The IPF are delighted to announce that Paul Keene FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP/p, MFIAP who is visiting Ireland in February as part of the judging panel for IPF Photographer of the Year and IPF Nature Photographer of the Year Competitions will be conducting a lecture tour following the competitions.
Paul will be visiting Kilkenny Photographic Society, Cork Camera Group and Drogheda Photographic Club to present his AV show entitled “From Here to Eternity”. The show covers a wide range of photography set to popular music. It starts with a few relatively simple AVs of a familiar subjects before moving to more remote locations like Australia and Tibet, and ending with a creative AV that is literally out of this World covering “Life, the Universe, and Everything”. Certainly there will be something for everyone to enjoy and we highly recommend that you make the effort to attend one of these presentations.
- Monday February 22nd: 8pm @ The Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny in association with Kilkenny Photographic Society
- Tuesday February 23rd: 7.30pm @ 36 St. Patrick’s Quay, Cork City in association with Cork Camera Group
- Wednesday February 24th: 8.15pm @ Drogheda Photographic Club, Millmount Square, Drogheda, Co.Louth
Non members are welcome at all venues. There may be a cover charge so please check with each club for details and to let them know if members of your club will be joining them so they can accommodate extra seating.
Paul has been a member of the RPS for almost 40 years and he was awarded his Associateship in 1975 and a Fellowship in 1991.
He has been active in photographic clubs for a similar length of time and considers himself fortunate to have belonged to two very successful societies: Smethwick and Amersham. He was a member of Amersham PS for over 30 years and helped the society grow from a small club to one of the top clubs in the UK. He rejoined Smethwick in 2012.
Paul has been an enthusiastic exhibitor for many years and was one the first photographers in the UK to be awarded the MPAGB and reach the EFIAP platinum level for international exhibition successes. He was also awarded the coveted MFIAP distinction in 2014 for a panel of monochrome environmental portraits taken in China and Tibet.
Paul’s early work centred on nature photography and the subject still holds a great fascination for him. Ten years ago he was invited to join the NPS and more recently, the ZPC, two of the oldest photographic societies in the World for nature specialists. However, he enjoys taking/making pictures of a wide range of other subjects including landscape, creative, street photography, and travel.
In order to put something back in photography he became a club judge 30 years ago and he is still on the PAGB judges list. He has judged the RPS International, the PAGB Nature cup, the PAGB slide championships at Warwick, and many regional, national, and international exhibitions. He also helps photographers who are working towards their RPS and PAGB distinctions.
Paul’s website is http://www.avico.co.uk/