Monday, 1 June 2009

Pictures at the exhibition

The Bucks PhotoShow
Friday 29, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May 2009-
New Buckenham Village Hall
The Bucks Photoshow at the end of May was well supported by people from both villages. Of the 32 exhibitors, 11 came from New Buckenham and 9 live in Old Buckenham.
Old Buckenham resident Alison Hannah went along to the first night and here is her review of what she saw.

Attracting over 30 exhibitors from New and Old Buckenham and the surrounding area, the ‘Bucks PhotoShow’ at New Buckenham Village Hall was a wonderful showcase for local talent. Photographers from 17 to 70+ had the opportunity to display their work – some never having done so before. The result was a fascinating collection of well-presented photographic art – covering every kind of subject. From New Buckenham Market Place to the distant splendours of the Ganges or Cuba; from seascapes and wild skies to zoo and wildlife; and from the brilliant colour of the digital abstract to black and white portraiture – the range was inspiring. Although many of the photographs were for sale, it was evident that for those taking part it was having this chance to share their love of the visual image that was most important.

It was a real pleasure to see the work of the amateur ‘who just loves to take photos’ given the same prominence as the professional work – and sometimes it was hard to tell which was which. The organisers, who masterminded the event with a group of volunteers, were delighted with the response on the first night of the weekend-long exhibition. This second show, which grew out of the popular New Buckenham Art Exhibition, had this year attracted even more entrants and yet higher standards than the first. It’s hoped that the event would go from strength to strength, becoming a regular bi-annual fixture in the Buckenhams' calendar.

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