Season Close meeting and celebration 2024

On Tuesday , May 7th, we held our final indoor meeting of the 2023/24 season. It was both a very happy and a very sad occasion as we honoured the prizewinners and said farewell to our President, Rob de Ruiter, and to our Chairman, Carolyn de Ruiter, who are moving away into the Wilds of Wiltshire. We wish them well in their new home and their new, exciting surroundings and thank them sincerely for their enormous contribution to Bognor Regis Camera Club over many years. Fortunately, as they have family commitments nearby, we hope to see them again during the new season.

As Carolyn pointed out in her address during the presentation prizes, this final indoor meeting of the season does not mean the end of camera club activities over the summer. There will be, from time to time, other activities such as the planned visit to West Dean Gardens that is coming up shortly, summer walks in company and our annual exhibition, which opens on the 29th of July.

For the presentation of prizes, our retiring chairman took top spot with five trophies. Very many congratulations to Carolyn.

Left to right:

David Hastings

Jan Derrett

Tony Lord

Paul Tucker

Carolyn de Ruiter

Martin Tomes

Other winners not present are: Celia Henderson, Tony Arromba and Jim Wakefield

As Carolyn pointed out in her address during the presentation prizes, this final indoor meeting of the season does not mean the end of camera club activities over the summer. There will be, from time to time, other activities such as the planned visit to West Dean Gardens that is coming up shortly and our annual exhibition, which opens on the 29th of July. And, of course, the monthly Clickers coffee morning.

Our 2024 to 2025 season we’ll start with the Opening Evening. on the 10th of September at 7:30 PM in our usual meeting place of St Mary’s Centre in Felpham. At that meeting, members will be given the details of the 36 events which are planned to run through forthcoming season.

The meeting closed with a short presentation by Tony Lord about his 2023 ‘Selfies’ project and his prizewinning photo book.

Have a great summer and. enjoy your photography!

Keynote Speaker Feb 2024

David Collyer – All in a Day’s Work

This event is being shared to club members by Zoom for you to join in from home. You will find the link in the latest ‘Snapshots’. Do not go to the hall, you will be cold & lonely!

David is a photographer based in South Wales
⚫ He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and won the Documentary Photographer of the Year competition in 2021
⚫ David works primarily using film
⚫ His work has been widely published, including on the front page of The Guardian newspaper

David is a photographer based in South Wales
⚫ He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and won the Documentary Photographer of the Year competition in 2021
⚫ David works primarily using film
⚫ His work has been widely published, including on the front page of The Guardian newspaper

David Collyer FRPS is a South Wales based photographer. He discovered a passion for telling a story through images as a teenager, spending time with the press photographers and journalists on a local paper in Surrey edited by his father.

As a documentary photographer who works predominantly on long term projects, he returned to shooting film a few years ago, preferring a sixty-year-old Leica and the anticipation of what he’s captured, to modern digital cameras.

His work has been published internationally, and has appeared in magazines and newspapers, as well as the book All in a Day’s Work, documenting hospital staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. The book is in the collection of the British Library and The National Museum of Wales.

His photo of a shattered theatre practitioner appeared on the front page of The Guardian and was one of Amateur Photographer magazine’s photos of the year in 2020. He is currently working on a further two books, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, as well as being named Documentary Photographer of the Year 2021. David is a member of the F/8 Documentary group of photographers.