York Photographic Society

18th September -Gavin Prest - "My Black and White World" - See Blog for further details

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.

3rd April - Chrissie Westgate - 'Mixed Blessings'

Chrissie uses her heart, her mind and her eyes to take pictures because photography is not just about seeing: it is also about feeling. This presentation explores Chrissie’s skills and delight in portraiture. 

Chrissie Westgate is an international award-winning photographer with many years’ experience. She enjoys all aspects of the art form of photography. 

She specialises in informal portraiture, and has undertaken many trips abroad, and has been a regular visitor to India. Her stunning portraits have become very collectable, and are held in many private collections around the world. 

Chrissie says: “A photographic image can expose so many emotions and almost always transcends nations. Images are such a capable and powerful way of exposing situations of conflict and misery throughout the world and offer a compelling means of bringing about change; the essence of being a people photographer is gratitude. I am constantly grateful for the opportunity to see and spend time with people and to make images that allow me to share what I have seen with others.” 

Chrissie’s work has been exhibited in The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Royal Albert Hall, The Greenwich Museum, The Menier Gallery and many local galleries. 

http://www.chrissiewestgate.com/

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