Winchester Photographic Society Exhibition

Press Release: 26/03/2008

Beach Umbrellas by Judith Cook

An annual exhibition open to photographers, amateur and professional, from all over the world.

This very popular annual exhibition has again produced a feast for the eyes with exhibiting photographers finding inspiration from all parts of the world!

You can see Australian crocodiles, flowers from Africa and scenes from the Americas as well as images from across the UK; from the lush countryside of Hampshire to the wild Northern Isles of Scotland.

Winchester Photographic Society was founded in 1923 and each year holds an annual competition open to photographers, amateur and professional, from all over the world. Themes in the exhibition include modern portraiture, through traditional landscapes to ‘avant-garde’ digitally manipulated images.

Will you agree with the judges’ selection of the best pictures in the show? If not, then take the opportunity during your visit to vote for your favourite image.   

David Simmonds, President of the Society, commented, “We are indebted to the City Council for allowing us to use the City Space in the Discovery Centre for our 75th Exhibition – a milestone in the long history of our society. For many years Winchester Photographic Society met and exhibited in the Library and we are, therefore, returning to our traditional home, so come along and be inspired! “

A small exhibition of the history of the Society and the development of popular photography will accompany the show with objects on loan from society members and from Winchester Museum’s reserve collection.

On Saturday 5th April, 10am to 4pm, there will be a family art activity linked to the exhibition when local artist Ali Eales will invite visitors of all ages to make a photo collage to take away or maybe display in City Space. This is a free event and all materials will be provided.

The exhibition opens on Saturday 29th March until Sunday 27th April.