Thursday, 14 June 2012

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News Blog - 14 June

Tonight we have the third round Print Competition Judge: Tom Davie ARPS DPAGB APAGB.
Annual exhibition

It would be nice to see more members attending the opening evening of the Annual Exhibition, a key event in the life of Malden Camera Club.

It’s only a few weeks until the Annual exhibition, I would be most grateful if all those holding trophies or in procession of Trophies that need engraving would kindly return them to me as soon as possible either to my home or at the Club meeting. ( 020 8287 2176 )
We would be grateful for donations for the raffle on the opening evening of the Annual Exhibition. 

Please help publicise the Annual Exhibition by getting people/shops etc  to display the this poster

 Other news.

Kingston Library Photographic Competition closing date 31 July: Details and entry form
Photographers Gallery - London
The Photographers Gallery has recently re-opened it’s located about in London about 200 metres from Oxford Circus. Entry is free it features an excellent bookshop and Cafe. 

I visited the exhibition of photographs by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky. He travelled the world to chronicle the effect of oil on all our lives, and to reveal the rarely seen mechanics of its production and distribution. This exhibition shows three sections from Burtynsky’s series Oil: Extraction and Refinement, Transportation and Motor Culture and The End of Oil. The works depict landscapes scarred by the extraction of oil, and the cities and suburban sprawl defined by its use. He also eloquently addresses the coming end of oil, as we face its rising cost and dwindling availability. The prints are huge 6 by 4 feet
DEFENCEOF THE PUBLIC REALM 6pm, Monday 25th June 2012
Free event
Great Hall, Bishopsgate Institute,
230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

The privatisation of our public spaces along with arbitrary restrictions and controls - backed up with state of the art monitoring systems - is not only a threat to individual liberty, it also reveals a fundamental democratic deficit for society as a whole.

Who controls the ‘public’ realm? In whose name and for what purpose is this space used? Why is the protester, photographer, skateboarder, rough sleeper and graffiti writer demonised and excluded?
Why are local authorities selling off record amounts of parks, playing fields and allotments to the private sector with little or no oversight from communities and local people?

During the Olympic Games, the biggest mobilisation of military and security forces since the Second World War is to be implemented. How will our freedom to move through and engage in these spaces be monitored and restricted during this time?

Featrured speaker
Marc Vallée, documentary photographer whose work covers the London graffiti scene, anti-skateboarding architecture and political dissent.
Full details

Next week

Members' Evening: Back to Black / Film Noir Dress in black and bring your camera and flashgun.  A chance to learn, have some fun and socialise

Further details from Perry

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