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Family First Presented by Novant Health: Intro to Photography


$5 General admission; Free for members
  • About This Program

    Learn about the art of photography and the groundbreaking impact of African-American photographers in a new workshop with noted photographer Chris Charles.

    The session includes a show and tell about gear and lighting, a discussion about types of photography and an opportunity for participants to get behind the lens. Please note: attendees should bring their own camera or smart phone.

    About The Artist

    Chris CharlesBorn and raised in Brooklyn, NY with dreams of becoming an architect, Chris Charles studied Architectural Engineering at SUNY Farmingdale College of Technology prior to a "short" 12-year stint as a US Army Paratrooper (random, but true)... all the while honing his skills in coffee making and chocolate cake eating. After some years in the private sector as an IT professional, Charles then earned a degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham and has been able to use his technical training and natural ability to successfully carve a niche for himself in the local and national markets.

    His client list includes Red Bull, Spike Lee, Moleskine, Durham County, renowned architect Phil Freelon (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture), The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Toyota, and Grammy Nominated artists such as The Foreign Exchange, Rapsody, and Nnenna Freelon. Learn more at

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

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