South End snap­pers show off their tal­ents

Wexford People - - NEWS - By DAVID TUCKER

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.

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