Central London Group February Meeting
Last month we took the opportunity to discuss with members our future programme for the rest of the year, as well as plans for our 4th annual exhibition later in the year. Preparations for the exhibition are at an early stage but we will keep you all up to date with progress on choosing a theme/title, venue and dates, as well as deadlines for registering interest and submitting work. We also considered ways of developing our blog which has now seen a renewed surge of recent activity – you can read it here. It’s a great way of sharing information about books, exhibitions, competitions etc as well as promoting your own work and continuing discussions from meetings. As always, we welcome anyone who would like to contribute and share any photography-related topic. If you are interested, just let us know during a meeting. Notes from the meeting have already been circulated but will also be posted on the blog shortly.
Here are some of the photographs shown after the evening’s business finished:
Stefano Ceretti Shoot in Camden by Chris Burrows
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The topic for the evening will be Place. Please bring along any work you wish to share, maximum 10 images as time is sometimes limited depending on numbers of people wishing to show. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Advance notice for April Meeting: Current Projects
Crouch End Satellite Group – February Update
Chris Brock photo
Over the last few months the Crouch End satellite group in north London has been preparing for its 4th Annual Exhibition. It runs 24 February – 15 March 2015 at The Original Gallery in Crouch End, Hornsey Library, Haringey Park N8 9JA.
The photographers will exhibit their individual projects and visual ideas. Participating photographers are Lizzie Brown, Chris Brock, Gordana Johnson, Eva Turrell, Mark Georgiou, Alex Turner, Tony Hale, Gwen Campbell, Willi Shaer, Liz Devonshire, Mary Thompson, Amanda Eatwell, Maggie Railton, Daniel Keys, Craig Humphreys, and Illya Falchevsky.
Tony Hale – Walking Through the Tunnel of Light
Mark Georgiou – Lamatu 1
Eva Turrell – Ghenadie, Tunnel Hill, A40 lay-by
Elizabeth Brown – Mary & Alan
Gordana Johnson – Londoners & Graffiti
Liz Devonshire – Waterbabies, Minnie Mouse
Craig Humphreys – The Fly
Central London Group January Meeting
We got off to a great start with our first meeting of the New Year in which a review of the past year’s work attracted a wide audience. The session yielded a very diverse selection of images, ranging from single images, series, project work, video and books in a variety of genres – street, topographic, still life, landscape and portraits. It was good to see some new faces and their contributions were warmly received. The general feedback was encouraging and we are all now ready to go ahead with plans for the coming year……
Under the DLR at Canary Wharf by Vivienne Lewis
From the series Sea and Rock by Sue Czapska
Mark Chase Brown
Corte Maggiore, afternoon 11th Oct 2014 by Peter Luck
From the book An Accumulation of Days by Ingrid Newton
Je suis Checkpoint Charlie by Chris Burrows
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th February 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. There will be no fixed topic this month as we will be using some of the time to discuss the forthcoming year’s programme and annual exhibition so we would welcome any ideas, suggestions or requests that you may have. In the remaining time, we propose a discussion of any photography-related topic of interest- eg. a book, image or particular exhibition which has inspired you, and of course please bring along any work you wish to share. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.
Advance notice for March meeting – the topic will be Place.
Putney Group January Meeting
Zara Sumpton photo
Just a short note to remind everyone that we have our next monthly meeting January 21st, from 7–9pm. The main topic of discussion will of course be our exhibition, looming up fast. I very much enjoyed our last meeting where we saw some excellent interpretations of our chosen piece of music – Holst’s ‘Piano Trio’ (see examples above).
For further details of the meeting email Andrew
Central London Group December Meeting
The wine flowed and the books were passed around and pored over during our last session before Christmas. People shared a wide range of inspiring photography books and favourite images from books. It was interesting to see members’ choices and to have the opportunity to experience at first hand some unusual books from less widely known photographers. Bill Brandt proved to be the most popular photographer with no less than four different books brought by four different people! Other photographers included Elliot Erwitt, Gabriele Basilico, Don McCullin, Luigi Ghirri, Paul Caponigro, Thomas Boivin, Michael Ward and Peter Müller. A list with further details will be circulated to members. A really informative and fun evening….
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. We will be having a review of the past year so please bring along your best photographs to share together with any thoughts about new projects and ideas. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.