Huddersfield Photo-imaging Club showcases its annual exhibition in Town Centre location

Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club are showcasing the talent of local amateur photographers as it holds its Annual Exhibition in Unit 35 Piazza Shopping Centre (next to Toyland), Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield.

The club has received support from Kirklees Council by providing the venue as well as once again been part of the Temporary Contemporary creative arts initiative.

The poster advertising the annual exhibition at the Piazza Shopping Centre

The exhibition opened on Thursday, 8th July and will run until Saturday, 14th August with viewing every Thursday and Saturday in this period from 11am to 4pm.

As the exhibition is classed as a gallery, visitors will need to wear face-coverings to comply with Government policy. Two of the club’s members will be on hand every opening day to ensure visitors’ safety. Up to 12 visitors can be accommodated at any one time. Admission is free.

Around 140 framed prints are on show and some 80 digital images are displayed on a flat panel television. The exhibits include the winners in a range of categories. The best images from each category of prints and digital images were chosen by independent judges.

St Mary’s Lighthouse by Clayton Manhertz won 1st place in the Intermediate Digital Image category.

The full list of winners and trophies awarded for prints is as follows:

Richard Fulcher was awarded the Cooke Trophy for the best  Open Monochrome print
Janice Keyes was awarded the Briggs Dyson Trophy for the best Open Colour print
Chris Rogers was awarded the Halifax Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study print
Alan Stopher was awarded the Roy Kirk Trophy for the best Nature print
Sue Gibson was awarded the Colin Sutcliffe Trophy for the best Architecture & Record print
Harry Wentworth was awarded the Creative Print Trophy for the best Creative print
George Fewster was awarded the Colin Gower Cup for the best Travel print
Chris Rogers was awarded the Armitage Trophy for the best Scapes print
Clayton Manhertz was awarded the Bernice Sheard Trophy for the best Intermediate level print (an open competition for less experienced members who are no longer beginners)

Salts Mill by Sheelagh Davidson won 1st place in the Open Digital Image category

The full list of winners and trophies awarded for digital images is as follows:-

Sheelagh Davidson was awarded the Whiteley Trophy image for the best Open image
Matteo Leonetti was awarded the HPIC  Cup for the best Sport, Action & Photojournalism image
Harry Wentworth was awarded the Wood Trophy for the best Portrait, People and Figure Study image
Kevin Lloyd was awarded the McMillan Trophy for the best Nature image
Carla Lloyd was awarded the Dorothy ComleyTrophy for the best Architecture & Record image
Richard Fulcher was awarded the Diamond Trophy for the best Scapes image
Clayton Manhertz was awarded the Frank Heeley Trophy for the best Intermediate level image (an open category)
David Simmons was awarded the George Major Rose Bowl for the best Beginners image (an open category)

The digital sequence uses a television provided by Kirklees Council.

Although Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club has not been able to physically meet for some months we continue our weekly meetings with a varied programme using video conferencing. Details are on the website: www.huddersfieldpic.org.uk.

NB: All of the featured photos have been provided to Huddersfield Times from the authors via the Huddersfield Photo-Imaging Club. Permission has been granted for these photos to be used by Huddersfield Times, but copyright is held by the authors.

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