Current Exhibit



Ninth Exhibit of work by the members of the Brandywine Photo Collective

February 2 thru April 22, 2018
Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware

Reception, Friday, February 2, 5:00–7:00 p.m.

This is an exhibit like no other photography exhibit you have seen! Just as a singer can interpret a song, we are challenging ourselves to interpret each other’s work in ways unlike anyone else’s.

Each participating member of the Brandywine Photo Collective has one image in this exhibit at the Biggs Museum of American Art, printed as they would want it seen, but that same image also is interpreted by three others in the group. The exhibit shows some of the many ways in which images can change between the camera and the final print, based on the artist’s intent.

It was Ansel Adams’ idea that the original image out of the camera is like the composition of a piece of music while the print is like a conductor’s performance of that composition, or like a singer’s performance of what a songwriter has penned.

This exhibit challenged those who participated. Most of us do little post-processing to our images once they are out of the camera. We had to learn a lot and take some chances!

Original Photographer and Performers
Cindy Bonnes image was performed by Jeffrey Rubin, Gerry Meekins, Kathy Buckalew
Walter Borders = Danny Schweers, Kathy Buckalew, Cindy Bonnes
Kathy Buckalew = Cindy Bonnes, Ken Francis, Walter Borders
Ken Francis = Danny Schweers, Lynn Maniscalco, Cindy Bonnes
Kerry Harrison = Jeffrey Rubin, Lynn Maniscalco, Walter Borders
Lynn Maniscalco = Gerry Meekins, Walter Borders, Ken Francis
Gerry Meekins = Jeffrey Rubin, Danny Schweers, Kathy Buckalew
Jeffrey Rubin = Ken Francis, Gerry Meekins, Danny Schweers
Danny Schweers = Gerry Meekins, Jeffrey Rubin, Lynn Maniscalco

Past Exhibits

Click here to see some past exhibits of the Brandywine Photo Collective.

Erik Kissa commenting on work at a members' meeting. Danny Schweers photo using a plastic toy lens with his iPhone.

ABOVE: Erik Kissa commenting on work at a members’ meeting. Danny Schweers photo using a plastic toy lens with his iPhone. Click on the photo to see it larger.

About Us

The Brandywine Photo Collective is an alliance of accomplished photographers in the Brandywine Valley who meet regularly for inspiration, education and fellowship. We explore and promote fine art photography by sharing our vision, increasing our knowledge, encouraging one another, and exhibiting our work. It was founded in 2003 by David McClintock.


Regular Members’ Meeting are usually the Third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Members are welcome to bring guests, but guests usually do not show work. We encourage members to schedule guest speakers who will bring work, but this should be arranged in advance. For details, please contact Danny Schweers.