Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Photographic events at River House Barn Walton Surrey

The Art of Photography:
From Plate Camera to Computer
Wednesday 6th – Sunday 24th October
Opening Hours:  Wed-Sat 11am – 4pm  Sun 2.30-4.30pm

In a rare opportunity to see early prints from The Royal Photographic Society’s Collection – ranging from 1845 to 1940 – this exhibition contrasts the work of the pioneers, including staging and multiple negatives to make composite prints, with outstanding work from today’s RPS digital photographers who use their cameras and computers to develop exciting images and art.   Consumer digital cameras and easy access to imaging software have led to greater awareness of the use of manipulation in everything from airbrushed models on magazine covers to celebrity and political set-ups.   You will see from this exhibition that the debate about truth and illusion in photography is far older.          Entry to the Exhibition is FREE.

There will be a Private View on Tuesday 12th October from 6pm to 8pm -immediately following this there will be an illustrated talk by Peter Nicholls, senior Times photographer, on Photo-journalism.   

Tickets for this talk are £8 from the Box Office on 01932 253354.

After training in photography Peter Nicholls worked on local newspapers and a provincial news agency before moving to Fleet Street in the late '80's. There he worked for the UK's first colour daily, Today, before joining the Times in 1995 where he is now a senior photographer.   Covering a whole host of themes, his most recent work is born of the 'war on terror' and has taken him to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he has been embedded with British and US troops, as well as operating unilaterally. 

He has also travelled extensively in Africa and many other strife-torn parts of the world to cover famine, floods and conflict, including the middle-east.   He will talk about his life in photo journalism, showing a selection of his photographs.

Photo Study Day
Sunday 17 October
10am – 4pm
Tickets £25 (£15 students) inc. lunch
Box Office:  01932-253354

In conjunction with this photographic exhibition, a Study Day on Sunday 17 October from 10am – 4pm for years 12 & 13 students and adults will be run by Steve Caplin, a digital artist who specializes in satirical photomontage illustration.  His work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world.   Steve is the author of nine books, including the best-selling How to Cheat in Photoshop and the newly published Art and Design in Photoshop.

Don’t miss this chance to see some of the rarest and greatest photographs the RPS has in its archives!!

Riverhouse has plenty of FREE parking and a fully licensed café-bar serving light lunches during gallery opening hours.  It is only 30 minutes from Waterloo.

Further information on 01932-254198

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