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South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at https://stewartwallphotography.co.uk/?p=591

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: docse@rps.org for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

South East Documentary Group Meeting November 22nd 11am

The RPS Documentary Group South East Region was started off by Chichester Camera Club’s own Janey Devine a few years ago. While we are actively looking to attract members from the whole South East region, we also hope our programme will be of interest to Chichester members.

We are very pleased that Stewart Wall MA NCTJ PGCE ARPS has agreed to talk to us at our next meeting, 11am 22nd November 2020, which will be a Zoom meeting.

Stewart began his career in photography as a local press photographer in 1978.

In 2015 he undertook a BA (Hons) in photography, then a Masters in Visual Communication and is on the brink of beginning a doctorate. He also works with the RPS as a regional Organiser and with the Distinctions department.

Throughout his study he focused on ‘Hyper-Local Authentic Documentary’ Photography and during his talk will discuss one of his projects, entitled ‘The Stonemason’.

Colin Wood is the stonemason, and he has lived and worked in Caistor, Lincolnshire all his life. As did his father and his father before him. Caistor is where Stewart lives, and his studio is 50 yards from Colin’s workshop.

Stewart will also talk to us about developing panels of documentary work as historical evidence and discuss where this work fits into the RPS and elsewhere.

You can read more about Stewart’s stonemason project at https://stewartwallphotography.co.uk/?p=591

Please bring along your ideas for your current projects for discussion, or better still work in progress.

If you wish to join the Zoom meeting and you are not on our email list please email: docse@rps.org for the Zoom meeting details.

Look forward to seeing you

2020 Photographic Exhibition at the Oxmarket Gallery

ABOUT ARENA PHOTOGRAPHERS

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 20 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.  Previous exhibitions have been held at the South Bank, The Barbican, Menier’s Gallery, Whiteley’s Gallery, The National Museum of Photography in Bradford, and galleries in Battle, Bristol, Colchester, Guildford, Poole, Reading and Salisbury.

Several members have published best selling photographic books while others organise and lead workshops and lecture on the art of photography.

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:

www.arenaphotographers.com.

Tangmere in lockdown

Zoom has been a real boon these past months keeping us in touch with each other and providing camera club activities. It’s not the same though as meeting up and we’re all missing getting together at our home at Tangmere Village Centre. The hall is missing us too, so I recently sent out this note via the Tangmere News, the village newsletter.

Chichester Camera Club has its home at Tangmere Village Centre but has been unable to meet since March due to Covid 19, with Club activities transferred to Zoom. Club stalwart and Tangmere resident, Lorna Brown, has documented Tangmere in lockdown, including this lovely photo of Gloria who has been organising food deliveries in the village over the past months. The Camera Club hopes to resume meeting at the hall in the new year, in the meantime you can see more about the club at https://chichestercameraclub.org.uk/

 

distinction successes for pagb group

Congratulations to Chris Gledhill and Ann McDonald on being awarded FIAP Distinctions  in the list for 2020.  Well done both on a terrific achievement!
 
Chris was awarded EFIAP/bronze
 
Ann was awarded EFIAP/gold
 
In the most recent copy of the PAGB News you will find that one of our members, Glyn Edmunds has been the featured photographer. Congratulations Glyn! Here is the link to the newsletter, to see Glyn’s feature you will have to scroll to page 13. 

 

The featured image above is ‘At the Imperial City’© Chris Gledhill 

 

 

The Focus Group 2020 Exhibition

Since you could not come to us, we decided that we would come to you.

The Focus Group 2020 Exhibition

Click on the link below to see a few of the images that we were planning to show at our Exhibition in April 2020. Hopefully you will be able to see the full exhibition in 2021.

The Focus Group Ex 2020

A couple of hints about viewing the show

  • View your browser in full screen mode.
  • Use your mouse wheel to page down through the show.
  • If you want to see a full view of one of the smaller images, click on it.
  • To return to the show, click on the “X” in the upper right.

If you wish to leave us a comment on the exhibition or if you would like to be on our mailing list, just send a reply to this email.

If you can think of anyone else who would like to see our work, please forward this email to them.

Thanks,

The Focus Group

All in a day’s work – photo essay

Photographer David Collyer, who is a Operating Department Practitioner in an Abergavenny Hospital, has documented the experiences of the department during the coronavirus epidemic. 

As well as being a revealing insight, they are a fine example of documentary photography and the images are accompanied by David’s explanatory text.

You can find the project here: –https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/may/06/abergavenny-nevill-hall-hospital-coronavirus-photo-essay?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

Lee Miller – A Life on the Front Line

John Howes has suggested that you might want to view this documentary on the BBC iPlayer here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hy2p/lee-miller-a-life-on-the-front-line – available for the next few weeks:

When Lee Miller returned to New York from Europe in October 1932, newspaper reporters were waiting to greet her as her ship docked. Disembarking in a smart beret and fur-collared coat, she smiled for the journalist from the New York World-Telegram. When he referred to her as ‘one of the most photographed girls in Manhattan’, she retorted, ‘I’d rather take a picture than be one.’

Lee Miller is one of the most remarkable female icons of the 20th century. A model turned photographer turned war reporter, Miller chose to live her life by her own rules.

This film celebrates a subject who defied anyone who tried to pin her down, put her on a pedestal or pigeonhole her in any way. It tells the story of a trailblazer, often at odds with the morality of the day, who refused to be subjugated by the dominant male figures around her.

pagb group SUCCESSES AT THE bristol INTERNATIONAL salon OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

Congratulations to Jim Munday and Lorna Brown who had images accepted at the Bristol International Salon of Photography. 

Jim had four images accepted and received an award for Taking a Pounding, featured below.

Lorna had three images accepted, including the image featured above,  Horse – A Study © Lorna Brown

 

Taking a Pounding © Jim Munday