Wingfield Barns hosts disabled photographers’ exhibition

The Disabled Photographers Society is staging its first exhibition in the eastern area at Wingfield Barns.

About 170 prints are now currently on display and will remain at the north Suffolk venue until May 2.

The society will also be running a photographic workshop at the barns on Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 4.30pm daily, where able bodied photographers, as well as those with disabilities, are invited to learn the tricks of taking professional studio shots with the help of an experienced model.

At the exhibition, the society is also launching a competition for disabled photographers with the first prize being a week's holiday on the Isle of White of a stay at the Park House Hotel in Sandringham.

The charity was founded in 1968 when an enthusiastic group of photographers in Richmond invited severely disabled ex-servicemen from the Royal Star and Garter Home to join their meetings.

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Since then it has steadily grown and has members from across the UK.

Most of its committee members and helpers have physical disabilities so can readily appreciate the challenges and diversity of solutions each disabled photographer needs.

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