Stunning pictures on show at unique York venue

The Italian Chapel, Orkney, as captured by York Photographic Society member Anthony Emmott
7 Aug 2013 @ 10.01 pm
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The Italian Chapel, Orkney, as captured by York Photographic Society member Anthony Emmott
The Italian Chapel, Orkney, as captured by York Photographic Society member Anthony Emmott

The talent of York photographers will be on show for all to see at a unique venue in the city this weekend, August 10-11.

These wonderful photographs are among those in the exhibition of prints by members of the York Photographic Society at the York Medical Society Rooms.

The club membership is setting ever higher standards. “This year our club won the award at the Yorkshire Photographic Union for the best display of colour prints, and members also won two individual trophies,” said Allan Harris, president of York Photographic Society.

The mists of Sea Pool, Bude, by Carol Emmott
The mists of Sea Pool, Bude, by Carol Emmott
The beauty of Yorkshire is included in the exhibition; this image is of Ingleborough
The beauty of Yorkshire is included in the exhibition; this image of Ingleborough is by Allan Harris

Not only is it a chance to marvel at some spectacular images, it’s a rare opportunity to explore York Medical Society Rooms. They are not usually open to the public and are a hidden gem.

The former residence of Dr Tempest Anderson, medical doctor and Victorian volcanologist, the historic building has a secret garden in the middle of the city.

“Leave the bustle of Stonegate for a view of some of the best photography of this thriving society,” Allan said.

York Photographic Society meets weekly during the September to May season at the Poppleton Centre, Poppleton, York, each Wednesday at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome and a list of forthcoming events is available on the society’s website.

“We try to encourage each other in the development of our photography and a taste of what we have to offer is available at a free introductory meeting,” Allan said. That takes place at Poppleton on September 4, 2013 at 7.30pm.

 


  • The York Photographic Society exhibition is free and the photographs are for sale
  • York Medical Society Rooms are at 23 Stonegate. Opening times are 10am to 5pm on 10th August and 11am to 4pm on 11th August
  • There’s still time to enter the YorkMix photo competition and win £250. Details here