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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

Local Photographic Opportunities

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

LONDON SALON MEDAL FOR Lorna Brown!

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

Congratulations Lorna!

NEST © Lorna Brown which won a London Salon Medal at this year’s Salon Exhibition.