This coming Monday sees our AGM.
Only members are entitled to attend and to vote in the AGM, so please make sure your subs are up to date.
The committee shall be providing reports about their own position, and members will have an opportunity to vote for the Chair and other committee positions.
It’s that time of year again – the Annual Exhibition.
Once again it is being held in the Welcome Centre beside St Mary’s Church and will run Monday – Friday 7pm to 10pm and Saturday 11am to 7pm.
There is no formal meeting on Monday but it usual that members will all attend on the evening to view work.
During the exhibition itself there will be two competitions judged in the Centre itself.
The Bert Whittern Shield will up first on Tuesday 28th October. This is a print competition held with two other clubs – Barking Photographic Society and Edmonton Camera Club – with each club putting forward 15 prints. Our prints will be selected from those on display. Judging this one will be Phil Rickets.
The Grainger Trophy will follow on Wednesday 29th October. This is for projected images, and again is an inter-club competition held this year with the Barnet & Finchley Photographic Society and Potters Bar Photographic Society. The judge – Maggie Tear – will be looking at 15 projections from each club.
Finally, on Friday 31st at 7pm, it’s prize-giving night, when various items of the silver variety plus certificates will be handed out to worthy winners and runners-up by judge John Wooliams. These will include the Annual’s own awards, the Sheila Kilmartin Trophy for best b/w print, and the George Kent cup for best colour print; trophies for each Class winner; and the Derek Meredith Progress Cup for most improved snapper.
But this isn’t just any old prize-giving night, it’s a bit of a celebration – the WDP&S was established 120 years ago this year.
So although John will be serving tea and coffee as normal, do bring a bottle if you fancy!
Additionally, the Walthamstow Cine/Video club will be hosting their ever popular show on the Thursday evening.
Please encourage as many people to attend the exhibition as possible.
The best days for visitors will be the Monday and the Saturday.
On Monday 22nd September we welcome Nicola Tree to the club to chat to us about her work.
You might remember Nicola from this year’s E17 Art Trail; she installed herself in the tiny gallery behind Bygga Bo Cafe on Chingford Road and photographed people for a series of portraits; or you might have seen her work as part of Image17’s Place Called Home project, on show this summer at the William Morris Gallery.
See her work on her website, http://nicolatree.com
Photo: Claire Tomlinson by Nicola Tree (2010)
The first competition following our summer break.
The Centenary Trophy is an Audio Visual competition and is the only trophy voted on by members.
Last year it was won by Mike Ward – below is his video.
Crazy – WDPS from Philip Atkinson on Vimeo.
Following a successful Summer Photography Course of over 30 people we welcome all members of the Society including course attendees to a New Member’s Evening.
The evening is a light hearted team quiz with a photographic (ish) theme.
Snacks and drinks will be on hand.
The idea of the evening is simply for new members and established members to get to know each other in an informal environment.
Obviously all course members are invited – remember the course fee include membership of the Society for a year – and also any prospective members are very welcome.
Part of the quiz will involve the use of a camera – only 1 per team. SD cards only please.
If you have not been on the summer course and wish to come along please let us know in advance via the contact form so we may keep an eye out for you.
Featured image copyright of Ignite Images
On Monday 2nd June, we welcome Fabien Ho to Greenleaf Road to show us some of his work.
By day Fabien is a creative director, working on branding, print and packaging for high-end clients.
Inheriting a battered old Lubitel, he subsequently taught himself photography and likes to use it to reflect his own sense of identity, which given that he grew up living in several major cities including Milan, Paris, Singapore and Tehran as well as London, must have been quite some inspiration.
He is now a member of Image17, a collective of local photographers, and has taken part in the E17 Arts Trail for a few years now. Last Trail he photographed local residents with their treasured possessions and the year before that saw his exhibition Woof: A Celebration of Walthamstow Dogs and Their Barking Owners.
This year Fabien also has an exhibition in the Trail – Mixed Race17 is a photography project which aims to document the experiences of Walthamstow residents who have mixed race parentage. It is exhibited at the Bygga Bo Cafe & Shop on Chingford Rd (a few doors from The Bell).
Twitter Accounts: @MixedRace17 & @fabsternation
It should be a great talk and would ask members to support both this and Fabien’s exhibition.