CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CAMERA CLUB (CCCC)
The Champaign County Camera Club (CCCC) meets twice a month September through May at 7:00 p.m. in the Siebel Center for Computer Science, on the University of Illinois Urbana Campus in Room 1103. Amateur and professional photographers are welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend the meetings. Check our Calendar for location or date changes.
2018 Best In Show Winners
The Best In Show competition depends upon having competent and knowledgeable judges donate their services. A huge thank you to judges Lyosha Svinarski and Chris Main for viewing and judging over 470 prints this year! Due to a last minute illness, an experienced photographer from the Champaign County Camera Club filled in as the third judge.
Lyosha Svinarski is a native of Leningrad, Russia with a formal education in pediatric medicine. A self-taught artist, as painter and photographer, he is a member of the New Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. Lyosha moved to the U.S. in 1989 bringing his photographic enthusiasm with him to Urbana and founding the Urbana Museum of Photography in 2012. The UMoP is the only institution in Champaign County that represents traditional still-film photography. Lyosha has served as a judge for numerous CCCC competitions and this marks his first year as a Best In Show judge.
Chris Main has been a photographer for 20 years. She specializes in Midwestern landscape images and has a particular interest in Illinois state parks with their abundance of native wildflowers and other flora. She trained primarily at the University of Illinois in their Graduate Program for Fine and Applied Arts. In addition, Chris has studied photography at Columbia College in Chicago as well as the International School for Photography in New York City. Chris has hosted exhibits of her work in numerous Champaign venues and has participated widely in summer art fairs throughout the State. Her work can be found displayed throughout Champaign-Urbana. Chris is a former member of the CCCC and chaired the Best in Show competition for many years.