Greater Lynn Photographic Association
564 Boston Street
Lynn, MA 01905
P.O. Box 9
Lynn, MA 01905
Greater Lynn Photographic Association is a charitable, non-profit, and tax exempt organization under Section (501)(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts and donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law
The Greater Lynn Photographic Association is a group of photo-hobbyists dedicated to "teaching the craft of the camera and exploring the art of photography." The membership is a group of serious photographers ranging from young adults to retirees and from total beginners to a Pulitzer Prize winning professional, with most of us somewhere in between.
Membership is open to everyone, and neither a photographic portfolio, nor fancy camera equipment is required.
Beyond regular programming, GLPA members have a tradition of involvement with junior high, high school, and adults in local communities. Our membership also participates in several community projects each year such as food drives, offering shelter/halfway house families the opportuity to have their photographs taken, and restoring antique images for the Historical Society.
All Monday night programs and workshop / discussion nights begin at 7:30 P.M. September through May. Doors open approximately at 6:45 P.M. We also meet on numerous other days and evenings for a variety of activities as diverse as instructional seminars and and Saturday night socials. Come early to chat or to browse our library. Guests are always welcome. For more information on what activities our club offers, click here.
Other highlights of our year include a fall photo course open to the public, the member mini show, field trips, instructional programs, print and projected image competitions, workshops, and the December holiday and June banquets.
Our members show their work at an ongoing exhibition at the North Shore Medical Center, Union Hospital, 500 Lynnfield Street, Lynn, MA, in the West Medical Building, the cafeteria, and the central corridor on the ground floor. Also, once a year they exhibit at the Grosvenor Park Gallery, 7 Loring Hills Avenue, Salem, MA.
In 1997, GLPA purchased and remodeled an old school house. This facility is handicapped accessible with convenient off-street parking. Our membership's prints are displayed on the auditorium walls and rotated for each month's competition. We have a ceiling mounted digital projector with a 12' x 12' screen which are complemented by a quality sound system making viewing and listening a pleasure. Our auditorium is large enough for multiple model setups and seats 120 with an elevated projection booth. Our facilities also include a kitchen area and smaller meeting rooms.
GLPA Building Fund
The Building Fund is an ongoing fund to which donations are received for upkeep and new projects to maintain the building. All donations are tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tallied (general donatons and service-in-kind), and when a member reaches a certain level, a plate in their name is made up for the Patron Board which hangs above the Membership desk. As the accumulated donations go up, their plate is moved to the higher appropriate level.
The benefactor levels are:
$250 - Friend
$500 - Sponsor
$1,000 - Benefactor
$2,500 - Gold Benefactor
$5,000 - Platinum Benefactor
$10,000 - Conservator