Club’s birthday celebration
Dumfries Camera Club is celebrating its 70th birthday with an exciting project featuring portraits of local people.
More than 1,000 people are included in a unique exhibition, with pictures hung informally on strings all over the Gracefield Gallery until the end of the month.
The club is also working with the Dumfries Library archive service to ensure that these photographs will not be lost and that future generations will be able to find pictures of their relatives and other people into the next century and beyond.
If anyone who features in the exhibition goes along on the last day, Saturday September 30, they will be given their picture.
The town is lucky enough to have several photographic clubs and Dumfries Camera Club is one of the most successful in the UK, winning many national awards and championships throughout its 70 years.
The club meets on Wednesday evenings in Gracefield and anyone interested can be assured of a warm welcome.
At work Morrell McKenzie by Caroline Menzies. Morrell is an engraver who has lived here for 41 years. He is married with one son and one daughter and enjoys football, bowls and ice hockey. Viewing Visitors to Gracefield looking at the portraits Pose Andrew Gass by David Jardine. A retired plumber who has lived and worked in Dumfries and Galloway most of his life.
Smile Bethany Brown by John McVie. Bethany is a student nurse at the University of the West of Scotland and has been an Army reservist for six years. She moved to Dumfries from Belfast.
Portrait Jan Purdie by Les Fraser. Jan is married to farmer William and they have three daughters. They farm near New Abbey and Jan is a learning assistant at the local primary school. She also enjoys floral art.