PCNS Open Open Exhibition 2018

The Photographers Collective North Staffordshire

The PCNS Open Open Exhibition 2018 is looking for your interpretation of the theme Open. It is open to all people who take photographs, whether on the latest DSLR, on an old Instamatic, or on your phone.There will be an award of an Amazon voucher worth £25 for the photograph which members of the PCNS Core Group feel interpret Open most interestingly. There will be a public exhibition of the photographs with an official opening and award ceremony.

We want to encourage a broad range of people to enter, so we ask for a photograph printed no larger than 6 inches/15cm on its longest side.
You can enter up to 4 images.
The cost of entering The PCNS Open Open is £1 per photograph.
You must pay with the entry in cash or by going to http://photowalknetwork.org/open-entries/entry-to-open-open-photography-competition.

To enter either –
Bring your prints to The Art Stop, 108 Church Street, Stoke ST4 1BU on May 16th between 6pm and 8pm, or the 31st May between 4pm and 7pm.
Or, e-email .jpg files to photocns@gmail.com and we will print them.
If you are emailing images to us, please save to the highest quality, if you need help or advice e-mail us. Final date for entries is midnight May 31st 2018.

Make sure that you fill in the form which you can find here to print or copy and send, or use the form at the bottom of this page, and send one for each photograph, or bring with your photograph. Forms will be available to fill in if dropping off at Art Stop. Please get signed permission if other people are prominently featured; this has to be a parent or guardian if the subject is under 18 or vulnerable. If you are not sure, contact us on photocns@gmail.com.

If you are going to bring your photographs in person on May 16th or 31st, please put them in an envelope with your name and contact details on.
We are sorry but we cannot return prints to you, unless a special arrangement is made with us.

We look forward to seeing your interpretations of Open.

Send us this form and an e-mail with your photograph attached make sure you include your name and the title and the entry fee to the address above.


International Pinhole Photography Day April 26th 2015

PCNS celebrated International Pinhole Photography Day with a workshop where people gathered to make their camera from a box then take their photographs. Most attending hadn’t tried this before and it was pleasing to see children and young people attending with their parents and carers. It was a great lively day and thanks go for all the work put in voluntarily by members of PCNS who shared their skills.

Below are just a few photographs from the day and a small selection of the pinhole photographs. We look forward to seeing you in 2016 and at events coming up with PCNS throughout the year.

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Childhood – Jenny Harper


‘Childhood’ is an exhibition of documentary photographs of child life taken by Staffordshire photographer, Jenny Harper (who won the 2014 PCNS Open). It is a collection of black and white, candid, environmental portraits of her children. The exhibition will take place in the PCNS Gallery at Burslem School of Art from 31st March until 29th May 2015, with the Opening taking place on Tuesday 31st March at 6:30pm. An accompanying workshop on photographing your children in this style is being planned to take place in May.

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