On 18 April 2016 Ludshott Photographic Club hosted the Jim Henson Trophy for Audio-visual presentations which in this its initial year was open to entrants from any club affiliated to the Surrey Photographic Association.
Our thanks go to Carole Speight ARPS who judged the competition and commented on each sequence. The importance of this increasingly popular form of photography was recognised with the presence of Walter Benzie Hon. FRPS, President of the Royal Photographic Society, who presented the awards.
The winning entry was “Battle of the Waterberg” by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB, of Ludshott Photographic Club, for her poignant story of the destruction by colonial forces of the Herero people of German West Africa (now Namibia). The story was wonderfully shown with a gripping commentary, fitting music and a selection of Kathleen’s images mixed with archival pictures.
Second place went to Len Deeley FRPS DPAGBA EFIAP BPE3, of Godalming Camera Club, for “The Compassionate Man” an insightful study chronicling the life and works of the Victorian-era painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts.
Norman Horsham CPAGB of Mid Thames AV Group secured third place for “The West Coast of Scotland” with his outstanding photography.
Highly Commended certificates were awarded to
“Metal” by Brian Marjoram LRPS of Ludshott Photographic Club
“www.love” by Peter Walmesley of Windlesham and Camberley
“The Berlin Wall” by Mike Reed CPAGB of Windlesham and Camberley
The Audience Vote went to “www.love” by Peter Walmesley.