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Doc Group SE Zoom Meeting 22nd January 2pm – Mark Phillips

We have a Zoom talk from Mark Philips, the current Chair of RPS Documentary.

Mark is a documentary photographer based near London, UK.  His photography is largely focussed on ‘constructive’ stories about people and groups taking action to address societal problems; his current emphasis is on the environment and sustainability. 

You can book and find more details here. Bookings must be made before 17:00 January 21st.

RPS Doc SE Zoom Meeting John Bolloten 2pm Sunday 12th December 2021

John Bolloten the empathetic raw, real, bleak and brutal and brilliant documentary photographer from Bradford will be giving us his Zoom talk entitled “Nothing to See Here”.

The talk will be around documentary photography with homeless and drug users at our meeting on Sunday 12th December from 2 to 4pm.

You can see more of John’s work at his website:

To book (free of charge) see


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. 

For details about the Gallery, parking etc please visit their website at:

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:

Doc Group SE Meeting Eastbourne 11am Sat October 2021

The RPS Doc SE Group will be holding first meeting of the 2021-22 season at Eastbourne. It will be followed by a PhotoWalk around Eastbourne.

The meeting will be held at:

Eastbourne and District Indoor Bowls Association, 5 Hampden Park Drive, Eastbourne, BN22 9QR at 11am on Saturday 2nd October.

Hamden Park is about 3 miles from the pier at Eastbourne and has good parking and spacious rooms,  giving us the chance to meet in a Covid safe manner utilising well separated small tables. Meeting in person will give us an opportunity to catch up with other group members, which was not possible in Zoom meetings. Refreshments will be available from the bar.

Attendance fee is £5, cash only. We will be taking lateral flow tests before coming and we would like you to do the same to minimise the risk of Covid infection.

More details here:

If you are interested in going please let me know.

Mundham & District Gala & Flower Show 2021

To all our photographic friends….please share with your members, friends and neighbours.  This is a Show open to all, adults and children. 

Just a note to let you know that the Flower Show – with classes for photography, soft fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, floral arrangements, preserves, home baking, Arts & Crafts – will definitely being taking place this year on Saturday 17th July in the Mundham Village Hall.  Not long now! 

The full list of classes can be downloaded from our website together with the Entry Form.  Set up 8am – 10am. 

The Committee regrets that latest Covid 19 Government Guidelines mean that the outdoor event and attractions have been cancelled but THE SHOW WILL GO ONSee attached schedule. Any questions or comments, please contact me, Joanna Armandias.

RPS Doc GroUp SE Sunday 23rd May 2021 11:00AM

This RPS Zoom meeting is in 2 parts: in the first half Dr Preston will speak to us about research & execution strategies (see below) and in the second half there will be an opportunity for up to 3 members to offer one of their ongoing projects for discussion and feedback from fellow members and the speaker.

Rivers, Trees, Journeys – Yan Wang Preston
Dr Yan Wang Preston, will discuss research and execution strategies for long-term photographic projects. She will use two of her own projects as case studies: for Mother River (2011-2014), she photographed the entire 6,211km Yangtze River in China at precise 100km intervals. For Forest (2010-2017), she followed the adaptation journeys of transplanted old trees in new Chinese cities. Both projects have won major awards, shown internationally and published extensively. Dr Preston will focus on a holistic research approach termed as Deep Mapping, in which contextual and historical research, technical experiments and a bodily intervention within the landscape all contribute to generate new artistic insights.Dr Preston – Biog
Dr Yan Wang Preston is a British-Chinese artist interested in landscape, ecology and identity. Her long-term projects, Mother River and Forest, won major awards including the 1st Prize, Professional Landscape, Sony World Photography Awards 2019. Both projects are published by Hatje Cantz in 2018. She holds a PhD in Photography from the University of Plymouth and lectures at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

Event Details

From 11:00AM to 1:00PM

You can book on-line at TicketSource

Tickets cost £5:00

Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s Virtual Exhibition 1 April – 20 May 2021

Twickenham & Richmond Photographic Society invites you to their Virtual Exhibition:

After a one year gap due to the pandemic, Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society’s popular annual exhibition will be going virtual this year, running on-line from Thursday 1 April to Thursday 20 May.

The show, which boasts over 300 images, is set in a 3D museum space utilising the Kunstmatrix platform, so visitors can explore the rooms independently or be guided around the exhibition. It’s free and can be accessed from a link on the society’s website:

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in some stunning landscapes, beautiful wildlife and some thought provoking portraits and street scenes from a photographic society which is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Once again the work of GCSE and A level students at St. Catherine’s School for Girls in Twickenham will be going on display.

The society has around 120 members from beginners to professionals, meeting every Thursday between 8 and 10pm.  New members are warmly welcome and should email the club at for details.

The society’s annual exhibition is normally held at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and hopes to return there in 2022. And while no digital encounter can fully emulate the physical experience of visiting an exhibition, the virtual platform provided by Kunstmatrix, comes very close.

Results from the PAGB Nature Cup

These are the results from the PAGB Nature  Cup.

Out of about 250 clubs we come equal 78, which is not a bad result.

Remember these are the best Clubs in the UK (And we are not a Nature Club).

Well done everyone.


Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Official COMMUNICATION From the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain

Hi Pietro Rocchiccioli,

You recently submitted 20 images into theThe GB Cup for Nature 2021 – GB Cup or Trophy Club Competition/Selection Process.

This Competition/Selection was judged/selected on the 16-03-2021.

Please find your results below :-

Ann McDonaldFly Agaric11
Ann McDonaldCrimson Waxcap8
Ann McDonaldAurora over Landmannalauger9
Ann McDonaldGannet Feeding Chick10
David HarrisToo Close for Comfort Anax Imperator9
David HarrisDamselfly Mating Wheel9
David HarrisBlue Tailed Damselfly10
Glyn EdmundsPorcelain Fungus10
Glyn EdmundsMycena Ascending Tree10
Glyn EdmundsMagpie Inkcap9
Graham AingeMeadow Brown9
Graham AingeNorthern Goshawk10
Graham AingeThe Family Herd9
Jim MundayTurmoil6
Linda BullimoreTwisted Iceberg and Son7
Richard CorkreyStedham Common6
Richard CorkreySehham Common6
Sheila TesterFamily of Mycena12
Sheila TesterPorcelain Fungus in Dappled Light8
Sheila TesterMycena with Gossamer Thread10

Thank you for participating in this exhibition/competition/selection process.

You can download a detailed entry report by accessing the PAGB Competition Entry System.

All ‘accepted/selected’ and higher scoring images will be available to download and view on a slideshow from the PAGB Recorded Lecture Service in due course.

Further information regarding final club standings and other awards will be published in the next edition of e-news. You can subscribe to e-news by clicking the link at the bottom of this email.


The GB Cup for Nature SecretaryPhotographic Alliance of Great Britain.

RPS Doc group SE meeting Sunday 21st March 11am

Our speaker will be Anna Fox. Our program for 2021 is following the development of a project: Concept, Research and Execution.

Behind the Image – the making of documentary photography projects

What happens behind the scenes in the life of a documentary photographer?

Where do ideas come from? How do projects develop? There are big stories behind the works of documentary photographers and Anna Fox will be exploring some of these in relation to her own work. This session is designed to get us all thinking about what it is to make a set of images work together to tell a story.

In the second half of our meeting we will have interactive discussion on our member’s work. We encourage members to present their projects at the meeting, whatever the stage of progress, from ideas, through work in progress, to completed projects. 

Zoom details:
Topic: Doc Group SE Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 21, 2021 11:00 London
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