Here we show some of the opportunities for photography walks and trips in our Region. Please let Regional Organiser Gareth Hughes know of any others that you think might be of interest to Thames Valley members.
Roger Fenton was a towering figure in the history of Photography. In 1853 he founded the RPS and was the Societies first Hon Sec. He was notably the official photographer of the Crimean War in 1855 and his image ‘Valley of the Shadow of Death’ taken in April 1855 has been described as the ‘first iconic photograph of war’. He continued to photograph architecture, landscapes and portraits until he retired from photography in 1862 and returned to practising Law.
We have been in discussion with the Assistant Curator at Windsor Castle about a private visit for some months and are delighted that we have secured 2 dates, the 23rd and 27th of May. We will be joined on the Friday by Simon Hill HonFRPS who is President and Chair of Trustees of the Society.
We will see a curated set of images which, hopefully, will include not only those by Fenton but also other photographers that were his contemporaries such as Frith, Fox Talbot and Julia Cameron. We will see 10-20 objects and be given a brief introduction to the collection by a curator to the Royal Collection and an overview of the display.
Tickets are limited to 10 people on each day.
ALL TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED
Contact Gareth if you want to be on the reserve list
Gareth Hughes LRPS
RPS Regional Organiser Thames Valley