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Motox Winning Trio by Ian Wilde
Motox Winning Trio by Ian Wilde

ALMOST 200 images will be on display when Shef-field Photographic Society returns with its annual exhibition next week. Members’ work can be seen in the 1554 Gallery of Sheffield Cathedral from next Thursday, February 23, to Sunday, February 26.

Colour and monochrome prints were selected by acclaimed photographer Leigh Preston for the exhibition, which includes the efforts of beginners and juniors and covers subjects ranging from natural history to photojournalism.

Founded in 1864, the society is one of the oldest in the world and is one of the largest and most thriving organisations of its kind in the UK, with more than 100 members from Sheffield and North Derbyshire, from enthusiastic amateurs to professionals.

One of its most successful years has seen seven images accepted for the London Salon Exhibition, which takes worldwide submissions.

Sponsored by Harrisons Cameras, the exhibition will be officially opened by Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley next Thursday at 1pm, and is open to the public from 10am to 5pm Thursday to Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. Admission is free.

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