Local photographer and Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) lifetime benefactor Stephen Fisher recently led the first workshop since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early March.

His workshop, “The Healing Effects of Digital Photography”, included six participants in its first session.

The 4-week interactive course meets the guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control.

“The COVID-19 virus has affected each of us in many different ways. I personally went through a period of ‘creative block’ where I just didn’t want to get out and make photographs,” said Fisher. “As a professional photographer, this was a real problem for me. Fortunately, I dusted off all of my camera gear and got back to doing what I love, making art! I just needed some sunshine and fresh air again.”

Fisher said getting out of the house with his camera and enjoying the community is great therapy and has helped him cope. He also insists it can be done safely.

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