York Photographic Society

17th January Project Night "Looking up" :- further information on the blog

This is the website of York Photographic Society, York's longest established photography club and indeed one of Britain's earliest photographic societies. New members are always welcome to this thriving, friendly and energetic camera club.

We all remember the thrills of the London Olympics in 2012 and we are fortunate to be able to welcome the Press Association's John Giles to YPS on the 18th February 2015 who will present some of his images from the Games.

Image by John Giles/PA

John Giles was Chief Photographer for the Press Association (PA), which was the National Agency for the UK and Ireland for many years. He was the Olympic Photo Editor for PA at the London Olympic Games when the PA was Host Agency.

During his 25 years with the PA he travelled around the World covering a wide range of photographic assignments including sport, news and features.

Image by John Giles/PA

The Photographic awards he has won include the British Press Awards News Photographer of the Year and he has also won the same organisation's Sports Photographer of the Year. He has also been awarded the Barclays Premiership Football Picture of the Year.

John finished working full-time after the London Games and now works part time for PA.


Image by John Giles/PA

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