Amateur photographers from photographic/camera clubs around the province will show off the best of their work when the Northern Ireland Photographic Association (NIPA) Annual Print Exhibition opens this Thursday night (6 th July)
The photographs on display will range right across the spectrum of subjects and will include some from the finale of the Calumet supported NIPA Inter-Club series of competitions that ran from September 2016 through to April 2017.
The exhibition this year is just one of many key events as part of NIPAs 50th year of celebrations and has also been
awarded Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB ) patronage (number 32/2017). Photographers of the top images, as determined by a panel of independent assessors, will also receive on Thursday night PAGB awards fortheir work.NIPAs most recent big event was it’s two day 50 th anniversary celebration weekend at Bangor in May and interest by amateur photographers is at an all time high throughout the province. Some NIPA member clubs and individual
photographers now compete at International level which has helped put Northern Ireland onto the world stage.
Over the summer, club photographers will be using the longer days to stock up on images for next seasons Inter-Club series of competitions. Anyone with an interest in improving their practical photographic skills can join their local camera club at any time of the year and full entry details of all the NIPA member clubs can be found on the web site www.niphoto.co.uk.
The website also shows reproductions of the 50 th anniversary archive exhibition, the set of Northern Ireland topic images now held by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland and the full set of over 2000 images that were used to create both collections from.
Although the opening of the NIPA exhibition will be at 7.00pm on Thursday night, the exhibition which features 100
exhibition standard and size prints will remain on week day display at ArtCetera until 22 th July.