Bill Brokaw was the heart and soul of The Photographers Group. After two long years apart, it was remarkable for the Hunterdon County photographic community to come together to pay tribute to Bill at his studio in Frenchtown. I did not know Bill well. We met online during the pandemic when he reached out to the Princeton Photograph Club for participation in a Hunterdon Barns, Bridges and Buildings Photo Project for the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.
Jennifer Bubb Brown purchased The Photographers Group from Bill. It will continue under the joint leadership of Melissa Mertzman, Jenn, Lori Lucas, Ken Curtis and Mike Brint. The main goal will be to keep that spark alive and continue to pursue Bill’s passion for projects. The new leadership team will make an announcement detailing our first project in the coming weeks.
After what was the group’s first meeting after the lockdown from the global pandemic and also a member-only sale of Bill’s extensive list of digital and film photography gear, I walked across Race Street to Blue Raven Records. A few minutes later, I walked out with a used copy of Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall album.