Cirencester Camera Club is one of approximately 100 clubs across the South West of England affiliated to the Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) which in turn is part of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB).

More information about these organisations and what they do can be found on their websites, but in brief they bring together all the affiliated Camera Clubs across Great Britain.

WCPF is one of 15 Federations across GB affiliated to the PAGB, which is then part of the FIAP ( Federation International de l’Art Photographique)

About the WCPF
The purpose of the WCPF is to
• encourage the art and practice of photography directly to members and clubs throughout its area.
• Support and liaise with other Federations and the PAGB
• Represent local views and interest in national debate
The WCPF runs Annual DPI and Print competitions along with exhibitions for its members, further detail can be found on the website.

About the PAGB
The PAGB coordinates specific actives for photographic clubs through its 15 Federations.
It organises national competitive events, offers recorded lectures and runs its own distinctions programme, known as APM ( Awards for Photographic Merit).
It has strong links with other similar organisations in different countries throughout the world through its membership of FIAP.

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”
Henri Cartier Bresson

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