I hope all is well with you AND your wife and new baby. As the month of May approaches I wanted to remind you of our phone conversation about your upcoming visit to our camera club to display and talk about your photography. Our meeting will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 7, at the Marvin Memorial United Methodist Church at Four Corners in Silver Spring (SSCC Meeting Location). (We meet in Room 204; please park in Lot A--see map below)
I am enclosing a short bio of you for our newsletter from information that I gleaned from your website. Please look it over and let me know if I have accurately captured the gist of your history and your work. Attached here is also a link to our meeting location and a blow-up sketch of the church and parking lot. I will also send a courtesy reminder a day or two before the meeting itself.
SSCC Program Chair
Chris Keeley is a licensed social worker, who, for the last 11-1/2 years, has worked as a social worker/supervisor for the Child and Family Services Agency in Washington, DC. He holds both a Master degree in Social Work and Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. Moreover, Chris is also an artist, activist, interventionist, and last but not least, a social documentary photographer.
Keeley’s photographs have appeared in dozens of one-person and group exhibits throughout the Washington, DC area and in a wide variety of venues. These not only include various art and photo galleries and salons, but also schools and colleges, social clubs, embassies, institutes, and cafes. Dozens of his images have also been published in numerous art and social publications. And Keeley himself has also made appearances on TV stations both here and abroad, and has garnered several awards for both his social work and his photography.
As an artist, Keeley’s photographs “speak to the internal search many individuals undergo during the lifelong quest for meaning and self-awareness. . . His images are unsympathetic, and communicate the inner emotional trauma of the homeless, the addicted, and of the lonely, as well as pride and the strength of human bonding experienced by addicts in recovery.”
(For an extensive list of Keeley’s accomplishments and some of his photographs, see http://tunlaw.org/res.htm.)