DIG Thames Valley: Janey Devine FRPS - Celebrating British Life Today

24 March 2019

10:00 - 15:30

Wokingham, Berkshire
Woosehill Community Hall
Emmview Close
United Kingdom
RG41 3DA

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RPS Member£14.00 
Non RPS Member£17.00 
Group Member£10.00
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Celebrating British Life Today

There are many interpretations of what Documentary Photography actually is, so the talk will start with a look at some classic documentary images, and how this type photography sits alongside other types of photography such as street, photojournalism, travel etc. Janey will then show a selection of her work looking at various aspects of British Life - from horse racing and pigeon fanciers to the fish auction at Grimsby and the woollen mills of West Yorkshire. She will also explain “the story behind the story”  and her approach to managing  projects.
Over lunch there will be an opportunity to look at some of the magazines that Janey has produced, plus a number of classic books on Documentary Photography.


Having had a career in IT, Janey was an early convert to digital photography, and bought one of the first digital cameras in 1998. A few years later she sold her business and was able to combine her love of the sea with her growing passion for photography. Experimenting with a number of techniques she strived to produce an “impression” of the landscape, and was awarded her Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2008 with a panel of images taken in East Anglia.
More recently she has become fascinated with documentary photography, and is currently working on a project looking at areas in the UK where a major industry has fallen into decline, and the effect that has had on the community. Janey was invited to join Arena in 2016. She is also a member of the Focus Group, regularly exhibiting in their annual exhibition.

Website: janeydevine.com/

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We meet at Woosehill Community Hall, in Wokingham, Berkshire

Woosehill Community Hall is less than one mile away from Wokingham Railway Station. The station is served by trains between Reading and Waterloo, and also between Reading and Gatwick. Please be aware that Sunday train services can sometimes be erratic!

Parking in the small Hall car park is for speakers and judges, those disabled or anyone bringing equipment for an event. You should park in zones A and B of the Morrisons car park adjacent. Drive past Emmview Close  and Morrisons, then turn immediately left into Fernlea Drive, and look for parking zones A and B. Walk back through Morrisons car park zones C and D to get to the Hall.

For those using SatNav, the relevant postcodes are:

  • Woosehill Community Hall: RG41 3DA
  • Morrisons Supermarket: RG41 3SW
  • Fernlea Drive: RG41 3DR.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. We suggest you bring a pack lunch, or you can purchase sandwiches etc at Morrisons Supermarket next door.

For those wishing to pay on the door or buy raffle tickets etc, please note there is a cash machine at Morrisons.

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Hearing and access requirements

HEARING: Our Announcers and Presenters use radio microphones and a PA system at our events. ACCESS: The Hall has two ‘Disabled’ parking bays with sloped wheelchair access to the ground floor venue.

Alan Bousfield ARPS
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Region: Thames ValleyGroup(s): Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Thames Valley, Documentary, Documentary Thames Valley