Sheffield landmarks in the frame at new exhibition

Golden Light on Lawrence Field by Stephen Elliott
Golden Light on Lawrence Field by Stephen Elliott
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They are Sheffield landmarks you may have seen hundreds of times – but a new photo exhibition really puts city sites in the picture.

Eye-opening images of the ‘cheesegrater’ car park, Kelham Island Museum, The Moor and Balm Green are among snaps to be showcased as part of the Sheffield Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition next week.

February Morning in Padley Gorge by Jonathan Elliott

February Morning in Padley Gorge by Jonathan Elliott

More than 180 new images in total – taken in Sheffield, the Peak District and further afield – will be displayed at The Workstation, Paternoster Row, in the city centre.

The week-long run will launch the start of the thriving group’s 150th anniversary celebrations. A much-anticipated ‘Now And Then’ exhibition will be held in the summer, revealing some of the best work taken by members down the decades.

Society president John Scholey said: “This is a special year for us. We look forward to welcoming many visitors, not only to enjoy the images but also to be inspired to find out more about using a camera and photography in general.

“Sheffield Photographic Society, which was founded in 1864, is one of the largest such groups in the UK with more than 100 members including enthusiastic amateurs, professional and semi-professionals using mainly digital equipment. This is a display of some of the best work of those members and we’re excited to put them on show.”

Redevelopment of The Moor November 2013 by Keith Lord

Redevelopment of The Moor November 2013 by Keith Lord

The exhibition will officially open at noon on Monday, and run until the following Sunday.

Members of the society will be on hand at lunchtimes during the week and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday to chat about the images and photography in general.

Visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite print in the exhibition.