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 meeting will take place at the small hall in the Tangmere Village Centre. We will meet at 6.45 pm for a prompt 7.00 pm start. Please come at 6.45 to help set the room up. The cost is £3 for club members and £4 for non-members.
Members are encouraged to bring along prints and/or digital images for in-depth constructive critique. We look forward to seeing you and your images.
Please see the message from Paul Stone, Horndean Camera Club, below.
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A fraudster has obtained names & email addresses of our club chairman & club secretary & has sent an email in the name of the chairman using a slightly altered club chairman email address to the club secretary email address using both of our names as stated on the club website.
The email from the chairman is asking me, the secretary, to pay an outstanding invoice for unspecified goods. I am 99% sure that the fraudster has got the details of myself & the chairman from our website as they are the only contact details stated on our website.
Should any other club have a similiar attempt made to demand that an invoice be paid by your club for unspecified goods, please notify me at email@example.com & I will co-ordinate the details to be past on to the police fraud section.
The last newsletter included an item about the various workshops being run by Bognor on Saturday mornings to which Chichester members were also invited to attend at a cost of £10 for a 3 hour session. Full details of the workshops can be found on their website www.bognorregiscameraclub.org.uk. For those who may be interested we have now confirmed the application process. For each workshop please see ‘click here to book your place’ and then follow the enrolment procedure as if you were a Bognor member and your interest will be recorded. This is a special arrangement made for Chichester members.
In his presentation ‘The Documentary Impulse’ Franklin explores why we are driven to visually document our experiences and the world around us. He focuses on photography but traces this universal need through art, literature and science.
Looking at photojournalism, war photography and work recording our culture, Franklin identifies some of its driving impulses: curiosity, outrage, reform and ritual; the search for evidence, for beauty, for therapy; and the immortalisation of memory.
GAVIN HOEY with his latest talk Lighten Up! On Monday 15th January, Gavin will be demonstrating some great ways to light your photos. All the photography and post processing is all done live and consists of a wide variety of photo subjects from candles to portrait photography.
Gavin’s lectures to camera clubs and photographic societies are extremely popular. We welcome non-members & visitors £5 on the door to include refreshments. There is a car park to the left of the Hall. Hayling Island Camera Club URC Hall Hollow Lane Mengham PO11 9EY To book a place please contact Andrea Leggett (Secretary): firstname.lastname@example.org
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.