LPPG Board & Constitution

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Apr 052014

This morning we held the first Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery Annual General Meeting. About thirty people attended, so we gathered together in the gallery and worked through our agenda. The two most important issues were opened-up for discussion, the LPPG Constitution, and the election of members to the board who will take forward the interests of the gallery.

The discussion was concise, supportive and generous, and it was great to get the constitution approved, and then a full set of volunteers elected to the board. The gallery will be in safe hands and will be able to move forward into it’s next phase of development.

Ian Davies was expressly thanked for the magnificent job he’d done in setting the gallery going and ensuring that it works as a creative and democratic space. It was a fitting testament that so many people attended the AGM and felt confident that they could stand for positions and help to develop the service the gallery offers to its members.

I’m pleased that this was a high-point for me to bow-out, so I can concentrate on my PhD research over the summer. I think the gallery is going to be constantly surprising and invigorating, and I’m looking forward to helping out when I can.

Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery Open Exhibition Preview

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Sep 182013

Last night I was at the preview for the 2013 Leicester Peoples Photographic Gallery Members Open Exhibition. I chatted to the guests and exhibitors about the photographs that are on display and what they thought of having the chance in Leicester to take part in such a democratic exhibition.

Arthur Foster Visits Leicester People’s Photographic Gallery

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Jul 022013

Renowned photographer, Arthur Foster, visited the Leicester People’s Photographic Gallery today. I caught up with him and asked him what keeps him inspired by photography, and how he thinks photography can keep inspiring others.