Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Devizes Camera Club exhibition opens

The biennial print exhibition by members of Devizes Camera Club opened at the Museum on Sunday 4 September and runs until 2 October.

23 members of the Club entered a total of 87 prints this year, covering a great variety of subject matter. It is not possible to exhibit all of them, but over 60 will be shown, with at least one work per member who entered.

Two trophies are awarded - the Derek Parker Plaque and Leaze Cottage Trophy - the competition having been judged by Colin Harrison FRPS EFIAP MFIAP MPAGB. The results will be announced at the Official Opening on Sunday 4 September 2011 at 2.30pm. The Exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Devizes, Cllr Mrs Sue Evans. All members, friends and families are welcome to attend the Opening to see the wide range of work on display and to find out who won the trophies.

This year there will also be a display of photographs taken by photographers from Tornio, Finland, the twin town of Devizes. This Exhibition is called 'Life on the Border' and is a commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of the Swedish-Finnish border.

In addition members of Devizes Camera Club have prepared a collection of cameras and photographic equipment to show the development of photography over the years. Starting with pin hole photography and moving through various stages of film cameras and early digital cameras to the very latest in digital technology.