PhotoBath meetings schedule 2017/18

Note: please scroll down below the Calendar for full meeting details.


July 2018

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun


Meetings will normally be held at Friends Meeting House, York St, Bath BA1 1NG (unless otherwise notified)
and will commence @ 7.30pm and finish around 9.30pm. (normally 2nd Monday of each month}
Each meeting will aim to have a variety of activities/topics and include a break and social time.
They will involve members at much as possible.

Meeting reminders will be sent out approx. 10ays before each meeting

Lead co-ordinators have been highlighted where possible

Please note: not all content has been confirmed and may be subject to change.




Mon Sept 4th, 2017.

Feedback from exhibition curating team decisions made/criteria etc. – Phil Hendy

Mon Oct 9th, 2017.

Totterdown Bristol 1972-carlo chincaA talk and presentation by locally born Photojournalist Carlo Chinca.

Monday October 9th, 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House, York St, Bath BA1 1NG

Carlo has worked as a Photojournalist all of his life and has worked and lived in a variety of places including London, Spain and New York. He has completed assignments for a number of iconic magazines as well as range of newspapers.

This will a chance to see examples of his commissioned work alongside his more personal documentary images ranging from street scenes to portraits of the famous. Carlo will be in conversation with Jon Leahy and will show examples from his life’s work.

Hope you can make it for what promises to be an interesting and illuminating evening.


Mon Nov 13th, 2017.


What makes an Iconic Photograph?

A presentation by Mick Yates & Richard Young.

Monday November 13th, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, York St, Bath BA1 1NG.

Join us to discuss this fascinating topic. What is iconic? Does our understanding change with context? Does it change with history or hindsight? And does technology affect how we ‘see’?

Richard Young will explore what ‘iconic’ means, and then Mick Yates will share thoughts on a few of the dozens of iconic images that they have collected and studied.

There will be a break out so that participants can offer their views, too. And please bring examples of images that you would like to discuss, and that you think are iconic!


Week begin Dec 11th Social event

Mon Jan 8th, 2018.

Member led – image workflow, external projects TBC

The Road Trip, the ultimate photographic adventure







The Road Trip – Mon Feb 12th, 2018.

The Road Trip, the ultimate photographic adventure. We are probably all familiar with certain trips, resulting in classic phonebooks such as Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’. But did you know that you can trace the history of this genre almost back to the dawn of photography. And it’s not just an American idea. Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road not only influenced Frank, but also Japanese photography.

And a quick scan at Instagram shows that Road Trips are alive and well – and truly global!

Join Carlos Ordonez and Mick Yates on February 12th, 19:30 at the Friends Meeting House, Bath, to explore this fascinating branch of photography.

Mon Mar 12th, 2018. Benedict Brain – New Colour work

Monday Mar 12th

Benedict Brain is an award-winning journalist and practising photographer. He is currently the editor of Digital Camera, one of the UK’s best-selling photography magazines. He balances his ‘day job with a vibrant creative life as a photographer and has taken part in multiple exhibitions in the UK and USA.
Ben will be presenting examples of his recent colour work and discussing recurring themes and creative his working practise


Mon Apr 9th, 2018.

Honest Photography – Rabban

Local photographer Rabban has been photographing for many years. His distinctive, intuitive style can be both provocative and compelling.

Rabban will be presenting and discussing a range of photography including his own work. He will be looking at issues of truth and honesty.

This promises to be both an interesting and thought provoking evening .


Mon May 14th, 2018.

May 14th 2018 MeetingThe next PhotoBath meeting on Monday 14th May will focus upon short visual introductions by members regarding their ongoing work

This will be an opportunity to get to know individual members photography practise, to discuss and learn more about the diversity  of Photography work within the group. Amongst other things, we will be discussing layout and format options for this year’s members showcase book.

Hope to see you there

Mon June 11th, 2018.

The meeting will feature updates on both the exhibition and Showcase book as well as a continued discussion on book format. We should also have time for member introductions and showcase of photography.