Southport 64th Open Exhibition, 2012

Having successfully gained my fifth British Photographic Exhibitions Crown Award (BPE5*) in October, 2011 I am now pursuing their Associates distinction (ABPE), which requires a further 100 acceptances, plus 20 awards. An awards could be anything from a Commended image up to and including a PAGB Gold Medal.

Having gained 10 acceptances and a Honour Certificate from the Guernsey Salon, 4 acceptances from the Bromsgrove National and 2 acceptances from the Bebington Salon of Photography my ABPE score sheet read 16 acceptances with 1 award.

The Southport Photographic Society Open National Exhibition, their 64th, was judged by Keith Suddaby, Peter Rees and Barbie Lindsay.

From the 8 images I submitted the following 4 images were accepted:

Anne; A Brief Encounter .. Awarded Peter Rees Medal

Dogs of War

Muddy Hell

Mr. Tough Guy

This takes my acceptance score for ABPE to 20, with 2 awards.

The digital exhibition is being held at Christ Church and the accepted prints are show in the Wayfarers Arcade, Southport on Saturday 10th March, 2012.


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John’s involvement with photography has lasted for more than a quarter of a century, although schooled in the use of film John embraced the digital age very early on. He describes himself as a discerning photographer who sees digital imaging as a tool rather than a box of tricks, a photographer whose images are linked by a natural instinct for subject arrangement and attention to detail. His approach to photography is spontaneous – seeking to recapture for the viewer the same mood and atmosphere that drew him to the subject in the first place.
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