The photographic angle promotes education of the public in the art and science of photography by staging exhibitions and supporting professional, student and amateur photographers
The Photographic Angle holds free exhibitions that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into temporary galleries. The exhibitions showcase contemporary work submitted by students, graduates and enthusiasts of the art of photography, giving the public the chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, an occupation, or simply a pastime.
For each exhibition, an expert in the art of photography is invited to select a new theme inspired by their own research, for which photographers can submit work to tour around TPA galleries throughout the UK. Work can be submitted to this website by visiting the "Submit to Exhibit" page. Following submission, chosen images are printed by the charity, at no expense to the photographers submitting them. New themes are chosen regularly, and exhibitions are constantly changing.
TPA is proud to be linked to the Royal Photographic Society, and in conjunction with it, is responsible for funding a bursary for work in relation to environmental awareness. In addition, the charity also awards a number of its own bursaries each year.
The charity is run by an enthusiastic team which is committed to bring photography to all levels of the community.
The team is made up of trustees, permanent staff and our ambassadors. Here is a description of the individual members of the team.
He is a keen amateur photographer, enjoying street photography in particular and has travelled extensively pursuing that hobby.
He enjoys live music, live comedy and theatre. He is also a collector of art and photographs.
She has an active life away from the office and enjoys crossfit, running and competitive rowing.
Outside of TPA she loves photography, interior design, bass guitar as well as running, gym work and swimming to keep fit. Reading, gardening and cooking are her ways of relaxing.
Outside of work, Hannah loves to run, swim, socialise and take photographs.
Following graduation, Stacey got a job working at a design magazine where she soon got involved in the editorial, working her way up to the position of Staff Writer. She has been writing for magazines, websites and blogs ever since and in 2009, she started her own blog, which is regularly nominated as one of the top interior design blogs in the UK.
She loves traveling, getting to know new people and places, and learning how to use her camera to capture memories.
Adrian's current interests include reportage photography and facilitating developmental workshops for camera clubs.
She has recently joined The Photographic Angle as a Trainee Exhibitions Manager.
Outside of the office, Ruth is a keen photographer and enjoys to travel, cook and keep fit.
Wendy grew up in Kent, where she started working in a wide range of administrative roles in both central and local government. She moved to Devon and fuelled her passion for magazines by working for a local design-based trade magazine, before deciding to train as a primary school teacher. After graduating, she has been working with young people with challenging behaviour and complex needs, before joining the team at TPA to cover Stacey's maternity leave.
Outside work, Wendy is a keen amateur photographer, jewellery-maker and grandmother!
Jen studied Contemporary Theatre at Dartington College of Arts . After graduating she set up a theatre and workshop company based in Bristol. Since then Jen has been the General Manager of restaurant in Totnes, alongside this she has been involved with Events Management for festivals around the country.
In her free time Jen enjoys all sports that regard the sea and snow, seeing the world on a regular basis, and she also helps set up and run children's theatre workshops.
Helen is our Ambassador for the South West.
Helen started her career in Marketing and Events by successfully gaining the Chartered Institute of Marketing Certificate. She has been fortunate to work for a leading global insurance company in their in-house Events Team for over eleven years. During this period she was responsible for managing and implementing a wide range of high quality and complex events in the UK and Overseas. She has a real passion for improving Corporate Social Responsibility in the events industry. In 2010 she became Sustainability Champion for an International event she organised in Switzerland by implementing the BS 8901 Event Sustainability Management System and achieving self-certified status.
Her main focus now is on building her own events business, offering bespoke and professional event services to key clients including TPA.
Quentin appreciates photography; being able to see the world through the photographers' eyes is so refreshing and free from rules. Away from work he enjoys terribly (shamefully) trashy TV, gardening, yoga and a somewhat full social life. And also believes that everyone should know how to make soup!
Sarah is an Ambassador for the Bristol area.
Sarah is a graduate from the University of the West of the England in Bristol, where she studied Graphic Design. She has over 10 years' experience in the publishing industry, and has recently become a senior designer and internal publisher of business-to-business magazines. She is now combining her work in design with the exciting new role as "Ambassador" for The Photographic Angle and is enjoying the challenge!
When Sarah is not designing or overseeing exhibitions, she will be out walking her dog Oscar, camping in her caravan and generally enjoying the great outdoors.
Ash is an Ambassador for the North and North East of England.
Ash is married to Nick and they have three boys who enjoy the outdoor life, sport and eating her out of house and home. A qualified secretary, Ash now works part time in the offices of a busy farm contracting business as well as working from home as a website editor for several companies and charities. She is currently the secretary for the Vale of York Support Group of Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family, as well as a trustee of the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation, which acknowledges and supports young people in Yorkshire.
Her hobbies include countryside pursuits, gardening, travel, bridge, tennis, skiing and socialising.
Nick is an Ambassador for the North and North East of England.
Nick owns and lives on a 540 acre productive working farm overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors. For over 20 years he has been involved in event management and the organisation of team building, leadership, experiential training and simulated game days for several different organisations. In the winter he works for a sporting agency which takes him into some of the most beautiful countryside in the North. He leads an outdoor life, is actively involved in the local community and also sits on several committees involved with the countryside and conservation.
His hobbies are keeping fit, history, music, conservation, countryside pursuits, photography and rugby union.
Jo is TPA's ambassador for the North West of England.
Jo has over 12 years' experience working in the events industry, organising everything from exhibitions and conferences to gala dinners and award ceremonies for a number of clients across the UK. She loves the variety of the work involved in organising events and gets a real sense of satisfaction in seeing things come together on set up days.
Jo likes to be busy, which is lucky as she has two small children to entertain, as well as working on a number of projects.