Gavin Freeborn is guest speaker at Photography Forum, Sep 3

The second Croydon Photography Forum is being held this Thursday, September 3, from 6.45pm, when the guest speaker will be professional photographer Gavin Freeborn. The event is being staged at the CVA Resource Centre on London Road.

Photographer Gavin Freeborn shares his professional know-how at the Croydon Photography Forum this Thursday

Gavin Freeborn shares his professional know-how at the Croydon Photography Forum this Thursday. Pic by John Graham

Open to all, the event is free of charge, and the Forum welcomes new members.

Gavin Freeborn works nationally and internationally as a photographer, and says he has become “immersed in a vibrant music and arts scene, soon becoming a popular photographer with work published in various media including The Observer and Guardian online”.

The Croydon Photography Forum was the idea of Lee Townsend, photographer and coordinator of Lenses of Croydon.

He says that, “Croydon Photography Forum aims to provide a space for photographers to network, learn from the experience of professionals, and discuss their own ideas. The Forum hopes to attract young people who might be thinking of a career in photography and would benefit from the guidance of those who have already forged a career.”

The Croydon Photography Forum staged its first meeting last month when the guest speaker was Gary John Norman, an award-winning lifestyle photographer, who gave an enlightening presentation on the stock photography industry and shared more of his considerable knowledge in a question and answer session led by the photographer Alexandra Coyle.

Gary Norman and Alexandra Coyle at the first Croydon Photography Forum

Guest speaker Gary John Norman and Alexandra Coyle at the first Croydon Photography Forum

“To those tempted to think of photography as a dying art,” Townsend said, “Norman countered that our society has never been hungrier for images. We might now have fairly sophisticated cameras in the hands of the general public, but it takes a photographer’s eye and sometimes considerable forward planning to seize an image that really captivates the viewer.”

If you would like to attend this month’s event, please book your free ticket via Eventbrite  or watch for #CR0_PF on Twitter or email Lee@lensesofcroydon.org.uk.

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