Queens Park October meeting

Our next meeting will take place at 6.30 pm prompt on Thursday 28 October in the Gallery at Willesden Green Library Centre. Our meetings are designed to bring together photographers with different levels of interests and expertise who are interested in developing their personal approach to photography and improving their skills.

As ever please do bring along some work be it a completed project, work in progress or just some thing that you find interesting. Paper prints and electronic media welcome as we will have a laptop, projector and screen.

Occasionally we set a fun project and this month we are asking members to produce one image based on montage. There has been a very long tradition of ‘constructing’ images in photography dating back to the 19th century but it really came into it’s own in the early 1920′s with the political Dadaist movement with the likes of John Heartfield and Hannah Hoch in Switzerland and Germany, Rodchenko in Russia, Man Ray and other surrealists in France. Advertising quickly saw the value of it but it was also used by others as a photographic technique such as the quirky Angus MacBean in the 1940′s and 50′s through to Peter Kennard in Britain in the 80′s and 90′s. What would you produce as a contribution to 21st century montage?

We will aim to end the meeting no later than 9.15 when those that want to can continue any discussion in a nearby local hostelry.

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