The Western Wisconsin Photography Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the River Room at The Phipps Center for the Arts. The meeting will feature a competition salon of member submitted images that will be judged by Keith Bridges. Bridges will provide positive critique of each image, as well as helpful feedback to improve the photography. This will be an insightful and valuable learning experience.

Bridges is a photographer, playwright and director who recently moved to the Twin Cities area. His work in commercial and portrait photography has evolved into a primary focus on fine art photography with prints and exhibits. Bridges' art projects range from still life to abstracts to contextualized portraits. His most recent fine art exhibit "Man Made" is a series of still life images (with accompanying excerpts of dialogue) that explores the concept of masculinity; this exhibit was featured at the Arts Center of St. Peter this past fall and at the Plymouth Creek Center Gallery this past winter. Bridges lives with his wife and daughter in Plymouth.

The club is a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages, interests, and abilities and is a member of the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs and the North Central Camera Club Council. Meetings are both social and educational; they are held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts. Additional special meetings are also scheduled to accommodate speakers, hands-on workshops, and group shooting opportunities. The public is welcome to attend meetings or to become a member. For further information, please visit the club's website at www.wiphotoclub.com