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.
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.
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.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ENTER PRINTS FOR THE 108th LONDON SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Closing date 20th May 2019. I am going to try to arrange delivery of Chichester Camera Club print entries in order to save on postage. Watch this space!
Accepted prints will be exhibited in galleries during the Summer in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Ireland.
For full details of On-Line entry, rules and exhibition dates please visit the London Salon website www.londonsalon.org or contact Ann McDonald who will be happy to advise you on suitable images and the online entry system etc. Please bring along any prospective entries to the PAGB Group on 1st April
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.
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