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.
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.
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.
The Club has been notified of a number of local photographic opportunities happening in the near future:
Lancing Kitesurfing Club – there is a pier to pier kitesurfing race from Worthing to Brighton on 26th October. Further details on the Kitesurfing Club website.
The Village Magazine for Bosham has details of a photography competition – see page 43 of the October issue.
There is an evening studio modelling workshop on 17th November at Grayshott Church room. Further details at www.modelling.org.uk
Both Selsey Camera Club and Selsey Arts Dream are holding their annual exhibitions in Selsey Town hall. Be a devil and venture down the Manhood Penisular and see whats happening.
I’m delighted to announce that Lorna Brown EFIAP, has won a Salon Medal at this year’s London Salon of Photography. Over the years only five Chichester Camera Club members have achieved this rare distinction, Lorna now takes this number up to six!
In addition to her medal Lorna has had two images accepted at the salon. This is a significant achievement in a salon where only a very small number of submitted prints are accepted for exhibition. All of the accepted images may be viewed on the Salon website here http://www.londonsalon.org/2019-salon/4594634346
I am delighted to announce that I’ve just heard from Dave Coates that ALL the applications for FIAP Distinctions from Chichester Camera Club have been successful. Congratulations to the following four Chichester Camera Club members who have gained new FIAP distinctions.
Lorna Brown EFIAP
Chris Gledhill EFIAP
Jim Munday EFIAP
Ann McDonald EFIAP/Silver
Very well done to everyone for a terrific result!
The image featured above is Nubra Valley Landscape © Chris Gledhill.
Congratulations to Chichester Camera Club which won The Southern Photographic Federation Print and PDI Championships which were held on Sunday 24thMarch.
Dalmatian Pelican Defending Territory © Sheila Tester, featured above, won the best image in the PDI Championship and a Gold Medal. Congratulations Sheila!
Twenty four clubs from the Federation took part in the PDI Championships and twenty one clubs took part in the Print Championshiip. Chichester Camera Club were the winners in both competitions.
Chichester members won a Gold Medal, a Silver Medal, and a total of five Highly Commended Certificates. Congratulations to everyone who had images in the competition, each image contributed to our final result.
The Crouch Shield PDI Competition took place on 23rdMarch. Chichester Camera Club came second to Steyning in this competition.
The Best PDI of the evening was Cheetah in Evening Light.© (featured above) by a Chichester Camera Club member.