Mayor launches Ipswich and District Photographic Society’s annual Town Hall exhibition

Ipswich Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Barbara Quinton visit the Ipswich and District Photographic soci

Ipswich Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Barbara Quinton visit the Ipswich and District Photographic society exhibition at Ipswich Town Hall. Pictured with Lynda and David Robinson - Credit: Lucy Taylor

The annual exhibition of a long-running photography society opened in Ipswich this week featuring more than 500 pieces of work produced by its members.

Ipswich and District Photographic Society’s exhibition showcases 300 prints and 250 digital images encompassing a mixture of monochrome, colour, landscape, creative and portraiture, among others.

Ipswich mayor Bill Quinton opened the exhibition at the Town Hall in Cornhill on Tuesday and selected his favourite image for the Mayor’s Cup, according to a long-standing tradition dating back to 1926.

Exhibition secretary David Robinson was awarded the cup, which was presented along with others awards by the deputy mayor at the society’s annual dinner at Ipswich Golf Club that evening.

David Schenck, the society’s publicity officer, said the exhibition had started slowly but he was hoping more visitors would attend.


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“There’s a nice high standard of photographs and it’s very varied,” he said. “One of the things we like to do as a club is to have every member of the club submit their work, which we hope encourages other people to participate.”

The exhibition runs until Saturday, March 14. It is open each day from 10am-5pm apart from on Sundays and on Monday, March 9.

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It closes at 4pm on the final day, Saturday, March 14.

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