Arena Photographers was founded in 1986 by well-known photojournalist Joan Wakelin. Its aims are to promote the highest standards of photography, to encourage printmaking, and to share and discuss new work. Within its current membership of 18 photographers can be found a broad spectrum of photographic styles and interests. It is a commitment and passion towards personal projects that unites this group of prominent photographers from all over the south of England.
Exhibiting has always been at the forefront of the activities of the group and the work of nine of its members is on display in this exhibition, these are Polina Plotnikova, ,Janey Devine, Roger Crocombe, Sue Brown, Barry Barker, John Gould, Steve Smith, Paul Foley and Paul Mitchell.
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In addition, the group organises perhaps the finest weekend seminar of photography in the country. Photographer’s travel from far afield to attend this event, held in March each year in Bournemouth, and the list of visiting speakers reads like a Who’s Who of British photography. For more information please visit our website: