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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

2020 FIAP Monochrome Biennial

Official COMMUNICATION From the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

We are invited as Chichester Camera club members, to submit monochrome images for potential selection for the 2020 FIAP Monochrome Biennial.

This selection competition is open to clubs located in England, Northern Ireland and North Wales Regions.

The online competition entry system opens on the 1st February 2020.

Therefore if you have a mono PDI worth of considering for this representation please forward to me as PDI 1600×1200 Jpeg by 20th Feb for me to enter.

Thank you.

Regards.

Peter

45th Smethwick International. Awards for Ann and Sheila

Well done to two of our most glamorous, talented, lady shooters.   All the Awards  from this 45th Smethwick International. 
 
Sheila Tester
 
SPS Ribbon for Nature PDI
 
Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory
 
Ann McDonald
 
FIAP Gold Medal for Nature Print
 
Dalmatian Pelican (as used 4 NM Flyers) 
 
FIAP Ribbon for Nature Print
 
Tail Pecking Gannets
 
FIAP Ribbon for Mono Print
 
Moon Dancer
 

Walter Benzie HonFRPS

 
It is with great sadness that we learned that past President of the RPS, Walter Benzie, had lost his long battle with cancer. 
 
Glyn Edmunds remembers Walter, noting that a bright light has dimmed. 
 
“He was a very perceptive and popular judge who had visited the club on several occasions. Not that many years ago he was our Guest of Honour at the Saturday Dinner at North Mundham. I recall his comment about trying to improve the RPS, ‘there’s lots of blood on the floor, mostly mine!’ 
 
At two of our recent Annual Exhibitions in the Assembly Room, he came along to say a few words, open the exhibition and present the prizes. Being so local he was very happy to stand in for our Exhibition Selector who lived too far away to attend the Opening. 
 
He was an accountant by profession. Just when he was thinking about cutting back his partner, with whom he set up the practice, died suddenly in his fifties. 
 
Walter passed away quietly in a local nursing home. 
 
His cheerful persona and ready smile will be greatly missed from Tangmere. 
 
There are no details yet of the funeral arrangements.”
 
 
Walter Benzie  was our guest of honour at the Annual Exhibition in 2017 while he was President of the RPS 

RPS SE Documentary Group Meeting 26 Jan 20

The main agenda for the meeting is to review the pictures to include in the book on the subject Food. Please bring your photos either small prints or as PDI on memory stick.
Together we will review and discuss framework for a book and the exhibition.

FRANCE. The Var department. Hyères. 1932.

H Cartier Bresson is the most important reportage photographer and there is so much to learn from him. Jan Davis will introduce a documentary video of Henri Cartier Bresson discussing his photography and contact sheets which reveal many fundamental elements of this type of photographer.
Also Jan will bring his book collection on HCB for anyone to borrow.

Cost £5.

Chichester Photographers Exhibit in Chartres

An exhibition of photographs of Chichester being held in Chartres from November 2019  to February 2020

Last year I was asked by EPA Chartres International to organise a photography exhibition illustrating Chichester to the people of Chartres. EPA Chartres International is the umbrella organisation that looks after all of Chartres’ international friendships and city twinnings. The exhibition would follow on those that have already taken place for Chartres’ other twinned cities – Sakurai (Japan), Speyer and Ravenna.

What was really interesting about this request was that it was not for a typical photo exhibition.  Rather it would be a genuinely public exhibition taking place in the open air along one of Chartres’ main avenues – the Boulevard Chasles. This boulevard runs from the Place des Epards to the Place St Michel past the Theatre de Chartres, and at present is showing an exhibition about Chartres and UNESCO. The viewers wouldn’t have to visit any building – they could see the photographs as they went about their normal daily life. Furthermore, the brief was that they would like to avoid the well-known portrayals of Chichester beauty spots.

I decided that it would be a better exhibition if it was not limited to one person’s viewpoint. I concluded that the 20 photographs required would be a far better collection if they reflected different viewpoints and styles. What also couldn’t be ignored was the clear need for a high technical standard. These photographs were going to be blown up to over a meter square!  Richard Crossley and Richard Ryder, both Chichester residents, joined me to set about the task.

 Over the year, each of us produced 20 or more pictures that we felt had something to say about Chichester, its people and its environment. A number of sessions of positive criticisms of each other’s work resulted in each of us submitting half a dozen photographs to EPA Chartres. These were accepted and the exhibition opened on Saturday 9th November.  The exhibition will remain open until February 2020.

Rob Campling