Published on June 8th, 2020 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society: June 2020 Report
Lockdown has affected the photo opportunities for many members but it has given more time, for those at home, to practise techniques. Our website has many new images and the latest slideshow entitled the ‘Wow Factor’ shows the level of commitment of all members whatever their photographic experience. Have a look at the ‘News’ page.
Our June ‘Zoom’ club night was a presentation by Stuart Wall, ARPS on ‘Urban/Street and Social Documentary Photography.’ Stuart, previously a press photographer, is now a photography lecturer. He enjoys ‘wandering around looking for stories.’ His ‘stories’ have been printed in books the first of which was submitted as an associate panel to the Royal Photographic Society. ‘The Stonemason’ was centred around a craftsman in Caistor, Lincolnshire. The monochrome images of the man at work and his tools were very atmospheric as well as a historic record of a vanishing skill. Next came ‘Park Hill; Street in the Sky.’ A 2015 curated record of the listed flats in Sheffield by a group of twelve photographers. The brutalist architecture was represented in a series of slides as Stuart explained his choice of images. Incidentally, the area was revisited in February 2020 and a new book has now been produced documenting changes to the buildings. Stuart finished with an explanation of images entitled ‘From the Kasbah to Central Hall’ based in the East Marsh area of Grimsby. Once again, a collection of photographs that relay a bygone era and decay as well as a heritage site that is used by a multitude of different groups. Buildings were juxtaposed with images of people in a myriad of activities which convey the diversity of Grimsby and its people.
Our next ‘Zoom’ club night will be at 7.15pm 1st July. The subject will be confirmed on our website. Everyone is welcome to join us, check the website for details. We also have a link to our ‘YouTube’ channel where you can see our ‘Zoom’ presentations. Finally, congratulations to Miggy Wild and John Cavana who having submitted images for the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’ Special Award division – ‘Beautiful Blenheim’ received a third place and highly commended, respectively. Whilst we are not a competitive society it is wonderful to have images recognised amongst a wider audience.