A very busy professional photographer, Harold Shapiro’s work came to a halt as a result of Covid-19.
He made a conscious decision to pivot and use the time to channel his creativity into a new and exciting body of photographic work that he shares daily on social media.
In addition, he used his skills as a musician to bring joy and light through private concerts for over 350 people.
Join Harold to hear his uplifting story of how he kept his spirits high through channeling his artistic passions.
Harold Shapiro is a well-known photographer and respected teacher in the New Haven area.
He has been a full-time professional photographer for over 40 years. Also, he was Photo Department Head at The Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven for 30 years, where he has been teaching since 1984. He also teaches at Guilford Art Center and offers special workshops at Milford Photo.
For 34 years he has been photographing for Yale University, where he has the pleasure to work with the Yale Law School, School of Music, School of Medicine, School of Management, Yale Health Center among many other schools and departments.
He graduated from The New England School of Photography, with Honors in Color & Portraiture.
He has been an active volunteer for many years.
He received the American Hospital Association Volunteer Award for his work playing music for patients at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Ginger Calhoun Volunteer Service Award from SARAH – where he helped adults with Down Syndrome explore their world with photography. He also received the Arts Award, given annually by the Arts Council of New Haven and is an Associate Fellow at Jonathan Edwards College at Yale University.
In 2019, he was honored to receive The Bitsie Clark Artist Grant for his photographs “Luminous Instruments.”
He has used photography & music to reach people in need and shares this with of his students.
Please note the change in venue to:
Tumble Brook Country Club
367 Simsbury Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Masks must be worn indoors following protocol at Tumble Brook.
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Meeting ID: 832 7439 0958
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All are welcome!
Best in happiness and love,
Hartford Happiness Club
R.S.V.P. Appreciated but optional.
7:00 – 8:30 pm