The North Gallery is situated in Zone A on the Ground Floor. *Header Image: ‘Frosty Early Morning’ Dave Nicholson
Bath Photographic Society [BPS]
The Society has a long history, dating back to its foundation in 1888 as one of the earliest photographic clubs in the country. It is not surprising that photography aroused a great deal of interest in Bath at that time, with Lacock, the home of the great pioneer of photography William Fox Talbot only a few miles away. His son C H Talbot was one of the very first members of this new club. From that time until the present day, there has been no break in the history of the society.
The BPS is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through membership of the Western Counties Photographic Federation. Currently we have approximately 60 members, ranging in age from twenties to eighties, and in photographic ability from beginners to professionals.
The club programme is varied with items to suit everyone. Invited speakers lecture on photographic subjects illustrated with prints or digital images and there are demonstrations of techniques and practical evenings such as studio photography, new technology etc. Internal competitions are a regular feature, with invited judges. Members are also encouraged to enter external competitions. Whatever the programme we always have an interval when there is plenty of time to talk to other members and exchange views over a cup of tea or coffee. Society members have donated prints to the Mineral Hospital and annually contribute images for the Dorothy House Calendar.
This exhibition is a broad representation of the work of members and has not been selected on ability.
To see more images from Bath Photographic Society, please visit : http://www.bathphotographicsociety.org.uk/