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London Bookworms Meetings (3rd Wednesday)

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London Bookworms - Currently held via Videolink

"Bookworms" meet to discuss a photography book about ten times a year (no meetings in December or in the Summer).  Occasionally they may attend Exhibitions or Workshops as a group.  Meetings are usually on the third Wednesday of the month but may vary.  

Although the meeting has in the past focused on a particular book over a number of months, the format has now changed and currently the group is focusing on a different photographer each month, a format which is proving very popular. The programme has included famous as well as lesser known photographers, and the discussions have been very stimulating. There is a core of 8 regulars and several others attend intermittently.

All are welcome but meetings are deliberately kept to a small number so that all can enjoy and participate in discussions.   For more information, to check dates and to book, click here




The following is a reading list to which the members are invited to contribute their personal recommendations and thus build it as a reference for the Group.

The first suggestions by Bookworm members are listed below.

  • Gerry Badger, The Genius of Photography, 2007

  • Gerry Badger, The Pleasures of Good Photographs, 2010

  • John Berger, several books including: Understanding a Photograph, 2013; Another Way of Telling, 1982

  • Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour, 2012

  • Henry Carroll, Read this if you want to take great photographs, 2014

  • Jackie Higgins, Why it does not have to be in focus: modern photography explained, Thames & Hudson, 2013

  • Robin Kelsey, Photography and the Art of Chance, 2015

  • Ashley La Grange, Basic Critical Theory for Photographers, 2005

  • Stephen Shore, The Nature of Photographs, 2007

  • Liz Wells, A Critical Introduction, 5th revised edition, 2015

Recommendation from Del Barrett is 'The Pencil of Nature' (Henry Fox Talbot) - downloadable from Project Gutenberg.  There’s a whole load of free stuff on their bookshelf <> , for those interested in historical stuff.


Our photo-walks programme is restarting on 15th, 20th and 25th April with walks for groups of six people; further walks are planned for May.  Look out for dates and details! Click here

The RPS London Region Members Print Exhibition 2020-21 is now up at Putney riverside. Link here  It is currently planned to run entil the end of May.

All four of our regular monthly meetings are being held on the usual dates via video conference Zoom - click here for details of all our events.

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