Fuji X Photographer Chris Upton talks about Social Documentary and Travel Photography

22 May 2016

10:00 - 16:00

Whatton
Whatton Jubilee Hall
Church Street
Whatton
United Kingdom
NG13 9EL

Tel:0795 512 4000

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Concession - Student£5.00 
RPS Member£10.00 
Group Member£10.00
Non RPS Member£10.00 

Chris has created this talk especially for The East Midland's Region and during the two 45 minute talks he will compare shooting a personal social documentary project, in this instance the closure of Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire with the art of Travel Photography

Chris is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, has received awards in national photographic competitions and twice been commissioned to photograph in Thailand on behalf of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. 

He is also proud to be a designated Fujifilm X series photographer but of course his talks are interesting and useful to all photographers, whatever equipment is used.

He has held several solo exhibitions and was invited to exhibit at the prestigious, Masters of Vision Exhibition of Photography at Southwell Minster in 2009, 2011 and again in 2013.

Chris’ work has been published in many magazines and books, he lectures widely and is represented by several international stock image libraries.

He writes

“Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. I have been fortunate to travel widely and it is an amazing experience to observe and photograph a variety of cultures, people and landscapes. I hope that through my photographs I can bring a little of this to the viewer and inspire others to experience the beauty and diversity of the world for themselves”.

THORESBY COLLIERY

THORESBY THE END OF THE MINE
Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, has closed bringing to an end hundreds of years of mining in the county.

Prior to it's closure Chris spent nine months documenting the site, the buildings and the people and has created an archive of images recording the pit in it's final days. 

This is such an important piece of social history in the county and his aim is to share the via exhibitions, books and talks

He has an Exhibition in January at Mansfield

Thoresby The End Of The Mine features around 50 framed images
Venue : Mansfield Museum, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG
Dates : 9th January - 27th February 2016
Open : Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Admission Free

Book
To coincide with the exhibition he has also published a limited edition book which is available now from his website.

 

Members Talk Ralph Bennett ARPS

Our long standing regional organiser Ralph Bennett will be giving the first of a series of member's talks. He will talk about creating sets of images rather than single images and will ahve two sets with him "Demolitian" and " Red, White and Blue" 

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Please bring your own lunch. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Please note If hall carpark is full please park on the tree lined avenue that you will have travelled along before turning into the hall. Do not park on the narrow road just outside the hall.

 

Opening times

10:00 -16:00 Please note If hall carpark is full please park on the tree lined avenue that you will have travelled along before turning into the hall. Do not park on the narrow road just outside the hall.

Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend this event as it is not possible to refund or transfer to another event less than 14 days prior to the event start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel an event 7 days prior to its start date- please check your hotel and cancellation policy as this may be affected - See more at: http://www.rps.org/events/2016/february/21/panels-panels-all-about-panels-with-clive-haynes-frps#sthash.vd73f1bA.dpuf

Hearing and access requirements

Disabled Access Please note If hall carpark is full please park on the tree lined avenue that you will have travelled along before turning into the hall. Do not park on the narrow road just outside the hall.

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Email the event organiser
0795 512 4000

Region: East Midlands