Photo Club

Friends of the Riverhead Free Library

Community Photo Contest is Returning


The Riverhead Photo Club is pleased to be managing the 2021 contest for the Friends organization.  The theme will be “A World Rediscovered” and involve photos in four categories. They are landscape, MACRO/still life, nature/wildlife and portrait (people/pets).  Entrants can be adults or youth (K – 12).

Submission dates will be July 12th – August 17th on a first come / first served basis as we are limited to 100 total entries. Individuals may enter in any category but are limited to a total of two images. The entry fee is $20 for a single photo and $30 for two photos.

Entries must be submitted on line but the entrant must also be prepared to provide a framed print for display in the event the Overton Gallery in the library is available for displaying the contest entries.

Virtual judging will be done the end of August (no cash prizes) with the exhibit going live on October 1st.

More details will be provided as the entry date approaches.  Please watch the Friends and Photo Club pages on the library’s web page and also the Photo Club’s web page at



During the COVID-19 pandemic the Photo Club continues to function virtually and, as possible, with field (socially distant) photo trips

Certain risks are inherent in any photo walk or other Riverhead Photo Club (the “Club”) activity. Each Club member, guest or non-member participant agrees to accept personal responsibility for his or her safety and the safety of minors accompanying them. The Club cannot ensure the safety of any participant at Club activities. In participating in Club activities, each such person agrees to hold harmless and free from blame the activity leaders, the Club, its officers, directors and members for any accident, injury or illness which might be sustained from participating in any Club activities.

The Riverhead Photo Club, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Riverhead Free Library, provides a friendly and supportive environment for photographers of all ability levels to share ideas and knowledge with each other. The club members are friendly and willing to answer questions in an informal and open atmosphere.

Our bi-monthly meetings are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. They are currently held via Zoom.

We also aim to promote an interest in photography throughout the community public displays, contests and educational sessions. The club is a member of the Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) as part of a continuing effort to broaden skills and knowledge. Members can participate in monthly PFLI contests.


Since Riverhead has postponed the Street Painting Festival until the fall, we have modified our plans as well. We are planning these walks.

* June 3rd @ 10 AM – Peconic Herb Farm – 2749 River Rd., Calverton Landscape and flower photo tour – steady rain cancels.

* June 5th @ 2 PM – Quogue Wildlife Refuge – 3 Old Country Rd. Quogue, NY A rain date for this walk in the next day, June 6th @ 2 PM.

We invite non-members that are interested in photography to join us. Members will be available to answer questions about photography and the club.

If you wish to join a trip or would like more information about the club, please contact either:

Adele Wallach at or

Bob Bebon at

New members are always welcome.


Club information and photos can also be viewed on the club’s webpage: and its Facebook page “Riverhead Photo Club”.


New members are always welcome.

Club information and photos can also be viewed on the club’s webpage: and its Facebook page “Riverhead Photo Club”.