Weekly update

Kieran Doherty stood-in for Jo Teasdale FRPS on Thursday, as she was unwell and he gave us one of the best Thursday evenings in a long time. Formerly a top photojournalist with the Reuters News Agency, covering major events around the world and capturing the essence of the situation in a single image, he produced incredibly powerful pictures which had quite a few members of the audience reaching for tissues. He decided to move away from the newsroom style of a single image to story-telling through a series of pictures and went freelance in 2008. Since then, his award-winning and very humanistic studies have ranged from bereaved families greeting soldiers killed in Afghanistan, as they arrived in Wootton Bassett, to spectators at Wimbledon, to his elderly parents during lockdown. An excellent evening – thank you Kieran.

Following the meeting, Kieran has mentioned that his prints are on special offer. Anything from his website, size up to A2, giclee or gelatin, £100 each + VAT and pp.

January’s photowalk in Arundel was very popular. Many thanks to Nikki Holden for organising. The attached image is by Barbara Evans. February’s outing will be to The Weald and Downland Museum on Saturday 10th February and is being organised by Charlie Ellison. If interest, please let me know at and I will pass your message to Charlie.

We came a close second to Horndean in Round 2 of the SCPF inter-club league and are now lying 2nd overall. Round 3 will be hosted by Overton PC on 9th February.

Round 5 of the SCPF Print League will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 22nd January at Copythorne Parish Hall, Southampton SO40 2NZ, to which members are invited Currently, we are tying for second place with Basingstoke CC.

Havant CC’s Exhibition is underway and will run until 24th February. 10 – 4, Mon – Sat at The Spring, 56 East Street, Havant.

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