IN THE FRAME: Photo club’s annual showcase

EXHIBITION: Around 100 works by the photo club’s 20 members are on display

VERA Photo Club inaugurated its annual show at Mojacar’s municipal La Fuente Art Centre, supported by an impressive crowd of friends, artists, townspeople, visitors and club members.

The yearly exhibition has become known for the consistent quality and originality of the works, as well for the professional presentation.

This year, 20 members are displaying 100 photographs covering various forms, including portraits, landscape, wildlife, mural art, nude and abstract. A prize was awarded to Scottish Howard Dickson who lives in Zurgena, for his “dark space”, which was judged best photograph, while the prize for the best set of photographs went to Marie Savels, a Bedar resident originally from Belgium.

Also at the exhibition, there is a chance to see a projection of more than 600 photographs showcasing the best results from the members’ monthly challenges on a variety of different topics, giving an insight into the progress they have made in the exciting world of imagery.

Vera Photo Club is the largest and most important forum of its type in the province, pulling together more than photography-lovers – professionals, amateurs and beginners – who live in the Levante and northern areas of Almeria. Members are of various different nationalities, including Spanish, Norwegian, Belgian and Dutch, with a strong British representation.

Rod Westwood, a professional photographer from the fashion world, is the group’s president and one of its founders, and always has his camera at the ready to capture his personal vision through his lens.

As in previous years, Mojacar Council has put the La Fuente centre at the club’s disposal, where they have staged this must-see exhibition full of quality images and diversity.

The exhibition will remain open to the public free of charge until November 30, from Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 2pm.