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Honorary Life Member
At the Annual General Meeting of May 30th 2012, Richard Frankfurt was elected Honorary Life Member for services to the club.
Richard, as owner of "Richard Frankfurt Photographic Ltd", has supported our Annual Exhibitions for many years. Without his support, Croydon would not have been able to view the Club's work so frequently, and in such a prestigeous gallery as the Fairfield Halls. Thank you Richard.
Rex Bamber FRPS
Honorary Life President
At the Annual General Meeting of May 30th 2012, Rex Bamber FRPS was elected Honorary Life President for services to the club. The following speech was made by Mr Stuart Pickford.
It is with much pleasure, on behalf of your Council, I propose that Rex Bamber FRPS be elected as Honorary Life President.
As a Life Member myself, I know this distinction is not given lightly, but reserved for those of us who have given exemplary service to Croydon Camera Club over many years, and it is fitting that Rex should be honoured by being elected Life President.
Rex was a well known and respected professional photographer before he happened to visit our Centenary Exhibition in 1990, and was so interested in what he saw, that a month later he became a member, and ten years later he became our longest serving President.
Prior to retirement, Rex enjoyed a long career in the world of photography in its widest possible sense. He joined the RAF in 1941, serving for five years as a photographer. From then to his retirement in his early 70s, he covered a wide range of commercial photographic work, including photographing royal weddings, fashion, celebrities, and food.
At every opportunity after joining the Club, Rex has passed on to club members and others, the benefit of his experience and expertise.
Rex is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has served on their assessment panels. He is a very experienced photographic judge, and is in much demand to judge competitions at all levels, and in so doing has been a great ambassador for Croydon Camera Club.
Rex has always taken part in Club competitions and has had his name engraved 35 times on various club trophies.
Throughout his long membership, Rex has made an enormous personal contribution to the running of the organisation. In always seeking to uphold its aims and objectives, he has been instrumental in encouraging improvement and excellence in the work produced by the members.
Rex is held in the highest regard by everyone associated with the club, and is considered one of our greatest assets.
The proposal is "To elect Rex Bamber as Honorary Life President" and, to copy a well worn phrase, "I commend this proposition to the house".
Stuart Pickford APAGB
Rex Bamber (left) with Stuart Pickford (Right)
The Surrey Photographic Association (SPA) 2012 Exhibition of prints and projected digital images (PDIs) is held at:
The Guildford House Gallery
155 High Street
26 March - 23 April 2012
Open 10.00 to 16.45 Tuesday to Saturday
(Gallery not open Sunday or Monday)
Although the exhibition is over, you can still view some of the supurb entries by reviewing the Exhibition Catalogue.
Take a look at Mark Monckton's "Glistening Ink caps" on page 11 and "Porcelain Fungus" on page 27, as well as Bill Yates' "Cat with abn Issue" page 20.
The catalogue contains many STUNNING photographs.
SPA InterClub PDI Championship Results
The SPA Annual Projected Digital Image (PDI) Championships took the form of a 1 day event.
The PDI Championship was run in conjunction with the SPA AGM in November 2011.
| A selling exhibition by Wally Conquy and Nina Ludwig
Wednesday 11th August
Sunday 12th September
|A selling exhibition by Nina Ludwig and Walter Conquy of
landscape, abstract, architectural and floral studies.
All available to buy as limited edition prints, framed or mounted.
Honeywood Museum by Carshalton Ponds
Telephone: 020 8770 4297
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