Exhibition is a sight to see

Sunderland Photographic Association president John Doyle (centre) with monochrome winner Alan Brown (left) and colour winner Edgar Beveridge (right) at the Association annual exhibition at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
Sunderland Photographic Association president John Doyle (centre) with monochrome winner Alan Brown (left) and colour winner Edgar Beveridge (right) at the Association annual exhibition at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens
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ENTHUSIASTIC amateur snappers have unveiled an eye-catching exhibition on Wearside.

Sunderland Photographic Association’s new show, which is being presented at the Museum and Winter Gardens, Mowbray Road, has used a variety of sources as inspiration.

Photographs in the Sunderand Photographic Association exhibition on display at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Photographs in the Sunderand Photographic Association exhibition on display at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

About 60 prints are on display for visitors to look at.

The group’s president, John Doyle, said: “We do this every year and we have done it for a long time now.

“In two years’ time it will our 125th anniversary.

“I have been in the club for over 25 years myself.”

Winning monochrome photograph in the Sunderand Photographic Association exhibition on display at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Winning monochrome photograph in the Sunderand Photographic Association exhibition on display at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Mr Doyle added it was often difficult to secure space to put their photographs on display, but the association was happy with what it had done this year.

He said: “We are very grateful for the exhibition space we have been given.”

Prizes for the best photographs were handed out in a number of categories.

Alan Brown’s “Looking Back”, a homage to the area’s mining roots, scooped the top prize in the monochrome competition.

Edgar Beveridge claimed the best colour photograph gong with his shot of a canna lily flower.

“The standard has been very good this year,” said Mr Doyle, who is due to stand down as president after two years in the role.

Sunderland Photographic Association’s exhibition will be on display until May and is free to visit.

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