Professional photographer presents on Cityscapes

New York City

Members of the Radford Photo Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, On at 6 p.m. at the Radford Public Library for a program about Cityscapes presented by Michele Borgarelli, an international award-winning photographer and a club member.

Borgarelli’s photography journey started when he received an Agfamatic 100 for his 10th birthday. “Since that time, I have been fascinated by photography and have been using Minolta, Polaroid, Rolleiflex, Pentax and Nikon cameras.” His photography interest is mainly focused on landscape, travel, street, and black and white photography.

Recently, he embraced the idea of Luigi Ghirri and Sebastiao Salgado: photography is a language through which stories can be told that can be understood by anybody. As such, Borgarelli’s work is now organized in projects aimed at telling different stories, sometimes with the same pictures.

“I do this by integrating the context of the photo itself in the new narrative I wish to portray with my own work. It is in this manner that new stories can emerge from the same images.”

The photo challenge for the September meeting is the recent club picnic. There is also an open category and a table for photos members would like to discuss.

The Radford Photo Club is made up of professional and amateur photographers from throughout the New River Valley. Meetings, events, and outings are open to the public. If you have questions about the club, email Lucy Gilmore at or Michele Borgarelli at