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AGM Update

The AGM generated lots of enthusiasm and ideas. We will spend the Summer consolidating these ideas whilst trying out new formats and venues. Please see the subsequent post about the next DCC meeting which will be on Wednesday June 6th at 7pm. Everyone is welcome as are all ideas!

AGM 3rd May 2018
Agenda Summary

1. Volunteers.

We discussed how to have a stress free experience volunteering with the DCC. The structure will be kept flat with people stepping in as needed to do the admin tasks. The responsibility of arranging meetings will lie with the regular members working together and we will try out some new formats to see how this can best be done.

2. Venues for meetings and exhibitions.

The Wash Bar was very welcoming and we all agreed it was a great place for an AGM or discussion type of meeting, however display space for work was limited so we will try another couple of venues which were suggested to see if they work better for the display of work.

3. Update Manifesto.

It was easier to agree what we were not. We are not a traditional camera club! We keep our options open so we can amend the manifesto as needed. We will meet, show physical work, discuss and debate but keep technical chat to the absolute minimum and make the reason/story behind the the work paramount.

4. Members.

Membership will be open to all and free. After the summer consolidation work and re-branding we will re-launch fully in September. In the meantime everyone is welcome to come along as usual while experiments with format and content take place. We welcome feedback on what members would like to do and see.

5. Format and content of meetings.

Several suggestions have been made.

-Having a topic over a few sessions with one meeting to discuss examples and texts, one to go out and make work collectively, one to critique what members have produced.
– Each member contributing one image (or text) on the theme for an initial topic debate before members work is viewed and discussed.
– Mixing the regular theme nights with exhibition visit/photobook reviews, critical reading discussion, long term project nights, archive visits, collection discussions, collaborative exhibitions/books, fun techniques to loosen up and inspire new work, site visits to make work…

We will try out a few of these new formats to see what people enjoy most.

We are setting up a Bank Of Ideas please leave a comment with what you would like to take part in? Comments are welcome on FB, Instagram and Twitter too.

AGM – 7pm May 3rd 2018

Please come along to the upstairs function room at the Wash Bar for 7 p.m. on Thursday, 3 May, for the next DCC meeting.

We will use this opportunity to discuss the future, now is the time to have your say. Let’s make this the forum for photography in Edinburgh it should be.

Venue – Wash Bar – 11-13 N Bank St (The Mound), Edinburgh EH1 2LP

NB It is the upstairs room at the Wash Bar, not the main bar. The stairs are to the left as one enters the bar.
The manager (Mike) says there is no fee as long as people do him the courtesy of buying a drink.
Provisional Agenda
  • Volunteers.
  • Venues for meetings and exhibitions.
  • Update Manifesto.
  • Members.
  • Format and content of meetings.
Please leave a comment with any items you would like to see on the agenda.

 

All The World’s A Stage – Anneleen Lindsay – 3rd to 29th April


April 2017 – Reflection

The next DCC meeting will be on April 6th 2017 at Stills.

Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.

The theme is Reflection.

Possible interpretations could include:
Actual reflections in windows, water, mirrors.
Self reflection.
Symmetry.

Some photographers to consider:
V&A collection.
Marie-Claire Montanari
Lee Friedlander
Daniel Kulka

Bring one or more printed photographs, to be displayed on the wall and be prepared to say a few words to explain the idea behind your image.

New attendees are very welcome and if you just want to watch rather than display work that is fine. The DCC does not have a formal membership structure. Attendees are asked to make a £3 donation directly to Stills on the night to help them maintain their facilities for our use.

reflection

Bookmarks Artists’ Book Fair – 29th March 2017 at ECA

Bookmarks 2017
DCC members work will be on show at the Edinburgh and Elsewhere stall in the ECA Sculpture Court on the 29th March from 4pm to 8pm. If you missed the Fruitmarket last month don’t miss seeing the diverse range of photo books, journals, ‘zines and illustrations.

Edinburgh and Elsewhere

Photobook Group March 2017

The next meeting of the Photobook Group will be at the Checkpoint Cafe at 11am on Tuesday March 21st.

It’s a small, informal gathering. Just bring one Photobook to discuss with the Group while you have a cup of coffee.

The meeting is usually over by 12 noon.

TALK: David Eustace in conversation with Alex Hamilton

Book via Eventbrite – Stills, Centre for Photography

Thursday 9th March 2017, 6PM

David Eustace in conversation with Alex Hamilton, Chair of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography (SSHoP).

Fruitmarket Artists’ Book Market – 2017 February 25th and 26th

DCC members work will be on show at the Edinburgh and Elsewhere stall at the Fruitmarket gallery at the end of the month. The Artists’ Book Market is open from 11am to 6pm on Saturday the 25th and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday the 26th. Come along and say ‘hello’ and enjoy looking at the diverse range of photo books, journals and ‘zines.

Edinburgh and Elsewhere

Democratic Camera Club 2016

Sixth annual book containing photos by DCC members. Edited and designed by John Sumpter.

Ideas of Beauty – Catalogue

Ideas of Beauty catalogue. Edited and designed by John Sumpter.

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