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1 SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the September Newsletter. TPS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS At the AGM some committee positions were not filled. We are pleased to report that both Carole Mills and Caroline Farnes have since agreed to be co-opted onto the committee for Carole Mills has also agreed to taking on the very important office of Publicity Officer. Not leaving it all to the ladies, Roger Matthews agreed to take on the vacant office of Vice Chairman. Full details of the Committee are circulated to members along with this newsletter. SUBSCRIPTIONS The TPS subscription for is 50 and is now due*. To make it easy, there are multiple was to pay! They are: Cash! Cheque made payable to Tandridge Photographic Society Bank Transfer to Account , Sort Code PayPal send money to (please click on the 'I'm sending money to family of friends' button as then TPS will receive the full amount). * Please pay before September 30th. SUMMER EVENTS The Hurst Green Village Fair on Saturday 19th September will be the final TPS event for this summer. If you are free to help that will be most welcome. The fair will be open to the public from 1pm to 5pm. We will be setting-up from 11.30am. PAGB NEWSLETTERS The latest PAGB e-news newsletter can be found here: PAGB e-news 144: PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS The latest issue of Photography News is available via this link: Photography News Issue 23: Page 1 of 10

2 TPS OUT AND ABOUT - A WEEKEND AWAY On Friday 21st August a few TPS members with camper-vans met up at a campsite near to Bodiam Castle in Sussex, to spend a weekend of photography, as well as enjoying food and drink and the pleasures of the outdoor life. I arrived first on the Friday afternoon, and after pitching up my motorhome I took a leisurely stroll in the sunshine along the River Rother to Bodiam itself. Although the castle was closing when I got there, I did get a few scenic shots under my belt before starting back along the river. I was then treated to a view of a Barn Owl which flew along the other bank of the river, staying ahead of me for several minutes, as it stopped to perch on the spindly trees lining the bank. Back at the campsite, Pam and Fred were the next to arrive in their VW camper, closely followed by Adrian and Clare in their Bongo. After consuming our meals we sat around outside, drinking and chatting in the balmy evening air. Saturday morning we all walked off to Bodiam, where we met up with Roger and had a coffee in the cafe before entering the castle grounds. It was a beautiful sunny day, blue skies with just faint puffy clouds to keep the photographic interest. We spent about 90 minutes exploring the castle, photographing it from every angle, and trying to avoid the steadily increasing volume of visitors. Then it was off the station to get a steam train ride to Tenterden. By this time, Glenn had also joined us, so in all there were 7 of us to enjoy the ride to and from Tenterden, plus a pub lunch, snooping around the antique shops, and generally looking for winning pictures. By 5 o'clock we were back at the campsite for some much needed R&R. Roger and Glenn left us to return home. In the evening Adrian produced his Fondue Set, and all five of us sat around the burner, dipping and chewing, and of course drinking! The night was finished off with some trial and error attempts at light painting - not entirely successfully, but we all learnt something. Finally after a good night's sleep, we all split up to head home as the rain clouds approached. A great weekend away. Photos Brian Smith Page 2 of 10

3 INVITATION RSPB EAST SURREY GROUP The September meeting is on Wednesday 9th September when Glenda Law will present Wildlife of Botswana. The birds and animals encountered on a recent camping safari to Botswana. EVENTS: SPECTRUM EXHIBITION Spectrum Group will be exhibiting at Denbies Gallery at Denbies Vineyard from Monday 21st until Sunday 27th September (open 9.30am-5.30pm). SPECTRUM is a group of six South of England photographers - Penny Anderson ARPS DPAGB, Jay Charnock FRPS, Nenne Van Dijk FRPS DPAGB, Lesley Rees, Sandy White DPAGB and Rosemary Wilman Hon FRPS. See: HORSHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION Horsham Photographic Society are holding an exhibition of members' work at Horsham Museum (9 Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HE) from 10 September until 9 October. The exhibition begins on 10th September to 10th October. The museum is open from 10am until 5pm (closed on Sundays). Entry is free. HPS will be exhibiting work from members of all abilities and experience SEAFORD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY EXHIBITION Seaford PS will be holding their annual exhibition at The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street, Seaford, Sussex BN25 1HE from Saturday 19th September to Sunday 4th October. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 5pm daily (inc. Sunday) and admission is free. CRAWLEY CAMERA CLUB EXHIBITION Crawley CC will be exhibiting a selection of members' work in the Art Space at the Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ from Monday 28th September to Friday 9th October. Admission is free and it will be open Monday Saturday 9am late (6pm if no shows are on). HANGING AROUND ATLAS GALLERY Address: 49 Dorset Street, London W1U 7NF. Dates: August and September (check website for actual dates) Open: Monday Friday 10am 6pm. Saturday 11am - 5pm Web: ww.atlasgllery.com SUMMER SHOW Featuring an array of works, both contemporary and vintage, from the following artists: Eve Arnold, Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt, Nick Brandt, René Burri, Margaret Bourke-White, Cornell Capa, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andreas Feininger, William Klein, Jacques Henri-Lartigue, Peter Lindbergh, Niko Luoma, Danny Lyon, Gered Mankowitz, Tina Modotti, Lewis Morley, Tony Mcgee, Jimmy Nelson, Floris Neusüss, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Alexander Rodchenko, Marc Riboud, Willy Ronis, Kishin Shinoyama, Dennis Stock, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Minor White. Page 3 of 10

4 BEETLES+HUXLEY GALLERY Address: 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE Dates: Monday 7th to Saturday 19th September Open: Monday - Saturday 10am pm Web: SEBASTIÃO SALGADO S SERRA PELADA This exhibition of Sebastião Salgado s Serra Pelada portfolio marks thirty years since the photographs were taken. The series was created by the celebrated photojournalist as part of his vast photo-essay entitled Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age. The series describes the plight of the 50,000 gold miners who scaled the Serra Pelada mine everyday. The mine was famously controversial, employing thousands of local workers in perilous conditions. During the early 1980s, tens of thousands of prospectors flocked to the Serra Pelada site, which at its peak was said to be not only the largest open-air gold mine in the world, but also the most violent. During the height of the gold rush the mine was known for appalling conditions and violence, whilst the town beside it became notorious for both murder and prostitution. Among Salgado s most famous images, his Serra Pelada photographs are vertigo-inducing in their scale and depth. His cinematic compositions reveal the vast scale of the gruelling hell endured by the miners. The photographs are testament to Salgado's unofficial title of being the greatest documentary photographer working today. In the recently released Oscar-nominated biopic, 'The Salt of The Earth', Salgado discusses his experience at Serra Pelada: Every hair on my body stood on edge. The Pyramids, the history of mankind unfolded. I had travelled to the dawn of time.' Salgado has travelled to over one hundred countries during his long career and has been honoured with multiple international awards. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and honorary member of The Academy of Arts and Science in the United States. He was named Master of Photography at Photo London GETTY IMAGES GALLERY Address: 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX. Dates: 2nd September to 3rd October Open: Mon - Fri 10am pm Web: CREATIVE SELECTS: 6 X 6 See Getty's website for more details. LITTLE BLACK GALLERY Address: 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ Dates: 17th September to 31st October Open: Monday - Friday: 11am - 1pm and 2-6pm, Saturday: 11am - 4pm Web: GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS PT2 Featuring photographs by: Bruno Bisang, Bob Carlos Clarke, Corinne Day, Mike Figgis, Marco Glaviano, Patrick Lichfield, Roxanne Lowit, Alistair Taylor-Young and Vee Speers The show includes more than 50 pictures by some of the world's greatest photographers of some of the most gorgeous girls - including Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, Irina Shayk, Dita Von Teese, and Rachel Weisz. Page 4 of 10

5 LONDON METROPOLITAN ARCHIVE Address: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd., London EC1R 0HB Dates: until 29th October Open: Monday 9.30am 4.45pm, Tue, Wed & Thu 9.30am-7.30pm Plus Sat 12 Sept and 10 Oct 9.30am-4.45pm. Web: VICTORIAN LONDON IN PHOTOGRAPHS The arrival of photography in London in 1839 changed the way people saw their city, and each other, forever. With the whoomph! of a photographer s flash, quite suddenly it was possible to see real life images captured in the flesh, rather than as an artist s sketch or painting. The collections at London Metropolitan Archives contain an extraordinary range of photographs from Queen Victoria s reign, recording the capital and its people in stunning detail. Whether in carefully posed studio portraits or images of people gathered in the street, it seems that almost everyone wanted to be recorded on camera. This exhibition delves into these collections to present some of most striking images of London and Londoners from the era, from the first known photograph of the capital to the opening of Blackwall Tunnel, taking in the Crystal Palace, the first Tube line and life on the city s streets. Rapacious, unchecked development, a growing gulf between the richest and poorest and a realisation that modern life is damaging to mental health. Anyway, enough about London in 2015: here are some photos of dead people. There are plenty of contemporary resonances in these images of London from 1839 to One thing above all else drove Victorian photographers, and saw their technology evolve incredibly quickly: change. Almost all these pictures many of them stunningly technically accomplished as well as being fascinating documents reflect a city and a society whose pace of change is both thrilling and terrifying. So we have the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, who couldn t get the plates in their cameras fast enough to record the historic buildings getting pulled down around them. There was no legislation to protect architecture, so they were about all there was in terms of awareness-raising. At the same time, photographers strove to reveal the social iniquities beneath the Victorian dream of progress: the appalling slums just streets away from fashionable thoroughfares; the children cast aside by their parents; the homeless, the destitute, the maimed and the mad. Most moving is a series of portraits of inmates of the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum. Literally shorn of luxuriant Victorian hairdos and dressed with institutional severity, these men and women look startlingly contemporary. The unusually close-up portraiture (presumably they had little choice) is also what we expect today when we associate photography with invasion and analysis as much as documentation. In context, though, the images bleakly reveal all the vulnerability of their subjects, and all the responsibilities that a city and a society might or might not choose to accept. MALL GALLERIES Address: Main & North Galleries and Threadneedle Space, The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD Dates: 14th to 19th September Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Web: BRITISH LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS The British Life Photography Awards aim to do a number of things. Not only to recognise the talents of photographers and showcase the very best of our nature photography to a wide audience, engaging all ages with evocative and powerful imagery, but also to highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain s natural history in all its beauty and diversity. Page 5 of 10

6 MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS Address: West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 4AL Dates: until Sunday 1st November Open: Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Web: SOLDIERS AND SUFFRAGETTES - THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CHRISTINA BROOM Christina Broom is regarded as the UK s first female press photographer. With creativity and a bold pioneering spirit she took her camera to the streets and captured thousands of images of people and events in London, revealing unique observations of the city at the start of the 20th century. One hundred years later, a major new exhibition of her works at the Museum of London Docklands reveals the extraordinary story of this self-taught novice who turned photography into a business venture to support her family. Showcasing many images never seen before on public display, this is the first ever exhibition dedicated solely to Broom, featuring prints and original glass plate negatives, as well as the picture postcards of London that brought her substantial commercial success until her death in From parades of First World War soldiers and Suffragette processions to royal occasions and sporting events, view life in London through the lens of Christina Broom. NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Address: St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE. Dates: 2nd July to 18th October Open: Daily 10am - 6pm Thurs & Fri open until 9pm Cost: 10 / Concessions 8.50 (Senior Citizen offer: Every Wednesday over 60's can see the exhibition for 7) Web: AUDREY HEPBURN PORTRAITS OF AN ICON This fascinating photographic exhibition will illustrate the life of actress and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn ( ). See July Newsletter for more details. PHOTOFUSION GALLERY Address: 17a Electric Lane, London, SW9 8LA. Dates: 10th September to 9th October Open: Monday to Saturday 11am to Web: SPENCER MURPHY THE ABYSS GAZES INTO YOU The Abyss Gazes Into You by Spencer Murphy is a series of enigmatic images selected by the photographer through a process of reflecting on his practice and how his internal relationship to themes such as nature and mortality, desolation and beauty, hope and despair, have been represented through the medium of photography since he was given his first camera at the age of eleven. The project title is taken from the quote, And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you by Friedrich Nietzsche. Collectively, these images present a poignant statement about the relationship we have to time and, particularly for Murphy, the influence of his upbringing in an isolated corner of the Kentish countryside with only his imagination and surrounding woodland for company. Photography Exhibition Spencer Murphy While looking through his work to date, Murphy says: I never completely let go of my childhood belief in a world behind this one, hidden by a veil that every now and again slipped to reveal the infinite to those willing to look. And occasionally I would find myself looking at the pictures some of them landscapes, some of them portraits and feel that same sensation I d known as a child exploring the woods. The pictures chosen for this project each capture something of what the Swiss art historian Beat Wyss, in his discussion on Caspar David Friedrich s The Monk By The Sea, called the defenceless, top-speed collision between the ego and the cosmos. Friedrich s painting of a lone figure placed in a brutal landscape resonated powerfully with Murphy. Largely rooted in the principles of Romanticism, the images he presents in The Abyss Gazes Into You speak of the photographer s own response when confronted with the magnitude of nature and man s attempt to relate or control it. Page 6 of 10

7 The exhibition features 17 colour photographs, taken on film Murphy s preferred medium due to its process of time, alchemy and the element of the unknown involved in the craft of analogue photography. While this project includes both portraits and landscapes specific to the theme of the exhibition, Murphy is widely known for his award-winning portraits including the 2013 Taylor Wessing Prize image of female jump jockey, Katie Walsh alongside a substantial portfolio of editorial commissions for magazines including The Guardian Weekend, The Telegraph Magazine, Time, Monocle and Wallpaper. His portraits have also appeared in the Rolling Stone Magazine, GQ and Dazed & Confused. Exhibitions of Murphy s work have been presented in Europe, North America and China and his work is held in the NPG s Permanent Collection. PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY Address: Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW. Dates: until 20th September Open: Mon - Sat 11am - 6pm, Thurs 11am - 8pm, Sun 12noon - 6pm. Cost: Admission Free Web: WE WANT MORE IMAGE MAKING AND MUSIC IN THE 21st CENTURY We Want More explores photography s role in defining music culture today. Both industries have seen a significant change to ideas about ownership and distribution, caused by the advent of digital technologies. The frameworks that created a distance between photographers, fans, stars and their labels have collapsed allowing new ways for music photography to be produced, shared and consumed. See July Newsletter for more details. And also until 20th September: SHIRLEY BAKER WOMEN, CHILDREN and LOITERING MEN This exhibition is a rare chance to see the work of social documentary photographer Shirley Baker, and a portrait of the urban decline of late twentieth century Britain. See July Newsletter for more details. ROYAL OBSERVATORY Address: Small Exhibitions Gallery, Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, London SE10 8XJ Dates: Friday 18th September to Wednesday 23rd December Open: Daily 10am 5pm Web: ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Once again you can expect to see remarkable feats of astrophotography at the seventh Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition. It s a chance to see magical views of both our own night sky and of galaxies far, far away. The winning spacey visions come from dozens of professional and amateur snappers in various categories including Planets, Comets and Asteroids, Stars and Nebulae, Galaxies and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year for under-16s. SCIENCE MUSEUM Address: Floor 2, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD Dates: until 13th September Open: 10am 6pm Daily Cost: 8 (Seniors 7) Web: REVELATIONS: EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTOGRAPHY Discover the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major new exhibition, featuring some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography. See April Newsletter for full details. And... Page 7 of 10

8 SCIENCE MUSEUM Address: Media Space, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD Dates: 24th September to 28th March 2016 Open: 10am 6pm Daily Cost: Free Web: JULIA MARGARET CAMERON: INFLUENCE AND INTIMACY Discover the vibrant life and works of pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron in our new exhibition, Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy, marking the 200th anniversary of her birth. Drawn entirely from the world-class National Photography Collection, the exhibition features the Herschel Album (1864), a sequence of 94 images which Cameron considered to be her finest work to date. Compiled by Cameron as a gift for her friend and mentor, the scientist Sir John Herschel, the album is comprised of Cameron s bold, expressive portraits of influential friends, acquaintances and family members, including Alfred Tennyson and William Holman Hunt. The exhibition will also include rare images and objects such as the late photographs taken in Sri Lanka, her camera lens the only surviving piece of her photographic equipment and handwritten notes from her autobiography. Visit Virgin Media Studio at Media Space for a unique opportunity to see the spectacular, close-up portraits which helped shape photography into an art form and immortalised the Victorian age. THE OXO Address: Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH. Dates: 9th to 13 September Open: 11am to 6pm Web: MISTRESSES OF LIGHT Mistresses of Light brings together a selection of evocative images in an exhibition celebrating the art of landscape photography created by emerging and established women artists. Drawing their inspiration from the land and the sea, the showcased images seek to capture the feel of the fleeting moments created by the special quality of light in nature. Having an affair with the unsurpassed light in the landscape, all the artists are not only mistresses of imagery, but also great supporters of creative and imaginative techniques. The exhibition unites a range of styles and artistic interpretations, from classic grand views, through intimate details abundant in nature s riches, to painterly and abstract images delicately conveying the beauty to be found within the landscape. Exploring landscapes and pushing the boundaries of classic and progressive photography has resulted in an inspiring exhibition of traditional film work alongside digitally enhanced imagery. This ambitious exhibition not only presents personal takes on landscapes, it also emphasises the importance of photography in contemporary art. Contributing Photographers: Sue Bishop, Susan Brown, Karen Frenkel, Charlotte Gilliatt, Cheryl Hamer, Deborah Hughes, Marianthi Lainas, Sarah Medway, Beata Moore, Vanda Ralevska, Rachael Talibart and Linda Wevill. V&A MUSEUM Address: Room 38a, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL Dates: until 11th October Open: 10am 5.45pm daily Cost: Free Web: CAPTAIN LINNAEUS TRIPE: PHOTOGRAPHER OF INDIA AND BURMA This captivating exhibition of the pioneering 19th-century British photographer Captain Linnaeus Tripe features over 60 of his most striking views of Indian and Burmese landscape and architecture, taken between Through these early photographs, Tripe explored the possibilities of this new medium, showcasing and documenting archaeological sites, monuments and landscapes, rarely seen in the West. Tripe creates an impression of the world around him, combining the keen eye of a surveyor with the sensibilities of an artist, while giving testimony to his emerging skills as photographer. Page 8 of 10

9 CAPTURING THE CITY Exciting new initiative from RPS London in partnership with the Bank of England. Will one of your images feature in next year's exhibition? RPS London has teamed up with the Bank of England for an exciting photographic project called Capturing the City. We are looking for pictures that are based on some of the images from the Bank s archive. The best 20 images will be displayed in the exhibition Capturing the City: Photography at the Bank of England, which will be held at the Bank of England Museum. The exhibition will run for a year from January How to Participate Choose one or more of the locations shown in the Capturing the City (Archive) album at: Take a picture of the same location using as much creativity and imagination as you like. Please note that we are not looking for exact copies, we just need your image to depict the same place as the original. RPS Members: Create an album in the gallery section of the website and the link to Non-RPS Members: your images to (max 72dpi, 585 pixels along the longest side). In the Title box, please indicate the code number of the corresponding archive image, which can be found in the Title boxes in the archive album. Last date for uploads is the 31st October There is no limit on the number of pictures you can upload. Please retain high-res copies of your images for printing purposes, if your images are selected for the exhibition. Images must be taken on or after the 20th August. If, however, you have any old archive images, we would be interested to see them too, but not as part of your submission. Please these separately to The Small Print The images entered into the competition must not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party. If the copyright of or other intellectual property rights of any third party have been infringed, then the entrant will indemnify RPS London in respect of any of these third party claims. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not the organisers, to ensure that they comply with these ownership and copyright and other rights requirements, that they own the rights to reproduction of their images and that the images which they submit are lawful and in accordance with these rules. The copyright of all entries remains with the photographers. The photographer will be credited if the image is used by RPS London. RPS London and the Bank of England reserve the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for its website for up to two years from 31st October 2015 as well as for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with The Bank s and The Society s activities, including within The Society s Journal and national media. Personal Data: The RPS may hold and process personal information which you are supplying, in relation to this initiative. It will not pass on your address or personal data to any third party. See more at: Page 9 of 10

10 SMALL ADS MONITORS Two very good quality Dell monitors that would be ideal for a two monitor set up. Two Dell Ultra Sharp 2007 WFP 20" monitors (both with speaker bars) - 60 the pair. (They were over 300 each when new). For specifications see: And a single square format monitor The square "IIyama" Prolite E431S 17" monitor is free to any one that wants it. For specifications see: Contact John CAMERA AND LENSES A Nikon D90 body, boxed with instruction booklets, strap, back plate charger, battery, UC-E4 USB cable, DK-5 eyepiece. View NX2 software shutter actuations. Excellent/mint condition. 170 A Nikon AF Nikkor 28-70mm 1: D lens. Back and front caps. Good/excellent condition 60 A Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro with SLD glass. Very sharp lens. Boxed, case, caps and instructions. 150 Contact Jean-Paul Thanks for reading, and happy snapping, Steve 28th August 2015 PS Don t forget, this is YOUR News Update, and I welcome any contributions from members. Send me your: comments, idea s, articles, events, exhibition details, etc. Send all contributions to: The views expressed in this Newsletter are not necessarily those of Tandridge Photographic Society which takes no responsibility for statements made in any article in this newsletter or for any matter arising there from. Page 10 of 10