The Creative Photographers’ Guild was founded by George Roos to promote photography as an art form on Staten Island.
The Guild’s mission is to promote and bring the universally expressive power of photography to the community. CPG Gallery is the premier photography gallery on Staten Island and is dedicated to innovation in photography. To that end, in March of 2009 the group combined resources to rent a gallery space at 814 Richmond Terrace.
The group includes both professionals and amateurs. Several members have published photography books or participated in book-length photo projects (DVDs); others have exhibited in galleries in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and internationally in France, Italy and Spain. Members also participate in outside exhibitions such as Art at Bay, Art by the Ferry, the Red Carpet Gallery, Art Lab, etc.
In furtherance of the Creative Photographers’ Guild mission, members also seek other venues in which to exhibit photographs, promote public awareness of the unique artistic qualities of photography, support other artists and arts projects, and share skills and information with the community at large.
PRESIDENT : STEVEN (FRITZ) WEISS
VICE PRESIDENT: RICHARD XUERUB
TREASURER: BOB HABER