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Tuesday 5th March – Layers

Layered subjects, layered meaning, layered arrangements and collage, layers for image editing and manipulation. Lots of possibilities for this months theme.

photo Transparent and reflected layers of view
Transparent and reflected layers of view,

Everyone welcome. Bring along some prints or just join in the discussion.

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.

March 2017 – Transformation

The next DCC meeting will be on March 2nd 2017 at Stills.

Doors open at 6.30pm for 7pm start.

The theme is Transformation.

 Possible interpretations could include:

transformation of yourself,

transformation of your neighbourhood;

or transformation of the world into a really scary place.

As usual you should bring one or more printed photographs, to be displayed on the wall.

You should be prepared to say a few words to explain the idea behind your image.

New attendees are very welcome. The DCC does not have a formal membership structure. Attendees are asked to make a £3 donation (to Stills) on the night.

John Sumpter. ‘When Your Ship Comes In’…..post show analysis.

Thanks to all of you who came to my show at the weekend. There was a great party atmosphere, especially on opening night. If you missed the show, all is not lost, here is a clip of the artist reflecting on science, life, and art. There are also glimpses of the exhibits.

You won’t be surprised to hear that I have already started on a photobook to commemorate the event. The core of this will be photos that Donald took on opening night. But if anyone else has any good photos I’d love to see them. I already have a nice shot, contributed by Clare Lamont, of the artist eating a banana, .



Photo Book Group March

The last meeting was on Tuesday the 16th of February from 11am at Checkpoint Cafe, 3 Bristo Place.

We discussed the following books:
La France, Raymond Depardon
An Unexpected Return On My Journey To The West, Chiu Yi-Chieh
Never Far, Sam Ash
The Death of a Beautiful Subject Sophy Rickett
Føroyar, Elmar Bambach
Insomniac Chronicles, Clayton Percy
The City is a Novel, Alexey Titarenko

Also mentioned Cathedrals of Culture.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday the 15th of March from 11am at Checkpoint Cafe, 3 Bristo Place. All welcome.

John Sumpter’s Exhibition: ‘When Your Ship Comes In’

All DCC members past and present are invited to my upcoming exhibition ‘When Your Ship Comes In’ in the Memorial Room at Summerhall.




The exhibition will take the form of a ten year retrospective. There will be iconic images from the early days of Camera Club, but also many previously un-exhibited images from my current work.


There will be writing, video, and a mountain of photo-books. If you need any further incentive, the exhibition will see the premiere of a re-configured video featuring a legendary musical performance I gave at Stills in April 2012. The original video was shot on a camera phone by Chloe Kippen. Comparisons with the re-discovery of Kantor’s ‘Water Hen’ video are not far fetched.


The exhibition runs for one weekend only: Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th. I will be present throughout. There is a preview on the Friday night 6.30 to 8.30pm to which you’re all invited.


March 2016 – Solitude

March’s theme will be “Solitude”. Hosted by Dan Clipsom.

When: Thursday 3rd March from 7pm
Where: Stills

Just a reminder that I will be presenting next Thursday night on the theme of Solitude and steering the discussion around the work you bring to present.

I think it’s quite a broadly interpretable theme, whether solitude refers explicitly to the subject matter or implicitly as you look through the eyes of the photographer. It could be literal solitude in the sense of physical isolation, or you might consider aspects of social solitude and exclusion in the context of the local community or the global family.

I’ll be putting together a slide show exploring how the artists and photographers who have inspired me convey solitude. And those of you who know my work would probably say they were quite successful.

Please donate £3 to Stills on the night to help them maintain the facilities for our use.

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