York Photographic Society

16th October - Allan Harris - "Travels of Myanmar"

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.

9th October - Ian Beesley - "The Big Big Camera and Other Stories"

Ian Beesley is an award winning and internationally acclaimed artist and photographer. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including such venues as the Milan photo festival Italy, the International photography festival Shengyang, China, The National Media Museum, Bradford, the Peoples History Museum Manchester and the London international art fair.

His work is held in the collections of the National Media Museum Bradford, The Royal Photographic Society, The V & A, London, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, the Imperial War Museum London, the National Museum of Labour, Helsinki, amongst many other important national collections.

He has published over25 books.

In 2012 he was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society.

He is currently artist in residence for the Bradford Institute for Health Research and reader -practitioner in visual representation at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.

He recently received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bradford for his significant contribution to art and culture and the social and economic development of Bradford

“Work” is his latest exhibition which includes the big big camera in Salts Mill Saltaire until the end of the year.

25th September - Club Speakers - " Macro/Exploring Monochrome/Wildlife with a Smattering of Landscape"

An evening of diverse images from three YPS members, each with their very own individual style.

Tim Rigg will be presenting a selection of his excellent macro work. This will include some ultra close up images of insects using focus stacking techniques.

Steve Gray will be showing us his monochrome work which uses the medium to very good effect in creating graphic images, particularly of the industrial landscape and architecture.

Anthony Ward completes the line up, focusing on his superb wildlife photography, especially british birds. He will also present some of his landscape images, no doubt including a few from the North and South Gare area of Teeside where several of his bird photographs are taken..

18th September - Gavin Prest - "My Black and White World"

Gavin Prest is a born and bred Hornsea, East Yorkshire, photographer. Starting his photographic career shooting with film, this gave him a fundamental grounding in photography. After having several years away from the camera Gavin started creating images again in 2011 only this time digitally. With a passion for capturing people and storytelling in his images. This has led to Gavin receiving international recognition in photographic circles. Winner of several National and international photography titles and a two time Master Craftsman Gavin is best known for his individual approach to creating narrative based black and white images of people.

11th September - Ian Day - "One Photographer Many Disciplines"

Ian Day F.R.P.S. has over 29 years experience in press photography with the majority spent in editorial management roles and he is currently the Deputy Editor of The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post.

 Previously, he held the roles of Group Picture Editor at The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, Picture Editor at The Yorkshire Post, Head of Sports Photos at The Press Association, Deputy Picture Editor and Chief Photographer at the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, Picture Editor and Photographer at Ross Parry Picture Agency and he started his career as a NCTJ trainee photographer at the Halifax Evening Courier.

 Ian was named a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 2015, RPS director-general, Dr Michael Pritchard said: “Ian’s achievement is a remarkable one and both he and Yorkshire Post Newspapers should be proud.”

 During Ian’s respected career, he has covered many major events including the Sydney Olympic Games, Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Open Golf Championships and the Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire. Ian has been a photographic judge for the British Press Awards, Sports Journalists Association Awards and the Irish Press Photographers Association Awards. He was the Chair of Judges for the 2016 UK Picture Editors’ Awards and is also a committee member of the guild. He joined the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) Photographic Board for two years and passed on his experience to help restructure the photojournalism course and examination process to include video and digital experience and workflow.

 Ian enjoys all aspects of photography but his passion remains with photo-journalism and the photographers who daily produce excellent images for printed and digital media.

4th September: Open Evening

The first meeting of the new season is on Wednesday 4th September starting at 7.30pm. The committee is looking forward to catching up with current members and welcoming new members at the meeting.

This year we ask that everyone submits or brings one digital photograph (1600px x 1200px) which has acted as a motivation for their photography. As the images are displayed we would like the owner to talk about why this photograph is so important and why it has motivated their photography.

We are also planning on having a token buffet to provide time for everyone to mingle.

We are also hoping to set up a live feed to John Illingworth who is currently on a 4 month tour of Scandinavia and the North Norway coast.

24th April - President's Night: Out of Yorkshire - Alison Taylor LRPS

Our outgoing president, Alison Taylor, will be presenting a selection of her recent work, both digital and print, taken outside the boundaries of Yorkshire.

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