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1 DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the December Newsletter. TPS PROJECT 365 After Ken Scott's inspirational talk a few weeks ago I thought it would be good if a bunch of TPS members had a go at a 365 Project for that means taking a picture every single day of the year! For those of you who missed the talk, some of the key points were: Don't plan - be spontaneous Take a camera (of any sort, even a phone) everywhere you go. Try a different view - looking down, looking up, lying on the ground... This is not about ultimate picture quality, as for a competition. Its about learning to see the world differently, and hopefully improving your photography along the way. If you're working, and can't get home in daylight, then make use of your lunch break! Otherwise - there are always still life possibilities around the home. So far I have had expressions of interest from 3 other members: its a big commitment, but we do want to start out with the intention of completing the whole year. Doing it in collaboration with other members will help keep up the motivation, so if you are interested, please drop me a line or grab me one Thursday. The system we will use will be based on the Flickr website - so the first step for everyone will be to create a (free) account at Then Add a New Album called something appropriate: One-a-Day, My365, A Flickr Group called TPS365 ( has been set up, and you will need to visit that and request to join. From the start date of January 1st you will need to upload a single image only each day - I suggest restricting the size to around 800 pixels, and if you prefer, add a watermark to copyright your images. Change the title of the image to "DayXXX" so that the whole sequence will ultimately sort correctly. Also, we'll each be able to see what everyone else did on any specific day. It would be nice to add a short description to each image, but it won't be mandatory. Once uploaded, add it to your personal 365 Album - this will become your album for the whole year - or you may prefer to create one for each calendar month. Then click the Add to Group link to post it in the TPS365 Group. Obviously, it may not be convenient to upload images every single day - the important thing is taking them - but ideally upload 2 or 3 times a week, making sure you keep the Day numbering correct. If you aren't familiar with Flickr then I suggest you get practising straight away - I will open up the TPS365 Group so that we can get the hang of things, but I will remove all the images in it at the end of the year. If you want to join in the fun then just contact me... Brian Smith TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 1 of 10

2 PRINT STORAGE CASES Alan Gristwood will be ordering a print storage case. If any other member is interested in purchasing a print case Alan has offered to make a group order which will reduce the cost per case. The standard size of the case is 21"x17" (to take 20 x16 (50cmx40cm) prints. They come in various depths (1¼, 2½, 3, 4 & 6. The Nomad Heavy Duty Photo Box is a one piece design box & lid, manufactured in black resin fibreboard, raw edged box, lid with turnover top only and black plastic corners, lid retained by 2 straps with plastic buckles, straps riveted to box base and buckles positioned to lid centre. Optional extras are: Pair of webbing handles, Plastic suitcase handle and Loose piece of 12mm foam. See: If you are interested please contact Alan - PAGB NEWSLETTER The latest PAGB Newsletters are available via this link: PAGB e-news 127: PHOTOGRAPHY NEWS The latest issue of Photography News (Issue 14) is available online now and it can be found at: In addition to all the industry news and hands-on kit reviews, it contains launch details of their Camera Club of the Year competition in association with Canon - see page 10 to read all about Round 1 and details on how camera clubs can enter. EVENTS STEAM TRAINS PASSING Here's one for all steam enthusiasts: There is scheduled to be Two Black Fives* powering a train into Kent on Tuesday 23 rd December. Their route is via Purley - Redhill (10.50am) - Godstone (11am). The return schedule has the train back at Godstone at 15.25pm. See: * From Wikipedia: 'The London Midland and Scottish Railway Class , almost universally known as the Black Five, is a class of steam locomotive. It was introduced by William Stanier in 1934 and 842 were built between then and Members of the class survived to the last day of steam on British Railways in 1968, and eighteen are preserved.' TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 2 of 10

3 2015 SOCIETIES CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW The Societies Photographic Convention and Trade Show 2015, Europe s Largest All-welcome Photographic Convention, runs from Wednesday 14th January to Sunday 18th January.. All photographers from professionals to enthusiasts are welcome to attend our Convention and/or Trade Show at Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU. The 2015 Convention is a veritable feast of education, with five days of action packed programmes designed to help you put your imagery ahead of the game. What s On: FREE Photographic Trade Show* See all the latest cameras and other photographic gear. The three day Trade Show spanning the Friday to Sunday is a gathering of the who s who in the photographic industry, with major manufacturers eager to show you the latest in technology and design. *if registered before 31 December 2014 Featured Exhibitors: Adobe, Canon, Panasonic, Bowens, Manfrotto, Fujifilm and Olympus Masterclasses Don t miss out on the chance to start off the year with inspiration from some of the world s best photographers. 250 hours of Masterclasses have been confirmed for the 2015 Convention. You can attend the full 4 day Masterclass programme from just 150. Superclasses If you are looking for a more hands-on experience without having to fight the crowds, the Superclasses are for you. Limited to just 15 delegates these informative and educational workshops will enhance your Convention experience. For full details or to register for free entry to the Trade Show: HANGING AROUND ATLAS GALLERY Address: 49 Dorset Street, London W1U 7NF. Dates: until 24 th January 2015 Open: Monday Friday 10am 6pm. Saturday 11am - 5pm Web: CELEBRATED "Celebrated" will showcase important and iconic works from internationally renowned photographers; through exhibiting a variety of photographers each capturing diverse subject matter the exhibition aims to illustrate the varying forms that the photographic image can take and offer something for everyone during the holiday season. Included in the show will be abstract works by Bill Brandt, Andreas Gefeller and Niko Luoma alongside black and white reportage photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. A particular highlight in this exhibition will be the works of Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt, who eloquently captures the whimsical and the humorous in everyday life and his works will form a significant part of the exhibition. Highlights include the romantic "Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1989" and "California Kiss, 1955" alongside more the more humorous pictures "Paris, 1989" and "Felix, Gladys and Rover, New York City, 1974", whereby Erwitt uses our canine companions as the focus of his, sometimes satirical, works. In an almost polar approach to photography is the geometric work of Niko Luoma, Systematic Collapse R to B, Luoma finds his inspiration in mathematics and geometry and his interest lies in repetition of forms and finding new ways to challenge the photographic process. Looking at his works you would not instantly categorise them as photographs, but they are photographs in their purest form an interchange between light sensitive materials and light. Other photographers in the exhibition include Bill Brandt, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bruce Davidson, Frauke Eigen, Robert Frank, Andreas Gefeller, Ernst Haas, William Klein, Niko Luoma, Jimmy Nelson, Sebastião Salgado and Paolo Ventura. TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 3 of 10

4 BEETLES+HUXLEY GALLERY Address: 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE Dates: until 23 rd December Open: Monday - Saturday 10am pm Web: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014 A museum quality survey of 63 master photographers, from Edouard Baldus to Edward Burtynsky. Over 160 important pictures spanning the breadth of photographic history, held across two London galleries. This year Beetles+Huxley have taken the unusual but enjoyable step of teaming up with the Osborne Samuel gallery on Bruton Street to help stage their annual group show. Osborne Samuel is an extremely prestigious gallery, best known for dominating the Modern British field with their exhibitions of Lynn Chadwick, Henry Moore and other internationally famous British artists. Beetles+Huxley are delighted that they have agreed to help host this exhibition, which is so large and expansive in its scope that it demands two galleries to do it justice. Osborne Samuel will be displaying the 19th and 20th century works and Beetles+Huxley will be displaying the contemporary photography in the exhibition. And OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY Address: 23A Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG Dates: until 23 rd December Open: Monday - Friday 10am 6pm, Saturday 10am -2pm Web: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS 2014 Masterpieces of modern & contemporary photography including Bill Brandt, Brassai, William Klein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn and Willy Ronis. In conjunction with Beetles+Huxley Gallery. DANIEL BLAU GALLERY Address: 51 Hoxton Square / London N1 6PB Dates: until 20 th December Open: Tuesday 11 to 6pm Web: MARGARET BOURKE-WHITE -VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS This solo exhibition of Margaret Bourke-White s work features a selection of over sixty vintage photographs. The Bourke-White exhibition presents contrasting facets of the photographer s work, including incredible images of the Second World War in North Africa and Italy shown alongside previously unseen and lesser-known photographs of burlesque dancers backstage. See November Newsletter for full details. THE GREENWICH GALLERY Address: Linear House, (corner of Royal Hill and) Peyton Place, London SE10 8RS Dates: 4 th December to 24 th December Open: Monday Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 4pm Web: PETER KENT'S WORLD - GRAND SHOW OF ORIGINALS AND PRINTS The December Show in The Greenwich Gallery will be a bumper display both of original art works and prints by acclaimed marine and topographical artist Peter Kent. Coverage includes his unique depictions of both past and present celebratory events. TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 4 of 10

5 LITTLE BLACK GALLERY Address: 13A Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ Dates: 2 nd December to 16 th December Open: Tuesday & Thursday: 11am - 1pm and 2-6pm, Saturday: 11am - 4pm Web: SURVIVAL - WINNERS OF 45 th ANNIVERSARY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples rights, is delighted to announce the twelve winning entries of its first-ever photographic competition, held to mark the organization s 45th anniversary. The winning photograph by Giordano Cipriani is a stunning portrait of an Asurini do Tocantins man in the Brazilian Amazon. The winning entries give an insight into the incredible diversity and unique ways of life of tribal and indigenous peoples around the world. The photographs feature, among others, the long-distance running Tarahumara in Mexico, the bull-jumping Hamer in Ethiopia, and the mountain-dwelling Igorot in the Philippines. One of the runners-up: a Hamer man in Ethiopia's Omo Valley skilfully jumping over a row of bulls as part of a wedding ceremony. The twelve winning photographs will feature in Survival s annual calendar. Open to amateurs and professionals alike, the competition called for entries in the categories of lands, human diversity and ways of life, and aimed to celebrate photography as a powerful medium for raising awareness of tribal peoples. The judging panel included Survival s Director Stephen Corry, actor and Survival Ambassador Gillian Anderson, the BBC s Human Planet photographer Tim Allen, The Little Black Gallery s Co-founder Ghislain Pascal, Survival s Editorial consultant Joanna Eede, and Survival Italy Coordinator Francesca Casella. Stephen Corry said: An important criteria when selecting the winning images was that they convey a fair and accurate picture, and do not falsify the appearance or behaviour of their subjects. The range of highquality entries from around the globe shows that it is possible to take stunning photographs of contemporary tribal peoples without resorting to portraying them as either brutal or noble savages. Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples rights, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. It was founded in 1969 following an article by Norman Lewis in the UK s Sunday Times Magazine about the genocide of Brazilian Indians, which featured powerful images from the acclaimed photographer Don McCullin. MUSEUM OF LONDON Address: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN Dates: until 1 st March 2015 Open: Monday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. Web: HE WASN T AN EASY GENTLEMAN TO DESCRIBE... - PHOTOGRAPHS BY KASIA WOZNIAK The adventures of the world s most famous fictional detective and master of disguise, Sherlock Holmes, inspire a new fashion photography series featuring images by photographer, Kasia Wozniak. See November Newsletter for full details. NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Address: St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE. Dates: until 22 nd February 2015 Open: Daily 10am - 6pm Thurs & Fri open until 9pm Cost: 3, Concessions 2 Web: TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2014 The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 is a unique opportunity to see sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world. See November Newsletter for full details. TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 5 of 10

6 NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Address: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD. Dates: Until 30 th August 2015 Open: 7 days 10am pm. Cost: Adults 12.60, Concessions 6.30 Web: WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 EXHIBITION This year, the WPY competition has taken a fresh approach to challenge photographers. New categories have encouraged images of more diverse species and inspired photographers to think differently about the way they tell stories and use new technologies. From intimate portraits to layered motion stills, the award-winners blend startling visuals, compelling narratives, and a passion for the natural world. See November Newsletter for full details. PHOTOFUSION GALLERY Address: 17a Electric Lane, London, SW9 8LA. Dates: 7 th November to 5 th December Open: Monday to Saturday 11am to Web: HOW GREAT THOU ART 50 YEARS OF AFRICAN CARIBBEAN FUNERALS IN LONDON Photographer Charlie Phillips presents a sensitive photographic documentary of the social and emotional traditions that surround death in London s African Caribbean community. See November Newsletter for full details.. PHOTOFUSION GALLERY Address: 17a Electric Lane, London, SW9 8LA. Dates: 12 th December 2014 to 30 th January 2015 Open: Monday to Saturday 11am to Web: SALON/14 Photofusion are pleased to present this year s Members exhibition, Photofusion SALON/14. Taking its name from the 18th and 19th century Parisian salons, this exhibition will showcase the work of 140 artists, whose photographic and video work will cover the gallery walls from floor to ceiling. A record number of entries were received this year over 1200 images representing the breadth of artistic talent throughout the membership. There were no categories or themes, the aim of Photofusion SALON is simply to showcase individual images that are powerful enough to stand alone in representation of a captivating story or concept. Submissions included a broad range of technical experimental photography, such as fragmenting light through a darkroom enlarger and image making through the use of a Microsoft Kinetic Sensor, through to documentary photography that deals with social and cultural issues in the Middle East. The exhibition will take you on a journey from Britain s Sunday Soldier s commemorative WWII re-enactments to the Albanian landscape with its recycled communist bunkers. Four photographers from the SALON/14 exhibition will be selected and awarded a bursary to develop their work for next year s SELECT/15, with mentoring and assistance from Photofusion staff. Last year s recipients, Chloe Borkett, Jochen Klein, Katarina Mudronova and Travis Hodges had a highly successful exhibition this summer which featured in the Telegraph and TimeOut online amongst others. Photofusion are pleased to confirm their continued collaboration with Hotshoe magazine through the Hotshoe Photofusion Award Judged by Hotshoe editor-at-large Miranda Gavin, the award will be presented on the opening night of the exhibition with the winner receiving a feature on the Hotshoe Blog and a free annual magazine subscription. Last year s recipient, Katarina Mudronova, has continued showcasing her work with her Strategic Cooking series recently selected to appear in Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed at The Photographers Gallery. Gallery visitors will be able to vote for the Public s Choice Award 2014 throughout the exhibition, resulting in three artists selected to have their work exhibited on the Photofusion Street Gallery after the exhibition. In addition to this, Photofusion are delighted to announce the inaugural Analogue Black and White Photography Award 2014, selected by Photofusion s master printer Nick Jones and Silverprint Gallery manager Fraser Miles. TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 6 of 10

7 PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY Address: Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW. Dates: until 18 th January 2015 Open: Mon - Sat 11am - 6pm, Thurs 11am - 8pm, Sun 12noon - 6pm. Cost: Admission Free Web: EDWARD STEICHEN - IN HIGH FASHION, THE CONDÉ NAST YEARS This is the UK premier of Edward Steichen: In High Fashion: The Condé Nast Years it includes over 200 vintage prints, many on public display for the first time since the 1930s. See October Newsletter for full details. And, same dates: VIVIANE SASSEN ANALEMMA: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY This is the first London presentation of works by Dutch-born photographer Viviane Sassen (b 1972), one of the most exciting and creative figures working across contemporary art and photography today. See November Newsletter for full details. ROYAL OBSERVATORY Address: Small Exhibitions Gallery, Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, SE10 8JX Dates: until 22 nd February 2015 Open: 10am 5pm Daily Cost: Free Web: ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION The Royal Observatory presents its annual display of the captivating winning entries from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. See November Newsletter for full details. SOMERSET HOUSE Address: East Wing Galleries, East Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Dates: until 25 th January 2015 Open: 10am 6pm daily Web: CHRIS STEIN/NEGATIVE: ME, BLONDIE, AND THE ADVENT OF PUNK On the occasion of Blondie s 40th anniversary, Somerset House will showcase a series of iconic and previously unpublished photographs by Chris Stein, co-founder of Blondie, providing a behind the scenes look on life in the trailblazing band, from their underground early days to global sell-out shows and chart domination. See November Newsletter for full details. And: SOMERSET HOUSE Address: Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Dates: until 25 th January 2015 Open: 10am 6pm daily Web: WOUNDED: THE LEGACY OF WAR - PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRYAN ADAMS An exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams of young British servicemen and women who have suffered life-changing injuries on military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. See November Newsletter for full details. And: TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 7 of 10

8 SOMERSET HOUSE Address: Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Dates: until 15 th March 2015 Open: 10am 6pm daily Cost: 9, Concessions 7 Web: GUY BOURDIN: IMAGE MAKER The UK s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer s estate, from 1955 to This major show will chart Bourdin s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence. See November Newsletter for full details. TATE MODERN Address: Tate Modern, The Eyal Ofer Galleries, Bankside, London SE1 9TG Dates: until 15 th March 2015 Open: 10am 6pm daily Cost: 14.50, Concessions Web: CONFLICT, TIME, PHOTOGRAPHY From the seconds after a bomb is detonated to a former scene of battle years after a war has ended, this moving exhibition focuses on the passing of time, tracing a diverse and poignant journey through over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography. In an innovative move, the works are ordered according to how long after the event they were created from moments, days and weeks to decades later. Photographs taken seven months after the fire bombing of Dresden are shown alongside those taken seven months after the end of the First Gulf War. Images made in Vietnam 25 years after the fall of Saigon are shown alongside those made in Nakasaki 25 years after the atomic bomb. The result is the chance to make never-before-made connections while viewing the legacy of war as artists and photographers have captured it in retrospect. The immediate trauma of war can be seen in the eyes of Don McCullin s Shell-shocked US Marine 1968, while the destruction of buildings and landscapes are documented by Simon Norfolk s Afghanistan: Chronotopia Different conflicts will also reappear from multiple points in time throughout the exhibition. The Second World War for example is addressed in Jerzy Lewczynski s 1960 photographs of the Wolf s Lair / Adolf Hitler s War Headquarters, Shomei Tomatsu s images of objects found in Nagasaki, Kikuji Kawada s epic project The Map made in Hiroshima in the 1960s, Michael Schmidt s Berlin streetscapes from 1980 and Nick Waplington s 1993 close-ups of cell walls from a Prisoner of War camp in Wales. The exhibition is staged to coincide with the 2014 centenary and concludes with new and recent projects by British, German, Polish and Syrian photographers which reflect on the First World War a century after it began. WATERLOO STATION Address: Mezzanine Level, Waterloo Station, London SE1 W7 2RL. Dates: 1 st December to 31 st January 2015 Open: 7 days whilst station is open. Cost: Free Web: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2014 It's all change for this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition. After seven successful years at the National Theatre, we are very excited about the move to another iconic location - the busiest station in Britain - London Waterloo. The exhibition will be held on the recently-built Mezzanine level of the station. Completed in the summer of 2012, the balcony provides a perfect location to display the winning entries from the competition; showcasing the very best of the British countryside in the very heart of the capital. We are the first event of this type to be held here and it's a great privilege for us. Not only will the photographs appear on display stands across the balcony but will also make an appearance on the amazing a 40m wide LCD screen which is the largest single indoor screen in the UK and spans the station from platforms 7 to 11. TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 8 of 10

9 V&A MUSEUM Address: Room 100, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL. Dates: until 4 th January 2015 Open: 7 days 10am 5.45pm Cost: 9 Full, including donation*, 8 Senior citizens, including donation*, 8 Full, 7 Senior citizens (All plus booking fee per ticket) Web: & HORST: PHOTOGRAPHER OF STYLE This autumn the V&A presents the definitive retrospective of the work of Horst P. Horst ( ), one of the 20th century s master photographers. See website or the August Newsletter for more details. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY Michel Gosset has pointed out some very good wildlife pictures on the Internet, taken by Richard Nicoll ARPS AFIAP from Cambridge. See and Richard has written interesting papers about "cheating nature " and image manipulations in international exhibitions. See: spublished.pdf PRESS ENQUIRY Good afternoon, My name is Amy and I'm the chief online reporter at and as well as a series of newspapers including the Surrey Advertiser and News & Mail. We're looking to start running regular features on our websites featuring photos of our counties taken by local amateur photographers and wondered if the photo clubs would be able to help us source these. Photos will be included in online galleries - with a credit for the specific photographer - and will also promote the clubs themselves. Kind regards, Amy Amy De-Keyzer Chief reporter, online Surrey Advertiser Group Find me on Facebook: & If you are interested please let Peter Simpson know. NB as Amy has not supplied any T&C do be careful about keeping your copyright and usage rights! Thanks for reading, and happy snapping, Steve 29 th November 2014 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: TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 9 of 10

10 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. TPS Newsletter December 2014 Page 10 of 10