April Meeting 11-4-24

Ann introduced the meeting with a few notices including a reminder that the meeting in May is the “Hand in” evening for the 2024 entries to the annual exhibition.

As usual members will be emailed a copy of the entry rules so only a quick reminder was necessary. Up to 3 prints can be submitted, all taken after January 1st 2022. There is general section and a themed section which this year is titled “Man at work”

The assembled members were then entertained (and educated) by an Ashley Franklin talk entitled, “The wider world of photography part one”.

Ashley explored the history, style and impact of portrait, fashion, industrial, war, press and social documentary photography.  Showing the work of photo greats like Avedon, Bailey, Beaton, Bloomfield, Capa, Contreras, McCullin, McCurry, Karsh, Leibowitz, McCullin, Salgado and Winston Link.  The presentation was very informative and the accompanying images were a great source of inspiration.