A DONCASTER photographic club is marking its 30th anniversary by hosting one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious photographic events.
The Through The Lens camera club, known as TTL, is staging the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual show at the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery until 9 July.
The exhibition features 200 photographs, selected from an initial submission of around 1,000 works.
The Yorkshire Photographic Union is the governing body of all the photographic clubs in Yorkshire. Its annual exhibition brings together the best photographs from across the region, taken by both amateur and professional photographers. Each year a different club acts as host for the exhibition, coordinating the display and organising the awards ceremony that goes with the exhibition.
Harold Armitage, spokesman for TTL, said: “Every year one club in Yorkshire hosts the annual assembly and this year TTL volunteered to do it so it is a huge feather in our caps. It has been very successful and we’ve had great praise from the YPU for it.
“It is the first time we’ve hosted the Yorkshire wide show and it co-incides with our 30th anniversary. It is rather nice to mark it in that way.”
“I’ve not had any entries put on show myself but we have a few from TTL. Five of our photographers have work on displuy including Austin Morris, who won the Young Photographer of the Year, and his work is on show. for a portrait called Dreamy Girl.”
His mum Hedi is also on display for an award for having prints accepted, as is club member David Couldwell, and disabled snapper John Townley, who is visually impaired.
Councillor Cynthia Ransome, Doncaster Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and customer services/regulatory services, said: “The exhibition showcases the talents of both amateur and professional photographers with images featuring a wide range of subject matter from landscape to portrait, sporting action and architectural subjects.
“I would encourage visitors to come along as there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.”
The TTL Camera Club was formed at Markham Main Colliery in 1981. Now in its 30th year, the club meets every week at Club 39, College Road in Doncaster, where a variety of different activities take place. The club is always keen to welcome new members.