Report by Angela Riley
Saturday 13th June saw the start of the popular annual exhibition of photography from the Hebden Bridge Camera Club at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It was opened by Councillor Karl Boggis, Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council, who was welcomed by Philip Dean, Secretary of the Camera Club.
After looking round the exhibits, the Mayor performed the official opening saying “It is a pleasure to be asked to open this excellent exhibition. Although I know very little about lenses and shutters etc. myself, taking photos only with my mobile phone, I can see that there are some really good examples of the art here and I hope that lots of people will come in to see them. I shall certainly come again before the exhibition closes.”
The exhibition was well supported by both locals and tourists alike, around 500 people coming in during the first three days alone. 70 framed images were on display and visitors were asked if they would like to vote for their favourite three. One or two of the images on display will also feature in the Club’s 2016 Hebden Bridge Calendar, which will go on sale later in the year.
As well as the printed pictures, some digital images could be viewed on a television, kindly provided by the Co-operative Supermarket in Hebden Bridge; these were the Club competition winners from 2014. The exhibition was open until Wednesday, 24th of June, daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission was free and anyone making a vote was offered a token for a 10% reduction at the Town Hall Café, courtesy of the Town Hall management.
1st: Autumn, Hardcastle Crags by Philip Dean.
2nd: Looking For Food by Ian Parker.
3rd: Whitby Abbey by David Dempsey.