Photography talents to star in long-running cathedral exhibition

Cromer Sunset by Bradley Damms. Picture: BRADLEY DAMMS

Cromer Sunset by Bradley Damms. Picture: BRADLEY DAMMS - Credit: BRADLEY DAMMS

A beach scene, coastal sunset and a striking portrait will star in a new photographic show.

Faces of India by Rob Stephens. Picture: ROB STEPHENS

Faces of India by Rob Stephens. Picture: ROB STEPHENS - Credit: ROB STEPHENS

The three winning pictures from the inaugural Norwich and District Photographic Society (NDPS) public photography competition will feature in the group's annual exhibition.

Snow in the Dunes by Justin Minns. Picture: JUSTIN MINNS

Snow in the Dunes by Justin Minns. Picture: JUSTIN MINNS - Credit: Justin Minns

It runs in the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral until Saturday, July 14, 10am-4.30pm, and will show more than 100 photos.

The society launched its public photography competition this summer and more than 200 people entered.

There was no theme and the best three images were selected by John Wilcox from the East Anglian Federation of Photographic Societies out of the top 20 images.

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The winning photos ended up being one of a Cromer sunset by Bradley Damms, the beach huts in the Southwold dunes in the snow by Justin Minns and a black and white portrait of an Indian man by Rob Stephens.

Maurice Young, NDPS exhibition secretary, said: 'We put our toe in the water when we launched the competition and were overwhelmed.

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'Any one picture out of 40 could have won the competition. The entries were of a very high standard.'

The competition was open to anyone of any age and pictures which were sent in were of varying subjects from pets to landscapes.

As well as taking part in the 102nd annual NDPS exhibition, the three winners will receive framed certificates featuring their winning shots.

Other pictures included in the exhibition are by club members and are separated into five categories.

These are scenes, people, wildlife and nature, an open category and taken in Norfolk category.

Mr Young added the idea behind the competition was to promote the club and find out about other photographic talent.

He said there was also no major photographic competition in Norfolk. Following on from the success of the contest the society plans on running a similar competition for young people later this year and making the general contest an annual event.

Mr Young added the society, which has about 60 members, offered people the chance to make friends and get photography inspiration.


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