Published on November 9th, 2020 | by Content Admin0
Photographic Society: November 2020 Report
Ordinarily, I would have been pointing you in the direction of our annual exhibition held at the Adderbury Institute and Deddington Church. Instead I thoroughly recommend you visit our website, after 18th November, to view an impressive selection of images selected by our members to show the range and depth of photography that they enjoy and excel at. Do take the time to have a virtual visit.
This month our visual treat was delivered by Vince Harris ARPS. ‘A nostalgic journey to Ghana’ was an evening of images, all taken in 2004 on Vince’s return to his previous home where he had taught in the 60’s. All the photographs were taken using film and had a soft quality that added to the atmosphere and clarity of the observations. Vince gave us a glimpse of a simpler way of life showing the housing, work, and youth of many villages he visited. He explained he always approached the chief of the village first, giving him a ‘magical’ Polaroid image of himself, before exploring the area further. The composition of many of the images was pleasing but thought-provoking because of the cultural differences within the villages. Vince’s nugget of advice was ‘get close, then get closer still’. Do seek out, on www.vinceharris.me.uk, his image of Abosomfie at Boduase, Ashanti Region which, was the runner-up in a 2006 National Geographic competition. As a country of contrast Vince also illustrated the many castles along the Gold Coast of Ghana where wealth had been previously established through the gold mines and slavery.
Our next ‘Zoom’ meeting will be on 2nd December at 7.30pm presented by Kieran Metcalfe – ‘Chasing the light’. If you would like to join us, please visit our website to find contacts and details. We can’t wait until we can all meet again but, in the meantime, ‘Zoom’ keeps us going.