South End snappers show off their talents
South End Camera Club’s exhibition in The Friary Hall, which was recently opened by Labour leader and Wexford Deputy Brendan Howlin, has been drawing an appreciative crowd.
Club chairman Tony Doyle said 40 photographs were being exhibited, the pictures taken by people ranging in age from 30 to 70-plus and with all levels of experience, from relative newcomers to more seasoned snappers.
All shared one thing - a passion for photography.
‘We have been in existence for eight years and have all levels of talent in the club, which is affiliated to the South East Resource Centre,’ said Tony.
He said that more experienced members passed their talents on to new members to bring them up to a good level, which kept standards high.
‘We are a small group of 10 members and we like to keep it small to keep the personal touch,’ he said.
Tony said the exhibition photographs were up for sale, but club members were in it for the love of photography rather than to make money.
Before the exhibition opening, guests were treated to a performance by members of the Wexford Sea Shantie Singers.
Labour Party Leader Brendan Howlin TD, who opened the Southend Camera Club exhibition in The Friary Hall, with club Members (from left) back, Holly McEvoy, Danny Conway, Margaret Creane, Ian Lawlor and Linda Moore; front, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Tony Doyle (club chairman), Brendan Howlin TD, Marian Howlin and Maria Mahon. Missing from the picture is May Fitzpatrick.