Tag Archives: Lee Townsend

What mugs! Photo group keep Macmillan in the picture

Lenses of Croydon, the borough’s largest photography group, have extended their creative talents to raise money for charity once again, this year donating images for use on mugs which are being sold ahead of the staging of a Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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Barber signs Chelsea winger Canoville for cancer campaign

Chelsea’s first black player, Paul Canoville, has joined a campaign based in a barbershop in South Norwood to raise cancer awareness among customers. Yianni Hapeshis, the owner of Barber Jack & Son on Portland Road, hopes that by fundraising for … Continue reading

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Photography Forum returns with guest Mark Chilvers, Mar 10

Born in a Nottingham borstal (his grandfather was the governor) and educated by nuns in North Wales (in a convent school, not a nunnery), Mark Chilvers started his career as a professional photographer at The Independent in 1998, specialising in … Continue reading

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Award-winner Wallace is Photography Forum guest, Jun 11

Next Tuesday’s Croydon Photography Forum meeting features a talk by celebrated street photographer Dougie Wallace. Wallace was the Street Series Winner in the inaugural Magnum Photography Awards in 2016 and was runner-up in the portraiture category of the 2015 Sony … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower and the impact on communities, CVA, Sep 20

Off The Record Youth Counselling service, in association with the Croydon BME Forum, is staging a panel discussion next week on the impact on the community response to last year’s Grenfell fire in north London, which claimed the lives of … Continue reading

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Award-winning photojournalist Louis Quail to give Forum talk

Louis Quail will be presenting his work at the Croydon Photography Forum next Tuesday September 11. As well as discussing his globally acclaimed photojournalism, Quail will be sharing how he developed the concept of what is his most personal piece … Continue reading

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Photography Forum member offers his Croydon insights

Next week’s meeting of the Croydon Photography Forum will see one of the group’s own members talking about their lifetime’s work with their cameras. West Croydon resident Jan Podsiadly attended the London College of Printing in the early 1970s – … Continue reading

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Barber shops given new focus by Photography Forum

The Croydon Photography Forum returns next Tuesday, when as part of Black History Month they will be looking at the theme “Celebrating Communities: A Tribute to Black Institutions”. The evening’s discussion will focus on photography projects that explore various themes … Continue reading

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Photographer who brings a street feel to his wedding work

October’s Croydon Photography Forum is a first: this month’s talk, being staged next Tuesday, is being given by an award-winning photographer – nothing new there – who also happens to be a member of the Lenses of Croydon group. “It’s … Continue reading

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Photographer Pooten delivers a prized talk at Forum

World-famous photographer Holger Pooten provided an inspiring talk, and raffle prizes, at the latest Croydon Photography Forum this week. Pooten gave an engaging and informative presentation on his work, personal projects and inspirations. His fascination with transitional moments and destruction … Continue reading

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Former NHS nurse now exhibits her pictures at Mayday

The photography of a Croydon woman who used to work in the NHS is now part of a permanent exhibition at Mayday Hospital. Jackie Morrison is a qualified nurse and health visitor with more than 30 years’ experience working in … Continue reading

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Photofile: 2015 Veteran Car Run in Thornton Heath

LEE TOWNSEND, of the Croydon Photography Forum, was up at the crack of a sparrow’s fart today to capture the Edwardian splendour of the annual Veteran’s Car Run as it processed through Thornton Heath

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Community blooms as the sun shines on Saffron Central

The sun shone on Croydon’s “Central Park” yesterday, as volunteers came together on the Taberner House building site for the #BigPotUp to plant 21,000 crocus corms. Photo-journalist LEE TOWNSEND was there to capture the day exclusively for Inside Croydon Croydon … Continue reading

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