AN exhibition of images taken by members of Bradford Photographic Society has gone on display at Shipley Library.

The annual event was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Abid Hussain.

Other dignitaries attending the event, which took place on October 4, included Alan Stopher, President of the Yorkshire Photographic Union (YPU), and Michael Terwin, the head of the collections and exhibitions at the National Science and Media Museum (NSMM).

Tom Heggie, the society's immediate past president, officiated on behalf of the Bradford Photographic Society and Cllr Hussain was confirmed as the group's new patron. 

The honourary position has been held by all of Bradford's Lord Mayors since the beginning of the BPS in 1860.

Mr Stopher complemented the society on its standard of prints at the exhibition as well as recognising the long standing relationship between the BPS and the YPU.

Michael Terwin from the National Science and Media Museum also congratulated the BPS on its exhibition.

He thanked the society for its work in the past with the NSMM and said he looked forward to working together on future projects.

Bradford Photographic Society was founded 157 years ago, making it one of the oldest photographic societies in the world. It was also one of the founders of the Yorkshire Photographic Union, and is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. 

The exhibition at Shipley Library runs until this Saturday (October 14) and entrance is free. There are more than 140 prints on display, of which some are for sale.

Anybody interested in photography is more than welcome to come along to the BPS which meets every Thursday night at the Upper Bolton Conservative Club, Sefton Hall, in Idle Road. The meetings start at 7.30pm.

  • Report submitted by Paul Richards, a member of the T&A Community News Network