"Who says its Visual Art" by Jay Charnock FRPS and "iPhoneography to Fellowship: My Continuing Journey" by Viveca Koh FRPS

11 March 2018

10:30 - 16:00

Whatton Jubilee Hall
Church Street
Whatton in the Vale
United Kingdom
NG13 9EL

Tel:0795 512 4000

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Non RPS Member£10.00 
RPS Member£10.00 

As humans we like to feel organised and put things into boxes with labels on, and photography is no different. We will often ask questions such as "is this documentary or contemporary, natural history or travel" etc. One of the big questions is whether a photograph is art. Today’s speakers are both fellows of the RPS and leading lights in the special interest group called Visual Art.

Jay Charnock FRPS

Jay Charnock frps Fellowship Panel (above)

If she is in the country most Saturdays will see Jay at Trafalgar Square in her home town of London where she will be with her camera cutting out slices of the timeline of life with her shutter finger.

Jay was the chairperson of the Visual Art Group and is currently their exhibitions secretary. Her fellowship panel was inspired by the work of the American painter Edward Hopper and was created using the Polaroid transfer process to create a sense of time and place.

When you get to talk to Jay it soon becomes apparent that she ‘breaths’ photography and has a wide gamut of knowledge, I hope her talk will help us understand our own direction in photography more.

Viveca Koh FRPS

Viveca Koh frps Fellowship Panel (above)

Viveca loves the whole process of photography from the moment she sees something, the composition and taking and then the post production. Whether she is shooting with her Nikon D810, a Holga or her camera phone or working on her computer she finds herself totally absorbed.

Her family are all ‘arty’ and work as architects, painters, designer and poets but it was not until 2008 that Viveca took photography seriously, which was when she first purchased a DSLR. By 2011 she had gained her associateship with the RPS and then the following year she began working on her fellowship, something she gained with a set of images from a commission from her uncle which asked her to illustrate his poetry.

Viveca talks about the ‘Communication’ and the ‘Making’ of an image where the former is something many will associate more clearly with documentary or journalistic photography but is it what all photographers are doing with their imagery, something I hope both Viveca and Jay will discuss in more depth with us.

On the day coffee and tea is free and available throughout but please bring your own packed lunch as there is no where local to obtain it.

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