Exhibits put visitors fully in the picture

Visitors enjoy the images
Visitors enjoy the images

A STEADY stream of visitors took the opportunity to see some of the best images taken by members of Todmorden Photographic Society over the course of its four-day annual exhibition.

Society president Mr Ian Wright said that this year’s exhibition was the first “all digital” one to be held and the first year members of the public could vote for their favourite photograph.

Witht the exhibition open to the public at Todmorden Town Hall at various times from Friday evening to Monday evening, the public’s choice result had still to be declared at the time of going to press.

Mr Wright said entries were slightly down on last year but a good number of the public had viewed the exhibition and the illustrated talk - Mrs D. Burrows, of Shipley, on “A Norse Journey”; members presenting “Todmorden 2011” and Mr Michael Newton, of Hebden Bridge, on “A Changing Face of Hebden Bridge” - were of high quality and greatly appreciated by anyone who attended.

He thanked Todmorden Town Council for helping with hire costs for the town hall.

This year entries were judged by Mr George Steele, of Rochdale, a life member of the Royal Photographic Society, and results were as follows.


Pictorial: Trophy for best colour print, and best colour work in exhibition, Janet Wright; very highly commended, Philip Willis; highly commended, Leslie Steward; commended, Janet Wright (two entries) and John Crossley.

Portrait: Trophy, Janet Wright; commended, and club activity award, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Philip Willis.

Natural history: Trophy, Janet Wright; highly commended, Gerald Wilson; commended, Gerald Wilson and Carol Dearden.

Record: Trophy, Jacqui Cordingley; highly commended, Ian Wright; commended, Margaret Crowther.

Photojournalism: Trophy, John Crossley; commended, Margaret Crowther and Philip Willis. Any other subject: Trophy, Jeff Knowles. Storyboard: Trophy, Janet Wright.

Todmorden pictorial: Trophy, and best mono print in exhibition, Jacqui Cordingley; highly commended, Philip Willis; commended, Leslie Steward. Todmorden record: Trophy, Magaret Crowther; commended, Jacqui Cordingley and Douglas Wright.


Pictorial: Trophy, best landscape and best projected image in competition, Jacqui Cordingley; very highly commended, Joyce Brierley and Janet Wright; commended, Douglas Wright (two entries), Joyce Brierley, Ian Wright and Janet Wright.

Portrait: Trophy, Joyce Brierley; commended Jacqui Cordingley (two entries). Natural history: Trophy, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Jacqui Cordingley. Record: Trophy, Jacqui Corgingley; highly commended, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Douglas Wright and Joyce Brierley (two entries). Photojournalism: Trophy, Jacqui Cordingley, commended, Douglas Wright and Jacqui Cordingley (two entries). Any other subject: Trophy, Ian Wright; highly commended, Janet Wright; commended, Joyce Brierley.

Todmorden pictorial: Trophy, Jacqui Cordingley; commended, Douglas Wright, Margaret Crowther and Jacqui Cordingley. Todmorden record: Trophy, Douglas Wright; commended, Douglas Wright. Digital image sequence: Trophy, Margaret Crowther.

Monthly competition: Trophy, Janet Wright.