After a busy season our thoughts can turn to taking a break. Ralph Browes “Tannery Row” shown above was entered into one of our print competitions last season and was much admired for its timeless qualities. 

We have started a new feature this week – selecting the website of a particular photographer you might find of interest. We start with Michela Griffith. See further down the page.

Our evening meetings programme for the 2016-17 season is now finished. We start again on 7 September. Meanwhile we will continue to update the website, so  please explore all the tabs above for events, galleries, help and advice and do call back to see the new items. Our Forum especially remains active with the monthly theme and other topics. Our new 2017-18 Programme has been uploaded and will tell you what sort of fare to expect at our meetings.


On the FORUM

Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Graciela Iturbide, Flor Garduño

Lots of interesting discussion on our Forum; Gregory Crewdson & Masahisa Fukase, using colour, Saul Leiter, Windows 10, Canon re-launch and more!

On the WEB


This week we are suggesting you take a look at the work of Michela Griffith. I think it was John Blakemore who said that photography does not do big vistas any favours and certainly the impression made on us by the wider view of the landscape is very difficult to capture. Much more rewarding can be looking at details and some of Michela’s work does just that.

Thursday 7 September 7:30 for 7:45pm
 First Meeting of the Season
  Lifestyle Centre, Moss Sq., Crewe
Parking CW1 2DH

The postcode for the centre is CW1 2BB but may not work on your satnav, use CW1 2DH for the car park (Civic Centre)
You are welcome to join us at any meeting, meanwhile please explore the website by clicking the tabs above.

and visit our
Flickr site, Facebook page  or follow us @crewephotosoc and @JohnRoyle5 on Twitter .

♦ The Monthly Forum Theme for May is Working Colours  Make colour work in your composition
PAGB e-News 184 is published. Note 5 MB file. Members may sign up to receive the newsletter directly.
Saul Leiter and colour photography
♦ 2017-18 Competition Rules published (1600 x 1200 PDIs), see DOWNLOADS>RESOURCES
♦ 2017-18 Programme published. Members please note that this is PROVISIONAL, don’t copy to your diaries yet! See PROGRAMME! 
♦ Les Simpson has been investigating the mystery of the Victorian ‘Crewe Circle’. Read about Les’ research and other documents on the case here.  

Front page slideshow of recent work  HERE.


 Here is a selection of photographs from our 2016 Season


 • “Be Careful What You Wish For” is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.
Ian writes with authority and clarity and we expect the article to be of wide interest. 


• Shirley Baker’s work at the Manchester Art Gallery

• Club Exhibitions: South Manchester 10 Jun – 2 Jul, Accrington 10 Jun to 20 July, South Liverpool 27 Jul – 9 Aug – see L&CPU Website for details.

• New series of MASTERS of PHOTOGRAPHY starts on Thursday 24th May on Sky Arts at 8pm

• From Stockport PS – The final event of the Spring into Photography events associated with the 125th Annual Exhibition of Stockport Photographic Society will be held on the 27th May at 2pm -4pm in the Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. It will be a talk entitled “From Daguerre to Digital: A History of the Camera” by Dr Michael Pritchard, Chief Executive of the Royal Photographic Society. Admission is free and all are welcome to this event. We have been lucky to secure Dr Pritchard and it would be great to see your members attend to show the RS that photography is live and active in the North West of England.

For our full listing, see EVENTS 





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