External Exhibitions and Courses

  The AGM, Member's Open Day and Regional Print Competition

Members are encouraged to bring up to three of their printed images on any subject.

This will be held on the 3rdof February 2019 at Crockstead Farm Hotel, Halland     Eastbourne Rd. BN8 6PT

Please see the attached Agenda, list of nominations for committee membership, financial accounts and statement by our treasurer Graham Ketley.

The day will start at 10 am with a short AGM lasting no more than 20 minutes.

All attendees must register on the RPS website:-


 The event is free to SE Region members, £10.00 to non South East Region members and £15.00 for any member of the public interested in photography. Non SE members and public may not vote however.

Members day will commence at 10,30 and comprise as it did last year of a number of 20-minute presentations by our members on subjects of their choice i.e. obtaining a distinction, a specific photographic project or technique.  If you would like to make such a presentation please contact me as below.

There will also be a one hour Presentation by Anthony Penrose on Lee Miller, internationally famous model and wartime photographer.

Her incredible story and images bring home the horrors of war, Hitler and the Concentration camps which she visited some before even the allies arrived.

During the day we will have the opportunity to view the images that members have brought and towards the end of the meeting our Judge Past President of the RPS Walter Benzie FRPS will pick out a number of images to critique and will award first second and third places. Winners will receive a SE Region Competition medal and certificate.

The SE Region is seeking a Kent Area Rep, if you are interested in this or doing a presentation on the day then please contact me, Bruce Broughton-Tompkins LRPS Regional Organizer of the RPS South east Region email southeast@rps.orgor telephone 074822 75811

The Crockstead Farm Hotel is a comfortable venue with bar and food available at modest prices. Food should be ordered on arrival and will be ready for you at lunchtime. There is plenty of parking, please let us know if you require disabled parking and access and we will reserve it for you. You can bring your own sandwiches but drinks must be bought at the bar.

Further information on the website link as above.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Bruce Broughton-Tompkins LRPS

 Regional Organizer SE Region.


Exhibition of Prints by the Late Bill Wisden MBE Hon FRPS APAGB 

at the Jubilee Library, Brighton from Monday 11 February to Saturday 23 February 2019.


This exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of the distinguished Brighton photographer Bill Wisden MBE Hon FRPS.


Bill was a member of the Brighton & Hove Camera Club from 1954 until his death in January 2018 and in honour of his talent, achievements and generosity we as a Club wish to honour Bill’s work.

He will be remembered by many for his passion for photography and the amazing generosity of his time spent helping others to develop their own photography. He was always happy to give an honest opinion on a photograph and had the gift of immediately seeing the strengths or weaknesses of an image.


Whether it was in the dark room or later digitally, using Photoshop, he constantly pushed the boundaries and produced work that was well ahead of its time. Bill would refer to himself not as a photographer but as an image maker.

He won many awards and was well known Internationally for his astute composition, humorous juxtapositions, use of colour and, later on, the digital manipulation in his images, creating, what he fondly called, “Wisdens”.

Amongst his many distinctions was that he was invited to become the youngest member of the London Salon of Photography in 1962.

A year later in 1963 he gained his Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and over the years he worked tirelessly to promote and improve the RPS by serving on numerous boards and panels.

In 2011 Bill was awarded an MBE for his services to the Arts.

This exhibition is only a small part of Bill’s Photographic life and is a mixture of his revolutionary darkroom prints and the digital work that he came to embrace even though he once swore he would never go digital. “I’m too old and you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. How wrong he was! He was so ahead of what others were doing in the early days of Photoshop. 

Brighton & Hove Camera Club wants this exhibition to be a tribute to a man who is still greatly missed and will continue to be missed by everyone who loved him and learned so much from him.  

VENUE:Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton BN1 1GE

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:      10am to 7pm

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday:  10am to 5pm

Sunday:                                                                        11am to 5pm
Brighton Stationis only a 10-15 minute walk away from the library.

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