Monthly Meetings

Each monthly meeting includes an educational speaker presenting topics related to current trends in photography. Potential speakers are carefully selected for their photography expertise and presentation skills. Some of the meetings may include “open critiques” of member’s images, or critiques by the judges of the BPG Fall Exhibition that is displayed in the museum’s Borderlands Gallery.


Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 @ 10 a.m. EST – Bergman Theatre
begins at 9:30 am

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 881 4150 8758 Passcode: 547541

“Evoking Empathy through Photography”

Tim Flach will be discussing his body of work, particularly in context of what depictions of animals can most powerfully connect us with them and evoke empathy, and thereby lead to possible conservation actions during his November presentation to the BPG.

Flach has always been fascinated about why certain images have emerged and what they have in common. Tim will be sharing perceptual theories around luminance and colour, left gaze bias, and composition.

  • Tim Flach is a photographer best known for his stylized portraits of animals and for the originality that he brings to capturing animal behaviour and characteristics.   
  • His work is driven by a desire to better communicate stories of the natural world and to explore questions around art, communication and conservation science.
    In recognition of his work, he has received numerous awards, including an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society and an Honorary Doctorate University of Arts London. 
  • His photographs are showcased in books, exhibitions, and galleries around the world.
    Birds is Flach’s sixth book published by Abrams, following Equus (2008), Dogs (2010; published in the United Kingdom as Dogs Gods), More than Human (2012), Endangered (2017) and Who Am I? (2019), his first children’s book.