February 2019
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Tony’s New Exhibition in Porth

Tony Smith has a new exhibition coming up at The Factory (POP Factory) in Porth from the 11th to 29th March. It will be in their Art in the Attic room and will consist of photographs from his current project ‘People of the Rhondda’, his November 2017 project ‘Tonypandy’, new images taken in the Factory and others which have not previously been displayed. There will be around 70/80 prints.

Morriston Camera Club 2019 Exhibition

Morriston Camera Club Annual Photographic Exhibition 2019.

This year the annual photographic exhibition will be held as usual during the Easter Week. The purpose of the exhibition is to give each and every member of the Morriston Camera Club the opportunity to show their printed photographs to their family’s, friends and the general public.

The Exhibition will be held as usual in: The Crypt, St Davids Church in Wales, Woodfield Street, Morriston, SA6 8AS. Admission is FREE.

We will set-up the exhibition on the Tuesday and the Exhibition will be open from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive. The exhibition will be taken down on Saturday afternoon.

The following is the schedule of Dates/Times.
WEDNESDAY 24th April 2019 Opening time 10am – 5pm.
THURSDAY 25th April 2019 Opening time 10am – 5pm.
FRIDAY 26th April 2019 Opening time 10am – 5pm.
SATURDAY 27th April 2019 Opening time 10am – 1pm.

The Photography Show 2019

The Photography Show at the N.E.C. in Birmingham is back for 2019.

Dates are 16-19 March, 2019.

Full details on their website.




2019 Ace of Clubs Results

It was an enjoyable day at Talbot Green and I would like to thank all 9 Clubs that took part, the 3 Judges Roger and Judith Parry of the MCPF together with Eddy Lane of the WCPF.

I also need to thank those members of the WPF Executive that were there and carried out all the work – including the mundane furniture movement etc.

My congratulations go to Inn Focus who won overall – but as they had already qualified for this year’s PAGB Inter Club PDI Warwick Event we must also congratulate Gwynfa and Tenby who came second and third and as such they too have been invited to represent the WPF on the 13th July.

So again we will have 3 Clubs from the WPF – my best wishes go to all of them for this success and for good fortune in July.

Now that we are back to having a simple PDI Ace and a separate Print Ace in July (As required by the 2018 AGM) it would be nice to see more Clubs enjoy the challenge next year!

Below you can find find summary and detailed results for the three rounds.

Round One Results           Round One Individual Scores

Round Two Results          Round Two Individual Scores

Final Results                   Final Individual Scores

Roy Thomas / CELO

Russell Adams Jet Age Exhibition

We have received this which may be of interest to members…

Russell Adams F.R.P.S., was the Chief Photographer for the Gloster Aircraft Company and his images from the 1950’s and 1960’s remain some of the most iconic aviation photography, not least because they were taken using a hand-held plate camera!

The Jet Age Museum, which is dedicated to the aviation industry in Gloucestershire, is holding an exhibition of Russell’s work each weekend during March which may be of interest to your members.

Entry to the museum and the exhibition, which includes many images not previously seen by the public, is free.

2019 GB Cup

Congratulations to Inn Focus Group (11th), Afan Nedd CC and Western Valley CC for being in the Top 50 of the GB Cup (Open). Nick Walton of Inn Focus Group took the award for Best Dark Humour.

In the GB Cup (Small Clubs) Bridgend & District CC, Rhondda CC and Carmarthen CC featured in the Top 50.

Congratulations to everyone.

Bridgend 12-Way Is No More

We have been advised by Jenny Hibbert at Bridgend that they will no longer be running their 12-Way battle.

Tony’s Archive bought by National Library

Tony Charles’ “Pioneers of Welsh Pop” fine art portraiture collection has been purchased by the National Library of Wales for its photographic archive and for its external public exhibitions loan programme to selected art galleries in Wales.

The second year photography degree project captured striking black & white images of some of the leading Welsh pop, rock & entertainment icons who started performing in the 1960s. The icons Tony photographed have been instrumental in helping preserve and develop the Welsh language and culture. The collection is the result of twelve studio shoots.

The images comprise Heather Jones, Meic Stevens, Gwyndaf Roberts, Delwyn Sion, Hywel Gwynfryn, Geraint Jarman, Dewi ‘Pws’ Morris, Huw Jones, Dafydd Iwan, Frank Hennessy, Y Dilau – Mair Robins, Gaynor Walter John and Meleri Mair, and Maldwyn Pate. Twelve images were selected from over 1,200 images taken during the 2017/18 academic year.

During the second half of 2018 the exhibition was exhibited for two months at Yr Hen Llyfrgell, The Hayes, Cardiff, and then in Oriel Plas Glan Yr Weddw, Llanbedrog, north Wales up to Christmas.

Some of the studio portrait images were shot in Cardiff, including at the Cardiff Metropolitan University photographic studio, Llandaff campus, others in north Wales. The uniqueness of the project in terms of capturing an aspect of Welsh music culture, has attracted extensive media coverage including a review on BBC Radio Cymru.

Further details, including S4C television’s coverage of the exhibition launch, can be found here.

Tony gained his Associate of the Welsh Photographic Federation in 2012 and on completing his Photography degree is planning to continue studying at University to undertake a Master’s degree in Fine Art specialising in Photography.

RPS Event – Martin Parr in Saundersfoot BOOK NOW

We have received this from Dave Paskin….

A Day with Magnum Photographer Martin Parr Hon FRPS – Sat. 30th March 2019 – 10am-4pm – Saundersfoot Regency Hall, King George V Playing Fields, Milford Street, Saundersfoot, SA69 9NG.

Martin Parr is a world-renowned documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. His major projects have been rural communities (1975–82), The Last Resort (1983–85), The Cost of Living (1987–89), Small World (1987–94) and Common Sense (1995–99). Since 1994, Martin has been a member of Magnum Photos. He has had 40 solo photobooks published and has featured in 80 exhibitions worldwide. The Martin Parr Foundation, founded in 2014, opened premises in his hometown of Bristol in 2017. It houses his own archive, his collection of British and Irish photography by other photographers, and a gallery.

Booking for this event closes on Tuesday 26 March so book now to avoid disappointment.

Click here for full details.

Hope to see a lot of members there.

Best Regards

David Paskin  (R.P.S  RO South Wales Region)