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.
Graham is a former property lawyer, having acted for many clients in the worlds of media, art and culture.
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.
Cindy spent the early part of her career in advertising working for an international business-to-business publishing company. She then went on and set up her own stunning design magazine for the kitchen & bathroom industry along with a successful awards event. Cindy joined The Photographic Angle soon after its incorporation, and has worked across all areas within the charity during its development, before settling in her current role.
She has an active life away from the office and enjoys crossfit, running and competitive rowing.
Having trained as a graphic artist at college, Lou enjoys painting. Today, murals are her forte in a posturized style having done anything from her son's portrait to Jimi Hendrix. She formerly worked as a manageress of a retail outlet for a local artist for 14 years, before pursuing a career as a healthcare nurse. In 2010, she joined the team at The Photographic Angle, her main involvement now being in marketing.
Outside of TPA she loves photography and bass guitar as well as running, gym work and swimming to keep fit. Reading and cooking are her ways of relaxing.
Before joining TPA, Hannah worked for several years in the events and travel industry. During this time, she came to realise that logistics, organisation and event management were things which came naturally to her, so in July 2011 she joined the team and became TPA's operations manager. On a daily basis, Hannah manages TPA's hectic calendar, juggles stock levels, plans our exhibitions and manages our crews.
Outside of work, Hannah loves to run, swim, socialise and take photographs.
Stacey grew up in Devon before leaving to study for a degree in French, German & European Studies at the University of Bath. During her course she had the opportunity to spend a year abroad & enrolled at the renowned Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris.
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.
Helen grew up in Somerset, whilst talking many adventurous family holidays to visit relatives in Africa. Inspired, she returned there in her gap year to teach in a school in Swaziland. Through university, she continued teaching by completing a Primary Education degree and taught for several years after graduation.
She loves traveling, getting to know new people and places, and learning how to use her camera to capture memories.
Adrian Stone has extensive experience as a photographic judge, both in the UK and overseas. He is a part-time Tutor at City College, Peterborough. He has commissioned permanent photographic exhibitions for the NHS, and undertaken photographic projects for the Royal Society of Arts.
Adrian's current interests include reportage photography and facilitating developmental workshops for camera clubs.
Colin is TPA's Ambassador for Leeds and the surrounding area.
His uncontrollable desire to organise things has resulted in a very varied work life, ranging from leading expeditions across Africa and Asia to delivering many hundreds of corporate events and entertainments. The events organising work continues, with variety being the spice of life. He never knows what will be coming next. As his area of specialisation is interactive fun and games, this can see him involved one day in a team building event and the next at a lively theme party.
When not working, time is taken up with family, walking in the Yorkshire Dales where he lives and teaching 4x4 off road driving techniques.
Rachel is TPA's Ambassador for the South East and London.
Rachel comes from the small village of Caldicot and has grown up loving the outdoors and mountains. It was obvious from a very young age that she was extremely organised and enjoyed nothing more than writing 'to do' lists for all the family. The family had spent every year since she was born camping in France, so this coupled with her love of the outdoors sent her to Coventry University to study Biology and French. Rachel's parents were both teachers, so after obtaining her BSc Hons she studied her Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Cardiff. After her career in teaching it was a natural progression in to planning events.
Since starting in the events sector Rachel has organised events for some of the top FTSE 100 companies and has enjoyed managing events in Cape Town and San Francisco as well as in Europe.
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.
She is a freelance event producer based in Manchester. By day she works with agencies on large-scale projects, from launches and festivals to experiential marketing. By night she produces her own events, such as pop-up cinema party The Film Night, the 1940s-themed Northern Quarter Street Party, and the occasional vote-along Eurovision screening night. She also works on concerts at Manchester Cathedral and other venues in the city.
In between organising events she enjoys live music, art, theatre, cooking, and writing about these things for Manchester Wire, a new listings website.