Issue 10 of Photography News is out and can be viewed here. Editor Will Cheung has always supported club photography and this is the first national magazine which gives a strong club angle.

Of course it has the ads, unfortunately a fact of life that you cannot take on an enterprise like this without them (especially since the magazine is FREE) but Will is including a lot to interest the club photographer with features about judges and selectors, leading club photographers and so on. Well done Will!

This week I went to a contemporary photography group meeting. They base their work on a theme or idea rather than one polished image. The results are greater freedom and, of course, much more scope for exploring an idea. Personally I found the freedom in this approach very exciting and its is also the kind of thing I think we all tend to do in our personal work. I feel that clubs should embrace and encourage all forms of photography and last year I challenged members to explore a theme or idea in a short collection of pictures. I didn’t call it contemporary photography. This is not AV, where the flow matters. I hope we can continue to explore this next season.

We look to encourage all types of photography – how can we have a true freedom of expression otherwise?