Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Showcasing a snapshot of their 95-year history, Barnsley Photographic Society are proud to be hosting a special exhibition at Cooper Gallery this winter.

Aptly named ‘95’, the exhibition is made up of an eclectic range 60 prints covering a whole manner of subjects, themes and styles to highlight the versatility and skills of the society’s many members.

From Saturday 23rd November until Saturday 22nd February next year, come along to the free exhibition which will be displayed in the Sadler Room.

Back in 1924, a group of photography enthusiasts launched the society and would meet at a photography studio on Shambles Street.

Today, Barnsley Photographic Society meet every Monday from 8pm at Emmanuel Methodist Church on Huddersfield Road where they undertake a series of talks, competitions, practical sessions and social events throughout the each. The season runs from September to April, with the summer months used to explore the best South Yorkshire through a viewfinder.

Every month is focused around a theme from the tangible, such as materials or items, to the more abstract such as focus or tranquillity. They also host a monthly competition which members are encouraged to take part in, again themed each month around areas of photography such as portrait, action or nature.

They are always happy to welcome new members from the keen hobby photographer to those more accustomed with modern equipment. As a society, they have embraced and adapted towards digital photography in recent years and all members share skills and ideas together for how to capture the perfect shot.

For more information about the society, visit their website

Cooper Gallery is open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm