To all Club and Intermediate members. Remember your registration for the event of the year! You don’t need to know what you are going to show – just the intention to do so!
The Annual Exhibition might seem very distant just now, but it’s not too early to take note of the key dates, especially the deadline for all entries which is Thursday 10th May. All Club Members who enter work for the exhibition are guaranteed at least one image will be included in this major event for the Club that takes place this year between Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th August at the Assembly Room, Chichester.
You can find the the Annual Exhibition Guidance here: –
For your diaries, do please also note that the Club Pre-Exhibition meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd August at Tangmere Village Centre. The Preview Evening, to which all members, their Partners, Spouses and family as well as our friends from other clubs and judges and speakers from the season are invited, is on Friday 10th August at 7pm at the Assembly Room.
Preparations for the exhibition are already well underway and in the run up to the event starting with the organisation of the print entries on the 17th May ready for judging on the 7th June by this year’s judge, Caroline Colegate, lots of volunteers will be needed to help with setting up, stewarding, catering and many other necessary tasks that make our Annual Exhibition such a well supported and popular occasion.
Lorna Brown, Chair
Entries are needed from Club and Intermediate members for the Spring Exhibition 2018. You don’t need to have decided on what you are going to show just reserve your screen. The exhibition is being held on Saturday 28th April and Sunday 29th April and is an excellent opportunity to show your work without judgement! It is also a wonderful weekend of talking about photography with other members of the club and the public.
Registration forms are available on club evenings from Carmel Lynch or Sarah Nichol
Our first exhibition of the year, the Advanced Workers’ two day event at North Mundham, got 2018 off to a wonderful start. Iain McGowan calculated that some two thirds of the Club’s members took part in some way to make the exhibition such a success, whether that was as exhibitors, donating cakes, prints and tombola prizes, helping in the kitchen, transporting the stands, publicising the event or stewarding. While the exhibitors are drawn from the Advance Class, it really is an all-Club affair and as well as the opportunity to show and to see excellent work outside of the competition framework, provides a wonderful social event as old friends get together and Club Members have the time so often missing at regular Club meetings to sit and chat.
Our guest of honour at the evening meal was Leigh Preston, with Carole his wife. Leigh is is highly respected and much admired photographer, and astute observer of images and an entertaining speaker. He rounded off our evening with warm and positive comments about the work on show, and after the event had this to say about the exhibition: –
First of all can I say the exhibition was a revelation – a perfect way to showcase the styles and different aspects of your members work, it had a really personal flavour and did not rely on the competitive element at all. There was so much variety and technical prowess on show , and beyond that some real talent in vision, presentation , ideas and photographic ability at the taking stage.
We all know that pressing the shutter is only half the story , the after-work brings that moment to life. I was also rather impressed by the space each photographer was able to use for display – it allowed the pictures to breath and not be pitched against each other, as happens in normal exhibitions. The emotion in so much of the work was also something so often neglected by ‘competition’ … your exhibition allowed ‘moments’ movement, soul, and observation to come to the fore, along with timing and narratives.
We appreciated the time Leigh took to really look at our work and to chat to us. A million thanks to everyone who made the weekend such a success – and make sure you have 28th and 29th April, the Spring Exhibition dates, in your diaries when our Club and Intermediate Class Members come to the fore!
16 November 2017 to 8 February 2018
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Guardian
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
Once again members of the PAGB Group members have fared very well at the Smethwick International Salon this year. Two Gold Medals were awarded to group members with six members of the group gaining 20 acceptances between them. This is a terrific result in this prestigious salon.
Below is a selection of some of the images that were accepted
5 Men on Mont Blanc © George Atkins which was accepted at the salon
I am delighted to announce that three club members had a print accepted in this prestigious exhibition. The selectors were looking for a varied exhibition of the highest quality and members of camera clubs all over the UK were invited to enter, with a maximum of only one print accepted in the exhibition per entrant. Overall only 60 prints were accepted into the exhibition and THREE of those 60 acceptances came from Chichester Camera Club. That is a terrific achievement for our club and we should be justly proud to be represented three times over in this exhibition. Well done Chichester Camera Club!
The exhibition will be on show to the general public at the RK Burt Gallery, 57 Union St, London SE1 1SG from Tuesday 5th Friday 8th December and from Monday 11th until Friday 15th December, from 10am and 4pm each day.
The three club members who had prints accepted were Sheila Tester, Peter Rocchiccioti and Ann McDonald. The prints are reproduced below.
John Field has kindly volunteered with Hilary Featherstone to look after external exhibitions. The Club mounts a permanent exhibition at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, changed 2 or 3 times a year, which is much appreciated by the residents at a particularly difficult time of their lives. We would like to provide a new display in October and to that end John is requesting members to bring prints for consideration. A box will be put out at the next 3 Camera Club meetings on Thursdays so please bring a selection of images in the usual 50 x 40cm mounts. We need at least 40 prints from which a selection of around 30 will be made.
Sheila Tester’s Gannet Feeding Young
Visitors to the Annual Exhibition are asked to vote for their favourite print, a task that can prove difficult as the response to all the prints has been very positive. The range of styles and topics was – as always – very diverse, and it’s good to note that every photographer won a vote and the outcome was close run. The winner however was Sheila Tester for Church at Vic, with joint second place going to John Field for Path up to the Windmill and Peter Rocchiccioli’s Camel Herder. Stephen Tattersall’s Dusk at West Wittering came in third.
The winning voting slip will be drawn at the first Club meeting of the new season, Thursday 7th September and the winner notified shortly after.
The Annual Exhibition will end at 5.00pm on Saturday 12 August 2017. This is a reminder to all exhibitors to come along to the Assembly Room before 5.00pm on Saturday to be ready to take down your prints. If you are unable to attend on Saturday, please would you ensure that someone else can do this for you.
If one or more of your prints has a coloured ‘Post-It’ sticker on it, please would you leave the print(s) on the exhibition panel as these will be taken and assessed by the Selection Committee for external competitions during the forthcoming season.
The dismantling of the Annual Exhibition requires as many volunteers as possible to assist, so that we can clear the Assembly Room as quickly as possible and leave the venue in a tidy state. Once you have taken down your prints, please would you stay behind to help with dismantling and loading exhibition equipment onto the van. This task usually takes around 40 minutes, but the more help we have the quicker we can clear the venue.
Finally, once everything is loaded onto the van, I will need at least 8 or 9 volunteers to help unload and store the exhibition equipment at Tangmere Village Centre.
I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Annual Exhibition Secretary