Flash talent decks out museum’s new display

Pontefract Camera Club have an exhibition in the Pontefract Museum. (P512E320)
Pontefract Camera Club have an exhibition in the Pontefract Museum. (P512E320)

Emerging amateur photographers got snap happy for a new exhibition at Pontefract Museum.

The flash display features work by members of Pontefract Camera Club and includes landscapes, portraits and abstract pieces.

The free exhibition celebrates local talent and is already open to the public.

Stephen Dean, club president, said: “The exhibition shows a variety of subjects, some of which are experimental shots.

“I hope people get pleasure from seeing the pictures and are inspired by them.”

Pontefract Camera Club was formed 92 years ago and has members aged in their early 20s to their 80s.

The group meets every Thursday at the Carleton Grange Community Centre, and has a varied events programme throughout the year including practical nights, club outings and special guest speakers from professional photographers.

Mr Dean said: “I’m sure members enjoy coming. We seem to keep hold of them for years, we’ve had some coming since the 1960s but it’s always nice to see new members.”

The free exhibition runs until June 29 with the support of Wakefield Council.

Coun David Dagger, cabinet member for culture, said: “This is a good chance to see the work of the district’s most talented photographers and an ideal opportunity to visit Pontefract museum and see what it has to offer.”

Visit www.pontefractcc.co.uk for more information about the camera club.