Thanks, DPC!
I grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and lived in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and The Colony, Texas, before moving to Bayfield, Colorado, in 1999 with my husband, Tom, and son, Thomas. My work regularly appears in DURANGO MAGAZINE as well as various galleries in the Durango area. I have won numerous awards, including Grand Champion of both the Archuleta County Fair and the La Plata County Fair, and Honorable Mention at the Center for Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College. For 2007 I was honored to have been selected as a Durango Area Tourism Office “Chosen Artist”. My camera is a Nikon D200.
FIELDTRIP CHAIRMAN: BRANSON REYNOLDSbranson@bransonreynolds.com
For over 30 years Branson Reynolds has studied and explored throughout the west. His backgrounds in biology, archaeology, and photography led to a career as a photographer, writer, teacher and guide. His work has appeared in numerous books and publications such as Outside, Backpacker, the New York and LA Times, and on the Outdoor Channel, and his photography has been exhibited in galleries from Santa Fe to Toronto.