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Mayor attends 75 Years of Photography launch

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Carol Malarkey JP, accompanied by the Mayor's consort, Councillor Bill Malarkey, were guests at the opening of the Isle of Man Photographic Society's (IOMPS) exhibition celebrating its 75th anniversary.


Held at the House of Mannanan the exhibition was officially opened by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Mr Adam Wood. 


HEHWMFoursomeDSC 3552 MediumThe Lieutenant Governor, the Mayor and Mayor's consort and IOMPS president Tony Curtis



The exhibition, 75 Years of Photography, combines displays of work by members of the society and of cameras and equipment used over the years.  The development from film-based work, including a mock-up display of a darkroom complete with an enlarger, safelights and chemical trays, is contrasted against today‚Äôs equivalent environment of a digital camera, home computer and printer. 


DuoDSC 3384 MediumA Victorian look



The exhibition also features a studio set out as a Victorian drawing room to serve as a backdrop for visitors to take their own photographs.


HWMHECURTISDSC 3549 MediumMeeting His Excellency and IOMPS president Tony CurtisHer Worship was among guests assembled for a group photograph by Andrew Barton who employed the Victorian flash powder method to lend authenticity to the theme of the exhibition. 


The exhibition, a joint venture between the Isle of Man Photographic Society and Manx National Heritage, will run until August 4th.





Group MG 9297 Medium'Flash, bang, wallop...what a picture!'