The Isle of Man Photographic Society will be showing the latest images from the Bebington Salon of Photography at Thie Ellyn (the Art Society building) in Withington Road, Douglas at 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 14.
The evening will be presented by Bob Dennis, a committee member of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union and main architect of the Bebington.
The salon comprises a showing of more than 400 digitally-projected images – selected in open competition from 3,500 entries.
Some images will be presented individually, and some in audio-visual sequences with a sympathetic musical background, but all representing the best of current British photography.
The images will cover a wide variety of subjects, with both colour and black and white images, and will include natural history, landscape and people shots.
The Bebington has its origins in the British Photographic Exhibitions (BPE), which exists to encourage photographers to enter competitive exhibitions and which recognizes successful entrants via the issue of the highly-regarded ‘Crown Awards’ photographic distinctions.
Acceptance of an image in any one of the 21 exhibitions forming the current BPE circuit qualifies the entrant with a point towards earning a BPE Crown Award – 25 points counts as a BPE1*, while additional acceptances will progressively work towards a BPE5* for which 300 acceptances are necessary. As at mid-2013, only 81 photographers had gained sufficient points to qualify as BPE5* - despite the BPE awards having started more than 20 years ago.
The meeting is open to all with an entry fee of £2 per person.